Positive Discipline Tool Card: Winning Cooperation
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. Winning Cooperation is the highlighted tool 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!
There is no equivalent tool card for teachers. Please see the parenting tool card below for information.
17-year-old Carly didn't turn in her homework assignment, for the second time. The first time, her math teacher gave her a warning, letting her know she needed to get future homework in on time for full credit, and encouraged her to check in ahead of time if she was needing help. Carly apologized and said she would turn it in on time next time. Carly's teacher appreciated what Carly was saying and acknowledged that she was going to do better next time.
Her teacher shared her own story, that she had lost out on a scholarship for college because she didn't get the paperwork in on time. It ended up being a costly mistake. She asked Carly what kept her from getting her assignment in on time. Carly said she stayed up too late watching T.V. and fell asleep, oversleeping the next morning. Her teacher asked her to brainstorm some solutions on how she can get her homework in on time next time. After deciding on one solution, Carly's teacher said she expected the late homework to be turned in the next day and she'd still give partial credit.
12-year-old Sam was very disappointed because he got a worse grade on his paper then he expected. His mother listened to Sam, without giving him advice. She also shared a time back when she was in school and got a worse grade on an assignment than she expected. She asked Sam if he wanted to brainstorm any solutions. He shared with her that he planned to talk with his teacher about it. His mother commented that she looked forward to hearing how the solution worked out.
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.