Healing Discipline: Bringing Hope to Shattered Lives
Educators are seeing a significant increase in out of control behaviors in the school setting. Teachers are no longer able to just teach as they are spending a large amount of time trying to manage students’ behaviors. This is occurring at the same time where there has been an increase in accountability for students’ academic performance. This increase in responsibility has been a drain on teachers.
This book is about hope—hope that we can establish change in situations that appear hopeless. As we begin to understand our own strengths, weaknesses, histories, and the causes of severe behavior we can then learn how to implement strategies to set up a healing environment for these children. The strategies we recommend are ones that the educator can implement, feel good about and have faith in. We want to bring hope to children coming from shattered lives, bring joy back to the educator and in the school settings!
We are both educators and mental health professionals, which gives us a unique perspective on working with children both in and out of the school setting who have severe emotional and behavioral concerns. Our mission is for all children to be emotionally healthy, happy, mature, and responsible. We believe as adults establish healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries, children are more likely to grow and prosper. When adults understand the impact of trauma, entitlement, disruptive attachment, and child development (including conscience development), they can better create healing environments for children.