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Posted on: March 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] West Fargo Library to host "Positive Discipline for Teenagers" community book study

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To further strengthen relationships between learners, educators, and the community and to further increase the positive impact of restorative practice, West Fargo Public Schools and the West Fargo Public Library are hosting a four-session book study on Jane Nelson’s and Lynn Lott’s Positive Discipline for Teenagers.

The free opportunity aims at creating positive connections through discussions and real-life experiences. Sessions will be conducted in a group setting where families will gain tools for approaching challenging behaviors and learn new approaches to discipline.

The four sessions are scheduled for 6:30PM – 7:30PM on March 29, April 5, April 12, and April 19. Those interested in participating in the book study are asked to register online by Tuesday, March 22. All four sessions offer free childcare with kid-friendly activities and are hosted at the West Fargo Public Library (Meeting Room #1), 215 3rd St E, West Fargo, ND. This opportunity is made possible by additional support from North Dakota State University Extension Service. Copies of the book may be obtained at the West Fargo Public Library.


Restorative practice is a social science that focuses on building community and strengthening relationships. Research shows that when individuals feel connected to a community, such as a school, we are more inclined to respect others within the community as well as the community’s well-being. Unlike traditional disciplinary systems that utilize rewards and punishments to influence behavior, restorative practice investigates the underlying motives for learners’ disruptive and hurtful behavior and responds by further encouraging a sense of belonging, safety, and accountability

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