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 Respectful Parenting

Respectful Parenting is for parents and and other people working with children, seeking educational tools that works long term. Respectful Parenting encourages children to think for themselves, take more responsibility and to respect both themselves and others, at the same time.

Respectful Parenting is respectful and non-punitive methods that help us to reach to the core of inappropriate behavior in children being kind and firm at the same time.


Respectful Parenting:

Kind and firm at the same time (respectful and encouraging).
Helps children to feel belonging and gives the feeling that they are important. Its effective in the long term (penalty works in the short term but have negative long-term results).
It teaches children valuable social skills for example. respect, concern for others, responsibility and how to work together and solve problems.
It invites children to discover their own capabilities and how they can use their personal power in a constructive way.


Method origin

Respectful Parenting is an approach based on a program based on the work of Alfred Adler (psychologist, psychotherapist and founder of Adlerian Psychology) and Rudolf Dreikurs (psychiatrist and educator who developed Alfred Adler's system of individual psychology to a pragmatic approach for understanding the behavior of children and to encourage cooperative behavior without punishment or reward). Dr. Adler introduced in 1920 the idea to educate parents in the upbringing of children, based on mutual respect. He discovered in their study that children who did not have clear boundaries or who were overprotected often had behavior problems.

Respectful Parenting teaches young people to become responsible in a respectful and supportive way that also works for adults.

Research shows that children from birth are programmed to want to connect with others and that children who feel connected to the community, family and school are less likely to behave badly.