Perfecting the Quest for Character Toolkit

We try to provide a vast array of resources for our parents to draw upon. Below you will find a compilation of highly recommended articles discussing effective discipline strategies:

  • 49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child
  • Proclamation-Based Principles of Parenting and Supportive Scholarship
    • Dollahite, David C. Strengthening Our Families: An In-depth Look at the Proclamation on the Family. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 2000. 100-122
  • Preventing Challenging Behavior with the Right Social Context
    • Kaiser, Barbara and Judy Sklar Rasminsky.Challenging Behavior in Young Children. Pearson Education, Inc. 2003. 129-153.
  • Discipline Strategies: Don’t Start What You Can’t Finish
    • Swift, Madelyn. Discipline for Life: Getting it Right with Children. Southlake: Childright, 2003. 107-136.
  • Positive Discipline Strategies: Direct Guidance
    • Marion, Marian. Guidance of Young Children 5th Edition. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1999. 69-98.
  • Avoiding “Me Against You” Discipline
    • NAEYC. “Ideas that work with young children. Avoiding 'Me Against You' discipline”. Young Children. 1988, 44(1): 24-29.
  •  “Teaseproof” Your Kids
  • Misbehavior or Mistaken Behavior?
    • Gartrell, Dan. “Misbehavior or Mistaken Behavior?”  Young Children.  July 1995, pp.27-34
  • Positive Discipline: Fostering the Self-Esteem of Young Children
    • Eaton, Mary. “Positive Discipline: Fostering the Self-esteem of Young Children”.  Punishment, Discipline and Guidance, Vol. 52 No. 6.
  • Replacing Time-Out: Using Guidance to Build an Encouraging Classroom
    • Gartrell, D. “Replacing Time-Out: Part One-Using Guidance to Build an Encouraging Classroom”. Young Children. 2001, 56 (6): 8-16.
  • A Different Look at Challenging Behavior
    • Loomis, C., & J. Wagner. “A Different Look at Challenging Behavior”. Young Children. 2005, 60 (2): 94-99.
  • Helping Young Children Deal With Anger
  • The Truth About Bullies
  • Anger and Self-Talk
  • Are You Afraid of Your Acting-Out Child? Part I: Why Giving In is a Dead End
  • Are You Afraid of Your Acting-Out Child? Part II: 7 Ways to Get Back Parental Authority
  • Trapped in a Screaming Match With Your Child? 5 Ways to Get Out Now
  • Acting Out In School: When Your child is the Class Troublemaker
  • New Insights into Praise: Implications for Early Childhood Teachers
    • Hitz, Randy and Amy Driscoll. “Praise or Encouragement? New Insights into Praise: Implications for Early childhood Teachers” Young Children. July 1988. 6-13.
  • Guidance and Discipline: Teaching Young Children Appropriate Behavior
    • Clewett, Ann s. “Guidance and discipline: Teaching Young Children Appropriate Behavior” Young Children. Vol. 43 No. 4, May 1988.26-31.
  • Bully Alert: How to Bash This Senseless Behavior
  • My Son is being bullied. Should he fight back?
  • Ten “To Do’s” for Discipline
  • Consequences: Helping Children Learn From Their Mistakes
    • Bailey, Becky A. Conscious Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management.
  • Choices: Building Self-Esteem and Willpower
    • Bailey, Becky A. Conscious Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management. pp.132-156
  • Bullies Pervasive Regardless of Culture
    • Weaver, Sarah Jane. “Bullies Pervasive Regardless of Culture”. LDS Church News. 19/11/05.
  • Love, Limits and Latitude
    • Hart, Craig H. “Love, Limits and Latitude”. Ensign. August 2008.
  • Parenting with Love, Limits and Latitude Can Have Far-reaching Effects on Children
    • Hart, Craig H. “Parenting with Love, Limits and Latitude Can Have Far-reaching Effects on Children”. BYU Magazine. Spring 2003.
  • Faithful Fathering
    • Hart, Craig H., Lloyd D. Newell, Elaine Walton, David C. Dollahite. “Faithful Fathering”. Helping and Healing Our Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005. 167-171.
  • The Family and the Kitchen Sink
    • Hart, Craig H., Lloyd D. Newell, Elaine Walton, David C. Dollahite. “The Family and the Kitchen Sink”. Helping and Healing Our Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005. 12-14.
  • Parenting that Strengthens Each Family Member
    • Hart, Craig H., Lloyd D. Newell, Elaine Walton, David C. Dollahite. “Parenting that Strengthens Each Family Member”. Helping and Healing Our Families.Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005. 135-139.
  • The Relational Nature of Eternal Identity
    • Hart, Craig H., Lloyd D. Newell, Elaine Walton, David C. Dollahite. “The Relational Nature of Eternal Identity”. Helping and Healing Our Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005. 24-31.
  • Rearing Children in Love and Righteousness
    • Hart, Craig H., Lloyd D. Newell, Elaine Walton, David C. Dollahite. “Rearing Children in Love and Righteousness”. Helping and Healing Our Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005. 141-151.
  • Children Are an Heritage of the Lord
    • Hart, Craig H., Lloyd D. Newell, Elaine Walton, David C. Dollahite. “Children are an Heritage of the Lord”. Helping and Healing Our Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005. 130-134.
  • Faithful Mothering
    • Hart, Craig H., Lloyd D. Newell, Elaine Walton, David C. Dollahite. “Faithful Mothering”. Helping and Healing Our Families. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005. 172-177.
  • Encouraging Positive Social Development in Young Children
    • Wittmer, Donna Sasse and Alice Sterling Honig. “Encouraging Positive Social Development in Young Children”. Young Children. July 1994.