a Learning Seed video
“Stop it, you little brats, or I’ll flush YOU down the toilet!” At a support group one mom remembers wryly, “I wasn’t hitting them—just threatening to drown them.” This video portrays destructive methods of discipline (shouting, verbal abuse, threats) followed by alternatives that focus on giving attention for positive rather than negative behavior. Through discussion and dramatized stories, viewers learn how to make encouraging statements with “I” messages, deliver reprimands when needed, and give directions so children understand exactly what is expected. Click here to view/download the discussion guide. DVD with closed captions. (20 min.).