In each of the three tool sets (Prevention, Guidance, Consequences), tools are organized into three levels of difficulty and challenge. On the Discipline Toolbox cards, we use standard shapes:

Basic = square Intermediate = triangle Advanced = circle

The shapes represent how difficult a tool might be, in general, to actually use the tool effectively. Of course, a lot depends on the child and your experience. Ages given for each tool are approximations only.

On this website, clicking on the tool # will take you to a description of that tool and at least one example of its use. This information is identical to what is on the Discipline Toolbox cards. If you have not already downloaded the posters, you can do so here:

Download Responsive Discipline Posters (PDF)

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