Frequently Asked Questions

What is positive discipline?

Positive discipline refers to relationship-based strategies that teach to the need rather than punishing behaviors.


What are the benefits and/or outcomes of using positive discipline methods with children?

Positive discipline strategies are associated with many favorable outcomes namely children with higher academic achievement, fewer behavior problems, less substance use, better mental health, greater social competence, and more positive self-concepts.*


Why is play so important?

Research tells us that play is the superhighway to learning. Many of us as adults struggle to connect with our playful sides, but once we do it unlocks tons of potential for connecting with our children. Learn more.


Why is emotional intelligence important?

Research shows that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of a child’s future happiness and success. Children aren’t born knowing how to regulate their emotions, any more than they’re born knowing how to tie their shoes. People of all ages benefit from having social and emotional skills nurtured in daily, playful ways, reinforcing the science of mindfulness, attachment, and play.


Will Generation Mindful products improve my child’s behavior?

Strengthening children's social-emotional skills improves their focus, self-control, self-expression, empathy, resilience, listening, cooperation and more. By affirming empowering belief systems, and strengthening life-skills in predictable and playful ways, our products nurture the four components of emotional intelligence, addressing the emotions that exist underneath the behavior. 


For more on the outcomes of using our products, please refer to the product reviews our community has shared online. The results are transformation. For example, one family went from daily tantrums to just one in an entire month by simply adding PeaceMakers to their morning ritual.


The Time-In ToolKit®

Why is “Time-In” better than Time-Out?

Though punishment-based discipline may lead to short-term compliance, it does not enhance moral behavior nor does it teach children useful conflict-resolution skills.** While often well-intended, punitive childrearing practices fail to address the underlying cause of a child's "mis"-behavior and are usually ineffective in accomplishing the goals of discipline: to change behavior and build skills.*** 

Neurologically speaking, the behaviors we are looking for from children are easier for them to practice when they are feeling powerful, safe and connected. Connection builds compliance.

Can I start using the Time-In ToolKit with my two year old?

It’s really never too early to start using positive discipline. We recommend taking our online course bundled with the the toolkit in our Time-In Starter Bundle or Family Bundle.


Where can I use the Time-In ToolKit?

The Time-In ToolKit is perfect for use in homes, classrooms, daycare centers, therapy settings, and more. 


How many ToolKits do I need?

One ToolKit is all you need for a child, a family, or an entire classroom.


Can children with special needs benefit from the Time-In ToolKit?

This ToolKit was created to meet all children where they are and can easily be adapted for children with special needs.


Can I buy some elements of the ToolKit separately?

Yes! A the elements of the Time-In ToolKit can be purchased individually including The Calming Corner Poster Set, PeaceMakers Affirmation Cards, and The Time-In Activity Mat.

The ToolKit comes with a 35 page Digital Manual emailed when your item leaves the warehouse. 

Will I receive a printed or a digital copy of the manual?

You will receive both! Expect to see the Digital Manual in your inbox from sender "Shopify" the day your order ships from the warehouse (typically 24-48 hours post purchase. (Shopify is a good keyword to search if you miss the email as it could land in a spam or junk inbox.)

We also include a printed 8-page "mini-manual" in your Time-In ToolKit which will ship with your order.

The Digital Manual is there for you to read and refer to from a computer or other digital device if you like. It downloads best to a PC --- save it to your Dropbox or other drive and then you can view it from your other devices.

Many print just the pages they need from the printables at the end of the manual. You can do this on your home computer or at any print shop after saving the file to your computer. If you need any help, email: 


What are PeaceMakers?

PeaceMakers are a friendly pack of peaceful animals that represent seven themes: Power, Joy, Balance, Love, Peace, Intuition and Forgiveness. Featured throughout the Time-In ToolKit materials, the PeaceMakers help children and adults connect and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings in daily, playful ways.

How long does it take to play PeaceMakers?

On average, 5-15 minutes. Families, kids’ yoga classes, classrooms and therapy groups are playing with PeaceMakers every day.


How many people can play?

From as few as two to a classroom of 25 – groups of all sizes can enjoy a game of PeaceMakers. 


What ages are the PeaceMakers designed for?

Children ages 3-10 are the biggest fans of the PeaceMakers, but it can be enjoyed by anyone. Expecting parents, teen therapy groups and adult children with their aging parents have used the cards to make mindful connections. 



When will my order ship?

All orders ship USPS and leave the warehouse 1-2 business days after purchase, delivering in 3-7 days in the US and 4-14 days internationally, depending on where you live.


Do you ship internationally?

Ordinarily we do ship interationally and families and classrooms from more than 90 countries around the world use and love GenM products, however, international shipping is currently unavailable. For now, please shop digital products. If you would like to be notified when international shipping becomes available again, please email


What’s your refund policy?

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase and offer a money back guarantee. Returns made within 30 days will be credited in full, minus shipping.



Are you looking to work with affiliates and distributors?

We are actively sourcing affiliates from around the world, so if you'd like to join us in introducing our products to individuals far and wide, please apply!


1. (*) Amato, P. R., & Fowler, F. (2002). Parenting practices, child adjustment, and family diversity. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 703-716.
2. (**) Hoffman, Martin. (1970) “Moral Development.” In Carmichael’s Manual of Child Psychology, 3rd ed., volume 2, edited by Paul H. Mussen. New York: Wiley.
3. (***) Chapman, Michael and Zahn-Wexler, Carolyn. “Young Children’s Compliance and Noncompliance to Parental Discipline in a Natural Setting.” International Journal of Behavioral Development 5 (982): p. 90.