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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 Adlerian-based 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. 

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.

Below is the full listing of upcoming Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way certification workshops.

If your family agency, private practice, organization, or school would like to host a certification workshop or other professional development, please  contact

*Materials included:

  • Positive Discipline Book
  • Teaching Parenting Manual
  • Parenting Tool Cards 

*Online Workshop participants receive download materials.  Physical materials may be purchased at a discount.

This program has been AMS CE approved.


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

If you are unable to attend a LIVE Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Certification workshop, there are independent study options. Click here for more information

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.

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