At His Growing Grove we have established a plan for discipline that is designed to help children learn how to exercise self-control. Our goal is to have children know that they are special gifts from God, and to enable them to love and get along with others. We also believe that discipline is the key to learning. We strive to establish an atmosphere in which children learn to respect themselves, their peers, and their teachers. We believe that a child who is disruptive cannot respect himself or others and that children find security and direction where there is consistent adult guidance and discipline. Teachers use constructive methods of discipline and maintain an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and order, which reduces the likelihood of disruptive behavior. They acknowledge appropriate behaviors positively, and monitor classroom activities constantly, giving directions clearly, and reducing problems by careful advance planning and organization of activities. His Growing Grove does not permit spanking, striking, humiliation or rough handling. However, when a child is in danger of harming him/herself, other children, or adults, the teacher is allowed to use a firm, gentle embrace to restrain the child.