November 2023 - Celebration of Wellness

November 2023 - Celebration of Wellness

Let's Talk About Discipline

By Monica Clark

There are many new trends in parenting, one of them being the topic of Conscious Discipline. What is Conscious Discipline?

Conscious Discipline solves the “Do as I say, not as I do” parenting dilemma. It is vastly different from the parenting traditions of years past. The change is from an unconscious, traditional compliance model of discipline to a conscious, relationship-based, community model. Conscious Discipline is based on human connection. It focuses on social-emotional learning and relationship building rather than outlined roles.  It helps parents learn parenting strategies based on safety, connection, and problem-solving rather than external rewards and punishments. Let’s examine the differences.

Traditional Discipline:

  • Rules govern behavior
  • Good behavior = external rewards
  • Bad behavior= punishment (in the form of fear, shame, or pain)
  • Goal = Obedience

Conscious Discipline:

  • Connection governs behavior
  • Controlling and changing ourselves is possible and has a profound impact on our children
  • Conflict is an opportunity to teach
  • Goal = Relationship

Conscious Discipline is based on 3 components: Safety, Connection, and Problem Solving.

  1. Safety, in the sense of self-regulation. Safety requires us to regulate our inner states and take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, and actions. The skill of composure helps us create a sense of safety in our environment by allowing us to stay calm enough to focus on what we want our children to do/learn from this moment.
  2. Connection through encouragement, choices, and empathy. Connection directs the flow of information to the brain, where fear, shame, and pain will block the absorption of information.
  3. Problem-solving with positive intent and consequences. Conscious Discipline is not free of consequences; it is about using consequences effectively.
  • Natural consequences
  • Logical consequences that are Related- Respectful- Reasonable
  • No empty threats
  • Followed by empathy

Conscious Discipline improves parent-child interactions, improves children’s social and emotional behavior, reduces aggression, increases academic readiness and achievement, decreases impulsivity and hyperactivity, and improves caregivers’ social and emotional behavior.

Resources: Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Baily, Positive Parenting by Amy McCready, Study Examining SEL, Conscious Discipline Published in Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning by Ashley Cullins

Meet & Greet - November 14, at 5:30 pm

Our free monthly Meet & Greet events offer new potential patients the opportunity to meet our providers and learn about our patient-centered medical home.

Please reserve your spot today by calling our office at 407-566-9700

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Happy Thanksgiving

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”
– Maya Angelou

Celebration Pediatrics will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23, 2023. Regular business hours will resume on Friday, November 24, 2023.

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What clients are saying ...

Dr Bob has been seeing my twins since they got out of the NICU and we love him. Very attentive, very nice, knowledgeable and understanding.

We recently moved so now it takes us up to 45 minutes to get there when it used to take us 15 minutes but we’ll never change doctors.

The office is always clean and the staff is super nice, highly recommended
Erika Nani - Jun 28, 2022
I love Celebration Pediatrics. The office staff is so kind and always willing to accommodate me when I need a last minute appointment or to reschedule. The doctors and nurses are also incredible.

My family loves Dr. Anwer, he is a remarkable doctor. You can tell he is very passionate about his career and genuinely loves his patients which is so important. He doesn’t treat my kids like just another patient but instead takes his time to ask questions and really understand our concerns.

I really could not recommend this office and Doctor enough!
Paola Vecco - June 22, 2022
The entire staff as you walk in are AMAZING!!! They greet you with smiles answer all questions and treat your child like it was their own.

There was no wait time and super super friendly!!! I am so happy they took great care of us. Dr. C is Amazing too!! Super great listener and. Wonderful dr.

Although we are new there she seemed like she knew and understood very well my sons asthma conditions!! Thanks everyone!!! Lots of love for you all!❤️❤️❤️ Sincerely, Happy Mommy 😃😃😃💯💯💯💯
Linda Sosa - March 23, 2022
This was our first visit with this center, and it was incredible, the registration was fast, the waiting time to go to the room was short, and the best of all this was the wonderful treatment of Dr. Toma with our daughter was incredible

Our daughter said for the first time that she loved going to the doctor and that the doctor was very funny and kind to her, and like a parents made us feel safe, she explained everything to us, the treatment towards us was wonderful, recommended a thousand percent,

Dr. Toma is wonderful. Amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Awilda Garcia - Feb 15, 2022
Fantastic doctors, nurses, and staff! Patient, listen, educate, answer every question, and spend adequate time with each patient.

I have found that the doctors at this location are intelligent and educated in a wide realm of topics which makes the experience much richer, especially when it is your first child!

Quick to get patients a visit when needed and we usually don’t wait more than 5-10 min to be seen.
Jordan McKinney - Jan 31, 2022
We are very happy and pleased to have found this place for our girls. We have recently moved from another state and the transition to this office was very smooth.

The staff was so helpful in making sure that the needed records for our girls were obtained from our prior provider. Our girls also loved the visit with NP Janil.

Would highly recommend this office.
K. Abegail Faleiros - March 28, 2022
We had our first newborn appointment at the practice and felt so comfortable. Monica was very easy to talk to and eased some of our little worries as first time parents.

She was patient, sweet, and very knowledgeable!

We left our appointment feeling very secure and with the practice that we chose!
Jenna Miles - April 11, 2022
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