Learning to exercise responsible decision-making and become accountable for one's attitudes and actions involves hard work, modeling, instruction and practice. This session presents Two Choice Discipline, a communication system that helps parents model and teach personal responsibility and accountability. TCD helps parents offer choices and consequences within present boundaries. Children learn how to listen actively, think about options and apply good judgment to make decisions when participating at home and school.
Content for this session is based on materials authored by Dr. Gibson, Managing Behavior to Support Differentiating Instruction (2010), and Parenting Responsible Children (2010), available at www.gha-pd.com.
Participant Outcomes: Participants attending this session will learn:
- How to communicate proactively and offer preset choices and consequences
- How to teach responsible, accountable decision-making and develop self-regulation
- How to help students work cooperatively or independently while the teacher works with another small group
- How to communicate respectfully and be accountable for choices or consequences.
Audience: Parents, Guardians, or any adult responsible for communicating with children and young adults