The Power of Positive Discipline

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: When confronting the challenge of disciplining their children, moms and dads often default to the ways their own parents disciplined them, sometimes with harmful results.
Air Date: 1/11/22
Duration: 21:25
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Candice Jones


I am a loving wife, mother, and pediatrician. I am passionate about kids: their innocence; their unbridled potential; and the fact that they are our future!  Please allow me to help you nurture, mold, and guide them into happy and healthy human beings. I promise to give you down-to-earth, fun, and simple kid health and wellness information that will spark conversations about health in your home and inspire positive, lifestyle changes for you and your children.

So a little about me.

Let my family tell it, I was the most independent, sassy, precocious child ever!  I excelled academically and was well-rounded in sports and music. I dreamed of being a doctor very early. My mother was a nurse and I always asked to visit the hospital with her. I never imagined doing anything else, especially since I have terrible penmanship and little left brain capability (can’t draw a decent circle, lol).   Nonetheless, it never stopped my will to pursue my destiny.  So to all the beautiful children in the world, you can be anything you want to be, just trust and believe!

My path to medicine was by no means traditional. I started off strong but along the way took the FOMO (fear of missing out) detour which left me scrambling. Now you know your girl regrouped, right?   I stood to my feet, shook off the dust, and did my work to get back on track. I became a registered nurse, worked and completed premedical requirements, and soon was on my way to medical school. The message here:  Mistakes happen; Learn from them, and NEVER give up (praise break)!

From my experience as a student at the Morehouse School of Medicine, a commitment to the underserved took flight. I purposefully and intentionally continue to work throughout my career with children who are underserved and affected the greatest by health inequality in places where not many doctors want to go.  I strive to break down barriers, dispel myths, and help reduce disparities so that every child has an equal health opportunity.

I love seeing and talking to my patients! However, they are a little complex at times. I don’t believe they are walking away comprehending the complete package; only grasping pieces and parts!   So this website, the blog, the podcast is designed just for you; shedding more light on the important health information that’s easily accessible at all times!  But we’re not going to be selfish, right?  We’re going to share this with the masses.  I’m so grateful to be your trusted kid health resource. Stay tuned and let me know what you think. I can’t wait to hear from you.  Oh, and please don't forget to like, share, comment, subscribe, and follow!

Instagram: @drcandicemd

  • Book Title: High Five Discipline
  • Guest Facebook Account: @drcandicemd
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drcandicemd
The Power of Positive Discipline
When confronting the challenge of disciplining their children, moms and dads often default to the ways their own parents disciplined them, sometimes with harmful results.

But mom and practicing pediatrician Dr. Candice Jones shows parents a better way, helping parents understand child development and how the ways that children are disciplined shape not only their behavior but their overall health and well-being.

Dr. Jones coaches parents to understand their child’s developmental stages and their own motivations to create a family discipline plan that manages misbehavior and encourages good behavior. Her advice is packed with developmentally appropriate strategies to tame tantrums, stop sibling squabbles, and reward better behavior, to create a calmer, more harmonious home.

Listen as she talks about the power of positive discipline, different styles of parenting, and her new book High Five Discipline.
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