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Democratic Discipline

Discipline without punishments and rewards: Democratic Discipline

This workshop is based on the Aware Parenting approach of Dr. Aletha Solter.

Aware Parenting is a philosophy of child rearing that has the potential to change the world. Based on current research in child development, Aware Parenting questions most traditional assumptions about raising children, and proposes a new approach that can significantly improve relationships within a family. Parents who follow this approach raise children who are cooperative, compassionate, competent, nonviolent, and drug free.

Aware Parenting consists of

1.Attachment-style parenting

2.Non-punitive discipline

3.Healing from stress and trauma.


This workshop is useful for parents, teachers, daycare providers, health practitioners, social workers, therapists, and anybody else involved with babies or children from birth to pre-adolescence. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Basics of democratic discipline

Learn how to raise cooperative, responsible, and self-disciplined children without being too authoritarian or too permissive. We will discuss the pitfalls of punishments and rewards, and review the basic techniques of democratic discipline with mutual respect between adults and children. Discover the three reasons for inappropriate behaviour, and learn how to change children's behaviour by recognizing and meeting their needs.


Jürgen Peeters, teacher, author, psychotherapist, mediator and level 2 certified Aware Parenting Instructor. Married with Marleen and father of three children.

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