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    • 06 Aug 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07 Aug 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • Minneapolis, MN

      Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

    Deb Pysno, CPDT and Cheryl Forse, CPDT
    State of Minnesota Licensed Parent Educators

    Dates and Times:
    Wednesday and Thursday
    August 6 - 7, 2014
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Elim Lutheran Church
    3978 W. Broadway
    Robbinsdale, MN


    Are you a new or experienced parent educator looking for fresh tools, ideas, activities, and enthusiasm? Are you looking for ways to empower yourself and the parents you teach? Do you wonder how you can become a parent educator who can teach Positive Discipline classes? Do you wish you could immerse yourself in Positive Discipline as a parent? Do you hope to find some new tools to use with clients in family therapy or offer parenting classes to your clients? Do you train others who work with children or support those with disabilities? We can help! Come to this practical and inspiring two-day certification workshop, where you will acquire:

    • Knowledge: Learn research-based, effective tools for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time, avoiding the pitfalls of both permissiveness and punishment. 
    • Practice: You will have many opportunities to lead experiential activities in a supportive setting. These activities reach beyond the intellect to the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change.  
    • Coaching Skills: Learn the benefits of facilitating parenting classes from the position of a coach rather than an "expert."          
    • Materials: Tuition includes a copy of Positive Discipline, a deck of Positive Discipline Tool Cards, and a notebook full of experiential activities to use in parent classes, trainings, or in a one-on-one approach with clients and families.       
    • Connection: An opportunity to be connected with others who are passionate about supporting parents in one of the most important roles of their lives.        
    • Recognition:After the two days, all participants receive a document identifying them as Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators. 

    Facilitator Background: 
    Cheryl Forse and Deb Pysno are parent educators licensed by the state of Minnesota with over 40 years of combined experience working with families. They are both Certified Positive Discipline Trainers.

    To Register:
    Call Positive Discipline Association,
    1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472),
    Sign up online (preferred)

    Early Registration - $375 through July 6, 2014
    Regular Registration - $425.

    For Information:   
    Visit  If you have questions or need help with travel or lodging, please contact Deb at 612-616-0570 or Cheryl 763-843-5979 or e-mail them at

    Other Information:  14 hours of CEUs will be granted.

    Please wear casual clothing -- this is a very interactive workshop.

    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.

    Special Events, Teleconferences and Merchandise: For all other items or events, the processing fee will be 10% of the purchase price or a minimum of $5. Otherwise, the same policy applies.

    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 9:45 AM
    • 21 Oct 2014
    • 11:15 AM
    • Robbinsdale, MN


    Title: Keep Calm and Carry on (with PD)

    Facilitator:  Deb Pysno, CPDT

    Date and Time:
    September 9 -  October 21, 2014
    9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

    Description:  If you love PD, have taken one of our classes already, and want help mastering both self-control and PD, this class is for you. We will work on developing an even deeper understanding of the attitudes and actions of PD, while you benefit from support and encouragement along the way. Experiential activities will be used to help parents get into their child's world and practice being kind and firm at the same time. The group and facilitators will work together to help everyone be accountable -- and successful. There will be readings, rich discussions, and lots of fun, too. 

    $115 until August 1 ($140 after). Child care available for an extra fee. 

    Elim Lutheran Church
    3978 West Broadway
    Robbinsdale, MN  55422

    Deb Pysno at eteamnow@comcast.netor 6126160570 

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    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 15 Dec 2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • Robbinsdale, Minnesota


    Title:  Raising Respectful, Responsible Middle-Schoolers

    Facilitator:  Deb Pysno, CPDT and Cheryl Forse, CPDT

    Date and Time:
    Monday Evening
    September 15 & 29,
    October 13 & 27,
    November 3 & 17,
    December 1 & 15, 2014

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Elim Lutheran Church
    3978 West Broadway
    Robbinsdale, Minnesota 55422

    Description: Whether you are struggling with your child over homework, "attitude," media, lack of motivation, or anything else, this ongoing class will give you practical parenting tools and help you understand the power you have to make a difference and move things in the right direction.
    We can practically promise that the class will be: 

    • Fun, because the learning is experiential.
    • You won't spend lots of time listening to boring lectures; Informative, because it looks at the needs and beliefs behind children's behavior to help you understand why they act the way they do.
    • Helpful, because you will learn many strategies you can use immediately to help your child become a responsible, respectful, motivated, capable young adult. 

    Eight Monday evenings: Sept. 15 & 29, Oct. 13 & 27; Nov. 3 & 17; Dec. 1 & 15. $135 until August 1; $160 after.

    Contact: Deb Pysno at or 6126160570

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    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 9:45 AM
    • 31 Oct 2014
    • 11:15 AM
    • Robbinsdale, Minnesota


    Title: Positive Discipline 101 

    Facilitator:  Deb Pysno, CPDT 

    Date and Time:
    September 19 - October 31, 2014
    No class October 17
    9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

    Elim Lutheran Church
    3978 West Broadway
    Robbinsdale, Minnesota 55422

    Description:  This new class can serve as an introduction or a thorough review. No matter what age your kids are, you will be able to "start at the beginning" (again?) to build a solid base of understanding of the concepts of this remarkable parenting program based on mutual respect. Positive Discipline focuses on solutions, not punishment or blame, and combines kindness with firmness at the same time. It helps you get into your child's world to understand his behavior so you can respond more effectively, using tools that will help your child grow into an adult who is caring and capable, respectful and responsible.
    No class October 17. $95 until August 1; $120 after. Child care is available for an extra fee. 

    Contact: Deb Pysno at or 612-616-0570

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