Ruth Buffam is a Certified Positive Discipline Educator and Trainer and has an educational background in early childhood, educational psychology and counselling. She spent over 20 years as a classroom & special education teacher and has more than a few years of parenting experience raising three wonderful sons.
A few years ago Ruth discovered the Positive Discipline Program by Dr. Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott. A short time later, she met and took training from Jane Nelsen. Through Jane's support & friendship, Ruth developed a website (positivediscipline.ca) with the goal of making Positive Discipline resources more accessible to Canadians.
Ruth now dedicates the majority of her work life to educating parents, childcare providers & teachers in Canada (and beyond) about Positive Discipline. She also does program development of her own based on Adlerian & Positive Discipline principles.
Research shows that punishment and rewards are not only poor motivators, but in fact, in the long term can be harmful to children. Positive Discipline workshops & resources support parents, teachers & childcare providers in learning behaviours and non punitive strategies that grow and nurture intrinsic motivation and significant life skills in children.
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"I invite you to explore the difference Positive Discipline can make in your relationships!"