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Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

Six-week series for parents/caregivers of children 3-5 years old

Are you feeling frustrated by your preschooler's sudden willfulness? Difficulty transitioning? Never-ending bedtime routines? Whining and selective hearing? Uncooperative attitude?

Positive Discipline is for parents who are looking for long-term parenting skills that encourage their children to become more responsible, independent, and life-long problem solvers.  Positive Discipline incorporates respectful methods based on kindness and firmness that help parents get to the core of their child’s behavior.

Based on the work of Jane Nelsen, Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, this six-week workshop will utilize weekly assigned readings, journaling, and group discussions as we discuss ways we can:

  • Engage children in the problem-solving process

  • Find alternatives to relying on rewards and punishments to motivate your child’s behavior
    Find alternatives to punishments and "time-out"

  • Create more peace and harmony at home with simple solutions to getting out the door, getting to bed, and more!

  • Put your child on the path to independence and self-confidence


Upcoming Series Dates:

We are working on dates for our next series in 2020.

Contact kellam@earlychildhoodmatters.org to get on the notifications list for future registration. 

Email kellam@earlychildhoodmatters.org if you are interested in finding out about sliding scale tuition for our parenting series, mom’s groups, and playgroups. We are happy to help support parents who are in a situation where these courses might otherwise be cost prohibitive.

The cost of the six-week series is $300 for the main participant and an $18 per class drop-in fee for spouse/partner/other caregiver.

It's not a prerequisite for this series, but it is helpful to take our intro class "Your Willful Preschooler" prior to the series. More info here or email kellam@earlychildhoodmatters.org.


“I now know my child – and I for that matter- can change behavior and that is very empowering. I used to think, ‘That is the way [my kids] are, so deal with it,’ but now know I have many strategies to help change a situation for the better. Thank you!”
— Positive Discipline for Preschoolers participant, 2016