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Positive parenting what is it?

Positive parenting refers to parental behaviour based on the best interests of the child. It provides nurturing, empowering, recognition and guidance, and involves setting boundaries to enable the full development of the child. Positive parenting supposes respect for children's rights and a non-violent environment where parents do not use corporal or psychologically demeaning punishment to resolve conflict or teach discipline and respect. Real discipline cannot be taught with violence. 
 
Illustrated brochure on positive parenting: English - Estonian - French - German - Greek - Portuguese - Spanish - Russian

Parenting in contemporary Europe A positive approach

Views on positive parenting and non-violent upbringing

Committee of Ministers Recommendation Rec(206)19 on policy to support positive parenting
Council of Europe website: Social Policies for Families and Children

Overview of progress in positive parenting in Council of Europe member states (September 2009)

Compilation of Evidence-Based Family skills Training Programmes - UNODC (2010)