Parenting with Positive Discipline 6-week series at Redwood Day February – March 2020
For what ages of children is this class directed?
Ages 2 to teens. The philosophy and concepts presented in class apply to all ages (even adults!) however some tools are age-specific. Some tools can be modified for various ages and I will share modifications whenever appropriate. I enjoy having a mixed age group because parents learn so much from each other, not just the facilitator.
I can’t make it to all of the classes live. Can I make up the missed classes?
Yes. You can make up any missed classes the next time I offer the series (preschool version starts March 17, 2020 in San Francisco, CA. The Oakland class will repeat next year.) I will also ask for a volunteer in class to take notes and schedule a “catch up call” with you. Many participants will miss at least one class, and this series is priced so low, you will get your money’s worth even if you can only attend half of the classes.
My children aren’t that challenging. Will I benefit from the class?
It’s my belief that a positive parenting class should be a requirement for all parents. Positive Discipline, in particular, is not just about behavior management. It’s about helping children to create healthy beliefs: about themselves and the world, so that they feel a strong sense of belonging and significance, are excited about life, and motivated to contribute to their families, classrooms, and communities. All children (and parents) can benefit from having a healthy mindset and healthy beliefs about themselves.
What kind of reviews does this class get?
The average rating from all participants over the past 6 years is 4.6/5 stars. Last year, the average rating was 4.9. 100% of participants (hundreds of people since 2012) say they would recommend the class to a friend. Here are more testimonials from class participants.
I’m uncomfortable sharing my parenting challenges with other parents that I might know. Is this a big deal?
One of the greatest benefits (besides cost-effectiveness) of taking a parenting class is that you quickly realize you are not alone. On the first day, we make a list of challenging behaviors that people are experiencing. In the 8 years that I’ve been teaching Positive Discipline, this list of challenging behaviors always looks the same. We are all dealing with similar issues! In addition, great friendships have been made in the class that last long after the series ends.
Have a question that didn’t get answered here?
I know that 6 weeks is a big investment. The fact that you’re considering it says a lot about how much you care about your child(ren) and how you show up for them. I’d love to answer any other questions you have; just write me at MarcilieSmithBoyle@gmail.com.