MMS presenting Positive Discipline workshop on Aug. 13

Pos Discipline FINALMMS is pleased to once again welcome Suzanne Smitha McPherson to lead training for staff and parents on positive discipline (PD).

Positive discipline is a time-honored approach for helping children develop a sense of belonging and contribution, responsibility, respect for self and others and problem-solving skills. PD teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, youth workers, and others).

Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Positive Discipline is based on the understanding that discipline must be taught and that discipline also teaches.

Suzanne Smitha McPherson is a certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer who has taught parenting and education courses for 25 years. She is retired from 35 years as a school psychologist in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, and is the co-author of the manuals, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom, Teachers’ Guide: Activities for Students and PDSC Leaders’ Guide: Resources and Activities.

The parent workshop will be held Thursday, August 13, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Mountaineer Montessori Middle School campus, located at Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle at Bridge Road. Attendees will receive a copy of the Positive Discipline Workbook by Dr. Jane Nielson.

RSVP by July 30 to reserve your seat and a copy of the workbook by contacting Beth George in the MMS office: