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  • Center for Effective Discipline: Growing Safe, Healthy & Resilient Children

    Growing Safe, Healthy & Resilient Children

    Childhood is a time when children explore and learn how to understand the world around them.

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  • Center for Effective Discipline Positive Parenting Pays Off

    Positive parenting pays off

    Five helpful tips to nurture healthy and positive child development.

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  • Discipline vs. Punishment

    Reward is a more effective motivator than punishment.

    Four factors of Effective Discipline

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  • Prevention Education

    The best way of dealing with school misbehavior is by preventing it.

    Schools with good discipline not only correct misbehavior but also teach appropriate behavior and coping skills.

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Center for Effective Discipline (CED) is a program of Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (Gundersen NCPTC). CED provides educational information on the effects and risk factors associated with the use of corporal punishment on children while offering healthy, effective alternatives.

The family system surrounding the child has the most influential impact on childhood development. Essential social and emotional skills are established through childhood relationships and experiences. Research shows that early relationship interactions and experiences serve as a child's foundation for future physical, mental, and social development.

Positive and negative childhood experiences dramatically affect health across the lifespan; therefore, we all play a role in supporting safe, healthy and resilient child development! Together, we can build safe and healthy communities for all children to thrive!

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