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Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Program

 

Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Program is a brief, population-based intervention designed to prevent violence and mitigate toxic stress.

"Assume you see one young child hit another. What are you going to do?" 

From a public health standpoint, we believe that all parents should be asked this question. First, the question addresses childhood aggression, one of the strongest risk factors for violence later in life. Second, the question opens the door for discussions about healthy discipline strategies that can be used for other challenging behaviors.

Play Nicely presents 20 options to respond to a child with aggression. Learners view options that are of the most interest to them. Introduce the program in 1 minute and see results in less than 10 minutes.

Play Nicely works!

Multiple studies confirm that Play Nicely is effective. 

After viewing five to ten minutes of the program, parents

The program works for parents from different cultural backgrounds.

After viewing the program, health care providers

To view the free Play Nicely multimedia program, choose:

Play Nicely: The Healthy Discipline Handbook

This durable book is uniquely designed to enhance learning with tabbed pages for each of the 20 discipline options. Learn more about how to obtain this valuable printed resource.


Last Edited: April 13, 2017
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