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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

  • 06 Apr 2019
  • 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • 07 Apr 2019
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Los Gatos, CA (2-Day Workshop April 6-7, 2019)
  • 14


  • $50 Discount for 4 or more registrations.
    Call or email for Group Discount Code.
    1-866-767-3472 info@positivediscipline.org

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Facilitator(s): Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT

220 Belgatos Road
Los Gatos, CA

Facilitator Information: 
Cathy is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and the owner of Middle Ground Parenting. She has been offering school training and facilitating Positive Discipline workshops for over 10 years. She has experience working with preschool through high school age students and also offers Positive Discipline coaching to families and teachers who are striving to incorporate the philosophy into their lives. She has had the opportunity to work with schools around the US and also travel to Egypt to teach Positive Discipline. She is currently serving as co-chair on the Positive Discipline Board of Directors. Her best teachers have been her now 15 and 17-year-old daughters. She lives with her family in San Jose, CA.

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

Cost: $375 early registration, available until March 1, 2019. $425 regular registration. Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Limit 24.


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

Cathy Kawakami, cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com, 408-314-9035 

Lodging Information: 
If you will be flying in, I recommend the San Jose International Airport (SJC) since it is the closest airport to our class location. There are a number of hotels in the Los Gatos and surrounding area which would be about a 5 – 10 minute drive. If you are not familiar with the area, please feel free to contact me for additional travel information or recommendations 

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Cathy Kawakami, cathykawakami.pda@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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