What we offer

Parenting with Positive Discipline

 

ONLINE - 4 Class Series

Parenting has always been full of challenges, but now more than ever parents and caregivers need positive skills to be their child's first and best teacher. This 4 class online series (via Zoom) will cover some of the key concepts that will encourage family harmony, cooperation and mutual respect. Two available sessions focusing on the developmental ages and stages of your child(ren). These interactive live sessions will include a mix of lecture, activities and group discussions that will help participants explore the concepts and practice the tools. The ongoing connection with the group will provide support and encouragement.

Class 1 - Positive Discipline, What Is It And How Can It Help?

Class 2 - Creating Routines and Taking Time for Training

Class 3 - Focusing on Solutions Instead of Punishment or Reward

Class 4 - Tips for Winning Cooperation

To be able to participate fully you will need a computer or device with a camera, microphone/headphones and keyboard. 

Two available sessions - choose your age focus:

Session 1 - (parents of young children under age 7)

8:00-9:00am (PST) on Mondays and Wednesdays Mornings

June 8, 10, 15, 17, 2020

 

Session 2 - (parents of older chldren ages 7 -14)

4:00-5:00pm (PST) on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

June 9, 10, 16, 18, 2020

Cost: $40 per person

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Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator - 8 Week Series

ECE 8 Week Series

Are you looking for new learning opportunities to improve your practice as an early childhood educator? Quality programs for young children will always be needed and now more than ever teachers and caregivers will need positive social and emotional skills to work with young children who may be reacting to the stressors and trauma brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Why not use this time as an opportunity to better yourself, improve your knowledge, and update your skills so that you will be ready to respond when needed.

This 8 week virtual class series is designed for early childhood educators, child care staff and care givers of children ages 0-5. We will focus on the key concepts of Positive Discipine through the lens of development, explore life from the perspective of a young child and practice using the tools in the classroom setting. We will also explore some best practices for connecting and engaging parents and families to create a positive school culture. This fun and interactive class will be facilitated virtually via Zoom and still have the engaging aspects of an in person Positive Discipline class. Together we will co-create a connected group of participants who will share and encourage learning and growing together.

Virtual Workshop - 8 Week Series

Dates: Tuesdays, June 16 - August 4, 2020

Time: Tuesdays 8:30-10:00am Pacific Time

Cost: $175 per person, Group Discount of $50 for 4 or more people registering together

To be able to participate fully you will need a computer or device with a camera, microphone/headphones and keyboard. 

Recommended companion resource: Positive Discipline for Preschoolers book, 4th Edition. May be purchased though the included Positive Discipline link or other booksellers.

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CERTIFICATION - Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator

TPFunThis interactive training workshop is designed for parent educators, teachers, therapists, childcare professionals and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors in home and school settings 

Workshop participants will:

            • Learn research based, effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive and non-permissive).
            • Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert
            • Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children
            • Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families

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 The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723.

13 Continuing Education Credit Hours      

 

NOW ONLINE WITH FACILITATION AND GROUP SUPPORT

6 - two hour live online sessions

July 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday over two weeks)

9:00 - 11:00am (Pacific Time)

Costs:

Early Bird Reigstration: $375 (before June 20, 2020)

Regular Registration: $425

Group Discount: $50 off per person for four (4) or more registering together

Price includes: Positive Discipline book and Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Manual

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CERTIFICATION - Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator

ECE-ManualThis two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting.

 

Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

  • Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
  • Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  • Foster essential social and emotional skills to support develpment and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
  • Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings
  • Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

-Includes Early Childhood Educators manual and Positive Discipline for Preschoolers book

In-Person Workshop

November 7-8, 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: TBD in the San Jose, CA metro area

 

Costs:

Early Bird Reigstration: $375 (before October 7, 2020)

Regular Registration: $425

Group Discount: $50 off per person for four (4) or more registering together

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Adult Education Presentations

Would you like to bring a fun and interactive adult education presentation to your school? Presentations can be tailored to the needs of your group:

  • Back to School Encouragement - Tools You Can Use
  • Parenting Preschoolers with Positive Discipline
  • Kind and Firm Parenting and Finding Your Balance
  • Creating Routines that Work
  • Taming the Teen Years
  • Your Personality and How it Affects Theirs

Presentations are 60-90 minutes long and can contain a mix of lecture, small and large group activities. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and scheduling.

 

Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Audio Summit

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Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Audio Summit

by Joyful Courage with host Casey O'Roarty

Hey Parents! Are you currently raising a teenager? Then check this out – I am thrilled to be a   part of the Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Audio Summit. 5 days, 15 interviews, and a   lifetime of wisdom. If you are interested in listening to real, honest conversations about the messiness of parenting during this wild time, this is for you.

For more information and to register go to: Joyful Courage

 

 

 

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator

 

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This interactive training workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, school staff, paraprofessionals, counselors, therapists and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors in classroom and school settings. Fee includes Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Facilitators Manual and related handouts.

Workshop participants will:

  • Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
  • Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
  • Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
  • Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
  • Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
  • Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

Fees include Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teacher's Guide, Leader's Guide and related handouts.

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   The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723.

   13 Continuing Education Credit Hours

 

Contact Cathy if your school or organization is interested in hosting a public or private Positive Discipline in the Classroom Training

 

 

 

Professional Development Training

Professional development training designed for teachers, administrators, counselors and school staff, at your site and tailored to your needs

The Positive Discipline in the Classroom program weaves the teaching of social-emotional skills and character development into the fabric of each and every school day.  Positive Discipline can literally be considered the glue and structure that holds everything together in a school community – academic education, family, community involvement, wellness, etc.  Without strong social and emotional skills and character education, children are not able to self-regulate, process information well and often misbehave when they cannot find their sense of belonging and significance.  For teachers, administrators and staff, until you are able to address the root causes and apply it with the latest research on brain and child development, the pressures of working in education can often weigh you down. Regular professional development is a necessity to deep and lasting positive change in your school's culture and climate. Training that is tailored to your specific needs can empower you with knowledge and skills on:

  • The latest brain research and how you can teach skills for higher level learning and engagement.
  • Understanding the root causes of discouragement that lead to ongoing misbehaviors from some students and how to positively teach skills for improved behavior
  • Understanding your personal teaching style and what that draws forth from others.
  • Learning how to facilitate activities for students and parents so that there is a common language within your school and classroom community.
  • The Teachers Helping Teachers Problem Solving process for further collaboration with co-workers for ongoing support and encouragement.

For years school personnel have looked for effective methods to handle discipline in the classroom. Positive Discipline in the Classroom, the widely-used child guidance model by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott, is a process that involves teachers and students in true dialogue and problem-solving on issues that are of real and practical concern to them. The Positive Discipline Association has updated training materials, follow up support and connection to others worldwide who are using these respectful teaching methods.