Positive Discipline Tool Card: Curiosity Questions (Conversational)
Positive Discipline Teacher's Tool Cards by Jane Nelsen and Kelly Gfroerer and Positive Discipline Parenting Tool Cards by Jane Nelsen and Adrian Garsia, each offer 52 Positive Discipline tools that are available to help with many teaching and parenting challenges. Curiosity Questions (Conversational) are the highlighted tools in this blog post.
After trying out this tool with the children in your life, please share a story of success or struggle, you've had with it. Thank you! The more you apply the Positive Discipline teaching and parenting tools, the more they will become a part of your own lifestyle. Practice makes better!
4th grader, Martha, felt like her teacher was a drill sergeant always barking orders at the students and refusing to let them talk to explain situations. After her teacher attended a Positive Discipline training, Martha noticed a change in her.
Instead of the usual orders and lack of listening, Martha's teacher started asking the students questions to find out what happened after situations and she actually listened to them. Martha started to feel like her teacher cared about the students more and Martha felt more comfortable with her teacher because of this.
15-year-old Mark was upset with his friend and when he
came home, he ignored his mother when she asked him to
put his backpack away, as he dropped it in the entryway. He
stormed off to his room.
Mark then came down to get a snack and his mother joined
him in the kitchen. In a calm voice, she validated Mark's
feelings first, "Seems like you're upset about something." Mark
replied, "Yeah, I'm really upset." She then asked him, "What
happened?" and just closed her mouth and listened. Mark shared a bit of what was going on between him and his friend. After the conversation, he went and put his backpack away.
Where can you purchase these tool card decks? The card decks are available at www.positivediscipline.com (Select products, then select tool cards) and there are versions available for iPhone and Android in the App stores on the phones.