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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

  • 22 Apr 2020
  • 8:30 AM (PDT)
  • 23 Apr 2020
  • 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Spokane, WA (2-Day Workshop Month, Date, Year)

Facilitator(s): Sahara Pirie, CPDLT, LMP

Dates and Times:
04/22/2020 - 04/23/2020
Wed-Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm

Spokane, Washington, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Sahara worked in the corporate world for nearly a decade after receiving a BS in math and computer science before deciding to go back to school to become a licensed massage therapist. After learning about Positive Discipline in 1999, she began teaching it starting in 2001 and the rest is history. As a lead facilitator for Sound Discipline, Sahara supports the facilitation staff in developing their understanding of our content and offers perceptions and views into personnel growth. 

Sahara came to this work prior to joining Sound Discipline but feels grateful to have deeply expanded her knowledge about the impact of trauma and increased her awareness and tools around equity. She deeply appreciates the "day of learning" training offered to Sound Discipline staff and sees the profound impact Sound Discipline is making in the community. Though she believes it is a long path and that it may take years to really see and feel the social implications, changing the way young people (particularly people of color) see themselves, and their important role in our culture gives Sahara great hope for our future. 

She loves to start most days with a workout and is happiest riding her bike outdoors on a beautiful day. Sahara loves to cook, make chocolates, knit and watch movies with friends in her spare time. Her personal motto in life is: "You're human. Forgive yourself, find gratitude, and spread joy."

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 kind and 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 03/23/2020. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 30.

To Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-parenting-the-positive-discipline-way-spokane-april-2020-registration-92974983679

Contact: Sahara Pirie, sahara@sounddiscipline.org, 206-782-1592​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact info@sounddiscipline.org, in advance. 

The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

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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