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  • 16 Aug 2017 7:36 PM | Positive Discipline Association (Administrator)


    The Annual Think Tank and Conference at Butler University was a HUGE success. After we all got used to living like college students in dorm rooms, we settled in and enjoyed the experience. 15 countries were represented - Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cameroon, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

    Each year the Positive Discipline Association sponsors a Public Conference and a Members Think Tank. This is a chance for people from all over the world to gather and connect with other Certified Positive Discipline Educators and Trainers. The Conference features presentations for parents and teachers on topics related to implementing Positive Discipline. The Think Tank is our professional development event when members can improve their facilitation skills and get support in Positive Discipline and Adlerian Theory. But more importantly it is a chance to meet in person with others who are dedicated to creating a peaceful world by teaching Adlerian social and emotional life skills for respectful relationships.

    SAVE THE DATE

    2018 Think Tank & Conference
     July 6-9, San Diego CA
    Click Here for More Information

  • 19 Oct 2016 2:02 PM | Positive Discipline Association (Administrator)

    13 Hours of Continuing Education Credit Available

    The Positive Discipline Association provides two Core Workshops (Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way and Positive Discipline in the Classroom), which are approved for 13 hours of Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

    CE Credit is provided through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved CE provider (provider #: PCE 3902).

    Psychologists, counselors, and other clinicians who need CE credit can earn 13 hours. 

    The Positive Discipline Association is also an affiliate of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, and co-sponsors events eligible for APA (American Psychological Association) CE credit.

    Click here for a complete list of upcoming Positive Discipline Association core workshops.

    Only programs advertised and recognized by the certifying organizations and the Positive Discipline Association are eligible for CE credit. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Gfroerer, Director of Training and Research at kelly@positivediscipline.org.


  • 21 Sep 2016 11:55 AM | Positive Discipline Association (Administrator)

    The Positive Discipline E-Zine is a quarterly publication featuring Positive Discipline Trainers. Each issue is full of valuable information and advice for parents!

    In This Issue:

    • Mommy, What Did I Do That Was Good Today?


    • Say Good-Bye to the Lunch Box Blues

    • The Imperfect Path to Responsibility

    • Encouragement and The Parent-Child Relationship

    • Routines to End Morning & Evening Struggles

    • Misbehavior After School...Help Children Feel and Do Better

    • Three Ways to “Connect Before Correct”

    • Lazy Parenting and Positive Discipline

    • Four Ways To Keep Calm and Control Your Own Behavior

    • Positive Discipline in The Classroom

    • Magic Fairy Dust for Parents

    • Discipline Without Disciplining and Teaching Self Control

    • What Do Toddlers Really Know About NO?

    Click here to start reading now!

  • 08 Sep 2016 4:46 PM | Positive Discipline Association (Administrator)

    We here at Positive Discipline Association never cease to be amazed at the wonderful people who are attracted to do this work. They are creative, fun, dedicated and passionate people who really believe it is possible to create peace in the world by creating peace in homes and schools.

    This year, 128 Positive Discipline members attended our annual Think Tank in August. Nineteen countries were represented. 

    Think Tank is an opportunity for our members to come together and learn from each other, deepen our understanding of our work, renew our commitment to support families, schools and communities, celebrate our connections, and broaden our perspective of the diverse world we live in.

    We are so grateful for the hard work of the Think Tank Planning Committee: Nadine Gaudin, Kelly Pfeiffer, and Casey O'Roarty! A very big thank you to Talin Yesaie and Gina Graham, as well as the entire Silent Auction team for their support and planning. Also, thank you to Carol Dores for coordinating all logistics and facilities on site at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego!

    If you feel drawn to join us, we invite you to read more about our certification program.

    Please save the date for the Positive Discipline Conference and Think Tank 2017! Click here for details.

    Positive Discipline Think Tank: July 13-14, 2017

    Positive Discipline Conference: July 15, 2017

    Location: Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • 01 Apr 2016 3:38 PM | Positive Discipline Association (Administrator)

    Parents have been known to get a little too involved when it comes to sports and their kids. Dodie Blomberg helps teach parents to be more encouraging.

    http://www.azfamily.com/Clip/12309016/leading-by-positive-example

  • 14 Aug 2015 6:54 AM | Brad Ainge (Administrator)

    With giddiness, Positive Discipline Community Resources is announcing the first ever Spanish Mentor's Group for Positive Discipline facilitators in the Santa Cruz/Monterey area! After years of encouraging the wonderful Laura Garcia to start it up, she will be hosting the inaugural gathering on Saturday, August 29, 10am-12 pm at the Castroville Library. 

    Laura has trained many people in the area, thanks to the partnership of First 5 Monterey City, and she will offer another Spanish certification in Teaching Parents with PD in the Fall. The Mentor's Group will support facilitators and exchange on ideas in the field. We know it will be fun and informative time for all, muchas gracias, Laura!!!


  • 16 Apr 2015 7:50 PM | Brad Ainge (Administrator)
    Dr. Jane Nelsen and Gina Graham recently completed a Teaching Parenting Workshop in Peru. Here they are with a group of New Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators from Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, y Mexico.




  • 01 Aug 2014 5:11 PM | Brad Ainge (Administrator)


    Trainers and Trainer Candidates from all over the world gathered in San Diego, CA for the annual Positive Discipline Association Conference and Think Tank. This is a time to connect, share and learn in an environment of trust and respect. 

    Although we learn and grow a lot from the various breakout sessions, the highlight of the weekend is the time we spend together on lunch breaks and dinner breaks forging lifelong friendships with others who share the same passion and vision!

    Join us for Think Tank 2015 - July 24-27.


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