Positive Discipline parent education to be held April 14 & 21
Plans are now in place for the 2018 MMS Positive Discipline (PD) parent workshops. This year’s classes will be held Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 21 in the Upper Elementary classrooms from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Classes will be held by Susie Newhouse, an MMS educator with more than 20 years of experience in Montessori early childhood classrooms. Susie is a certified AMS Montessori Guide and certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.
The cost for the workshops is $120 per family (1-2 participants). Space is limited. The fee includes:
- Positive Discipline book
- Positive Discipline workbook
- Positive Discipline tool cards
- Positive Discipline handouts folder
- Light afternoon snack
Please download the workshop brochure for more information or to register:
For more information, please contact Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops will cover:
- Nurturing the development of character and life skills in our children
- Using kindness and firmness at the same time
- Developing routine charts to minimize bedtime and morning hassles
- Encouragement vs. praise
- Focusing on solutions rather than punishment
- Natural and logical consequences
- Family meetings
- Developing mutually respectful parenting tools that invite cooperation
- Helping children feel a stronger sense of belonging, significance and capability
Childcare is available for MMS students for $15/day. Snack is included.
About Positive Discipline
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. PD is based on the understanding that discipline must be taught and that discipline also teaches.