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The Economist Interviews
 Dr. Vannucci on Parenting 
 and Positive Discipline 01.10.14
The Economist Interviews
Dr. Vannucci on Parenting
and Positive Discipline

In this story for The Economist, the Adler University's Marla Vannucci, Ph.D., describes "Positive Discipline," the increasingly embraced approach to parenting based on Adlerian-Dreikrusian principles of parent education and child guidance.  Among its goals are to teach children self-control and empathy, and encourage adults to carefully consider the causes of bad behavior. 

Dr. Vannucci is is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the Adler University; a licensed clinical psychologist with private practice; and a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. At the Adler University, she teaches as part of the University's Adler Child Guidance Center, through which faculty and students provide parenting education at community sites throughout Chicago. Her clinical specialties include parenting,  couples therapy, interpersonal issues, and trauma.

Click here to read "Positive parenting: Beyond the naughty step."

About the Adler School of Professional Psychology

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. The Adler School enrolls more than 1,200 students in doctoral and master’s degree programs and offerings at its campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online. 


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