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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

  • 12 Sep 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 14 Sep 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Title: Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

Facilitator(s): Noha Alshugairi, M.S., CPDT

Dates and Times: 
September 12 - 14, 2017
Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nun Academy, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Facilitator Information: 
NOHA ALSHUGAIRI, M.S., is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Newport Beach, CA. She frequently facilitates trainings and workshops for mental health professionals and the community at large. Her strong foundation in Islamic sciences guides her work in helping families integrate faith and culture. Noha is passionate about teaching PD to parents and teachers alike. Taking a teen parenting class based on Adlerian principles was instrumental in changing her dynamic with her children as they entered the teen years. Knowing that the class smoothed those difficult years in her home, it has become a personal mission for her to teach and spread PD. She received her B.A. in Zoology from Rutgers University in 1986, and her M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton, in 2007. Since becoming certified as a Positive Discipline Trainer in 2008, she has conducted numerous trainings for parents and teachers. She has been married for 33 years, and has four adult children and 3 grandchildren. 

Workshop Description: 
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. 

Participants in this workshop will: 

  1. Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kindand firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive). 
  2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert. 
  3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children. 
  4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families
This workshop will be offered in Arabic. However, all resources are in English except for the handouts which will be in Arabic. 

Cost: $400 early registration, available until August 29, 2017. $450 regular registration. 


To Register: nohaalshugairi@gmail.com

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Noha, nohaalshugairi@gmail.com, in advance. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

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