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    Tool 22 … A discipline plan

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    A summary of ideas for discussion

    Often a discipline plan needs to be developed in order to correct a particular behaviour. Some of the elements of a discipline plan include:

    • What is the child’s behaviour/responses/reactions at issue here?
    • Circumstances? Purpose of child’s behaviour?
    • Your response/reaction? Helpful?/Unhelpful?
    • Reflection
    • Research
    • Insights
    • Planned response/strategy
    • Review
    • This is an RD tool

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
‣‣‣ Alan Lakein

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
‣‣‣ Eleanor Roosevelt

Use the outline below in order to address negative or unhelpful behaviours. Adapt this page if you would like to teach a positive behaviour.


Child’s name:

  1. What is the child’s behaviour/responses/reactions at issue here? What are you thinking or feeling about it? Why is it an issue? What change would you like to see?

  2. What happens prior to the unacceptable behaviour? What is the purpose or reason behind this behaviour?

  3. What are you doing at the moment in response to this behaviour? Helpful?/Unhelpful?

  4. Take some time for reflection/quiet thought/listening/reading/talking with a friend or counsellor
    (note any images/ideas/thoughts/impressions emerging from this activity)

  5. Research: What have others seen, heard of or tried that may be helpful here?

  6. What insights, about yourself or the child, are worth noting here?

  7. What are your responses or resolves as a result of all this reflection activity?

  8. What steps do you intend to trial and review? Include management steps along the way towards achieving your goal.

Most recent edit: 19FEB15~pd

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