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Positive Discipline Manual for Parents

A child's healthy development is based on the precondition of being safe from violence. This positive descipline manual provides parents with the toolkit how to raise and educate their children respecting their rights and opinions.

Positive parenting manual adresses some issues that childrren and parents face from birth to the end of adolescense. This manual is designed for parents of children of all ages. 

Children and the domestic violence

The manual describes the impact of domestice violence on children, which will allow many mothers to understand what is happening with the child if domestic violence occurs. The manual provides practical tips to build conflict-free, positive and respectful relations with the child.

Please find the manual on the Armenian page!

Protect your child from sexual violence

Parents and caregivers often worry that their children may be exposed to sexual violence by someone living in the community. This manual provides information and a set of advices for keeping your child safe from sexual violence. 

Safe Internet

Today the Internet rapidly grows raising both the possibilities and the dangers caused by the Internet. Nowadays, many children have access to the Internet and risks, associated to children's Internet use, sometimes result in feelings of loneliness, depression and may cause harmful life and health effects. Therefore, it is essential to develop knowledge on Internet use and risks associated with the Internet.

Violence; how to prevent it

Please find the article on Armenian page.

I know my child, and you?

A child's physical and emotional development starts from the very first seconds of life; proper nutrition and health care are critical during early child development period.  

“I know my Child, And You” manual is designed for parents of children aged 0-6; the manual tells about early childhood development, child health and violence against children.


Signs of child abuse and neglect

Signs of child abuse and neglect is available in Armenian

7 questions to understand the children and ourselves

Have you ever asked yourself why you shouldn't punish a child and how to raise a child without physical violence or abuse, how to be patient even in hopeless situations? Whether you should discuss problems with a child and try to find solutions together? You can find the answers to these questions in this manual.

This positive discipline manual designed for parents presents a number of situations many parents face. Each story or situation shows its positive and negative effects of discipline.


Signs your child is being bullied

These signs will help you understand that your child is being bullied by his peers;

  • Complaining of headache, stomache disorders, or unwilling to go to school,
  • Constant pessimistic mood, afraid of going to school or even having suicidal thoughts,
  • Asking for money or stealing it. 

If there is violence in the school

Please read the article on Armenian page.

Tips for Adults

How to avoid violence tips designed for adults is available in Armenian.

Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evidence says they were wrong

Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evidence says they were wrong, source -

In a recently published meta-analysis in the Journal of Family Psychology, developmental psychologist Elizabeth Gershoff and University of Michigan professor Andrew Grogan-Kaylor sift through 75 studies, for a total data pool of nearly 161,000 children, and find "no evidence that spanking is associated with improved child behavior.

Abolishing corporal punishment of children

  • What is corporal punishment?
  • Why we should abolish corporal punishment of children?
This manual designed for parents presents questions and answers on abolishing corporal punishment of children.