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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way & Positive Discipline in the Classroom

  • 08 Feb 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 12 Feb 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Springfield, VA (4-Day Workshop February 8-12, 2019)
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This is a combined workshop to receive certification in both Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way and Positive Discipline in the Classroom.

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Courtyard by Marriott
6710 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA, 22150, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Carol is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She has worked with educators and staff of preschoolers through high school, as well as hundreds of parents of all aged children (prenatal to adult), . She co-founded Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and served as Co-Chair of the international Board of Directors of the Positive Discipline Association. Carol writes blogs for Positive Discipline of Connecticut, and has articles published in Compass, a Positive Discipline digital magazine. She has two adult sons and a husband of over 30 years. Their relationships continue to grow and benefit from Positive Discipline.

Christy Chen is a Positive Discipline Trainer Candidate. During her 29 years in Montessori education she has worked with hundreds of students and parents as well as staff and teachers. She has co-facilitated Positive Discipline parenting classes as well as co-presented professional development trainings with her husband Tim. Together they bring Positive Discipline principles into their daily lives as teachers, a happily married couple, and parents to Tim's two college-aged children.

Tim Chen is a Positive Discipline Trainer Candidate. In his productive 12 years in youth ministry and 8 years as a Montessori teacher, he has worked and learned from students and parents from diverse backgrounds. Positive Discipline has given him an avenue to make meaningful connections with people and help them on different challenges of life. Tim and his wife Christy work together as a team in presenting Positive Discipline through professional development training and parenting workshops. It gives them great joy knowing that they are making a positive impact on the people they serve. Together, they help raise Tim's two college-aged children, a golden retriever, and two cats.

Teaching Parenting
the Positive Discipline Way

Positive Discipline
in the Classroom

Facilitator(s): Carol Dores, CPDT, and Christy Chen, PDTC

Facilitator(s): Carol Dores, CPDT, and Tim Chen, PDTC

Dates and Hours:
February 11-12, 2019
Monday - Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dates and Hours:
February 8-9, 2019
Friday - Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Workshop Description: 
This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to: 

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

 $725 early registration, available until January 10, 2019. $825 regular registration. 4 or more registering take $100 off. $50 Military Discount. Limit 25.

Lodging Information: 
Discounted hotel rooms are available at Courtyard by Marriott Springfield until January 17th. (link to be sent as soon as available) 

Franconia Springfield Metro Station is just 1 mile away. The Metro provides easy access from Reagan National Airport.

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

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Tim and Christy Chen, timandchristy.pd@gmail.com, in advance. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $60 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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