Discipline Starts with Empathy

Struggling with how to discipline your child? Many parents do! Figuring out why your child is acting out and how you can handle it raises a ton of questions, like:

    • Should you spank your child?
    • Is your kid really misbehaving or purpose?
    • What do you do after you snap and lash out?
    • How can you get your child to stop ignoring and start obeying?
    • Which techniques actually work at helping your child manage their emotions?
    • How can you navigate your child’s changing hormones and behavior?

In this kit, you’ll learn answers to these questions – along with the surprising science behind misbehavior and meltdowns. You’ll also find tips from the experts about how to calm your child and yourself next time stress strikes. Ready? Take a deep breath and let’s get disciplined!

What goes into making a course?

13 Episodes

29 Activities

240 Hours of study

4 Experts

118 Papers and books

52 Recommended Resources

Expert Highlights

Ruth Burtman, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist, Psychoanalyst & Educational Consultant

We have to slow our emotions down, take a deep breath, regulate ourselves. In that way, we’re modeling a method to calm ourselves down, to show that we are able to take responsibility when we make a mistake.

— Let’s Breathe

Kristene Geering
Parent Coach | Early Childhood Special Education Teacher | Parent Lab Director of Education
The first thing I think that parents can keep in mind when they have a two-year-old is that if you don’t keep your sense of humor, you’re going to lose your mind.

— Discipline Before Words

Patty Wipfler

Founder of Hand in Hand Parenting, Co-Author of ‘Listen’

Early morning, before school, before you even ask a child to brush their teeth or get their jammies off, is a really good time to set up a chance for them to be powerful.

— Creating Empathy Together

Alex Korb, PhD

Neuroscientist, Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCLA

The prefrontal cortex is sort of the adult part of the brain. And so when it’s not fully developed, kids’ ability to understand and foresee the consequences of their actions is, in a sense, impaired.

— Rules for the Rule-Challenged

What the Parents Say

This makes me feel human. It’s hard trying to unlearn the ways my parents disiplined me and your right. The way they disiplined me isn’t the way I want my son to feel. This made me feel better and realised love is the key. Thank you!


This episode speaks in volumes of how a parent should really act when their child is acting out. Brilliant story and advice.


This hit home in every way thats exactly what made me look for something like this app i too said there must be another way !! Cant wait to go on with this and learn


“I love how Theory of mind is mentioned! I love these lessons. I teach child development at a community college and am a director of a preschool school and listen to these to share with my families and staff who need more support with their children!”


I was pretty much thrown into being a single mom cause of life circumstances an this app is really encouraging thank you for developing it.bethany


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