Damariscotta Montessori School’s Chip DeLorenzo and Shawnaly Tabor are filming a series of videos titled “Positive Discipline” to help support families during the pandemic and stay-at-home period. The YouTube series is featured on the school’s Facebook page.

The first video discusses “the brain in the palm of your hand” as a metaphor for how stress affects the ability to think rationally and communicate calmly. Future topics will include stress reduction for the family, responding to misbehavior effectively, and building cooperation and mutual respect in children.

The principles of positive discipline are based on best-selling books by Jane Nelsen, which teach life and social skills and encourage respectful family relationships.

DeLorenzo, the head of school, and Tabor, head lower elementary teacher, are both certified Positive Discipline trainers.