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Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way CERTIFICATION

Become a Positive Discipline Parent Educator

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experiential based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers a significant enhancement to any program. It emphasizes experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. Parents love the Parents Helping Parents Problem-Solving Steps because this process provides a fun and effective way for them to get specific help with real problems.

Learning Objectives: 

  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 and 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.


Materials included:

  • Positive Discipline Book.
  • Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way: Parent Educator Facilitator Manual. 

What people are saying...

“The word ‘life-changing’ is over-used but there is no better way to say it!” Christine Haymond. Canton, OH


If your agency, school, or organization would like to host a workshop, please contact info@positiivediscipline.org


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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 license renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here 

 for more information.

Other certification option: Teaching Parenting Independent Study


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