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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

  • 21 Nov 2024
  • 9:00 AM (CET)
  • 22 Nov 2024
  • 6:00 PM (CET)
  • IN-PERSON Groesbeek, The Netherlands (November 21-22, 2024)

Facilitator: Neda Djavdan, CPDT & Valerie Ritchie, CPDT

Dates and Times:  11/21/2024 - 11/22/2024
Day 1: Thursday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Groesbeek time

Day 2: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Groesbeek time

Location: In Person

Biesseltsebaan 34

Groesbeek, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Language: This workshop will be facilitated in Dutch

Cost:  € 478 Early Registration, available until 11/20/2023. € 478 Regular Registration. Limit 40.

Facilitator Information: 

Neda Djavdan-Badcoubei is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer who loves working with parents and teachers and coaching them to apply the Positive Discipline principles to feel empowered and encouraged. Neda is the co-founder of Positive Discipline Netherlands and publishes the Positive Discipline books in Dutch. She believes that the key to education and parenting is building strong relationships based on mutual respect and that the world will benefit greatly from service done in the spirit of love for all humanity.

Valerie Ritchie is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Psychologist, International PCI Parent Coach and Expat Expert, having lived in several different countries. She is a mother of three children (2007, 2009, 2012). From her practice The Parental Coach she provides interactive workshops, parenting classes and 1:1 coaching (online and in-person) to teach new techniques to help parents gain more harmony and connection in the family and cope with everyday challenges. Valerie's goal is to help parents be the parent they want to be, so children can thrive, and parents can parent with confidence and 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.

To Register: 


Neda Djavdan,, +31622218700

Valerie Ritchie,, +31642654166

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Neda Djavdan at, in advance. 

Lodging Information: 
Conferentieoord de Poort
Biesseltsebaan 34
6561 KC Groesbeek

The Netherlands

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.

This program is AMS CE approved!

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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