We focus on the positive impact of a democratic style of parenting versus either a permissive or an authoritarian style. What sets democratic parents apart?
They are both firm and kind.
They create and uphold sound boundaries, within which children will learn and grow.
They are clear and assertive, but not intrusive or restrictive.
Their disciplinary methods are supportive rather than punitive.
PEP’s philosophy, which is founded on the internationally acclaimed work of Alfred Adler, M.D., and Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D., is optimistic and pragmatic. It promotes:
understanding of children’s reasons for misbehavior
mutual respect between adults and children
developing children’s capabilities
giving back to one’s community