Parenting Support Workshop

Positive discipline helps families effectively solve problems while strengthening relationships
and helping children take responsibility and learn life skills. 

Positive Discipline parenting tools teach valuable social and life skills without using any form of punishment, rewards, praise, or permissiveness. Instead, parents learn how to use discipline that:

  • is kind and firm
  • creates connection before correction
  • is empowering and encouraging
  • helps children to believe in their own capability, and
  • keeps the joy in parenting


Positive Discipline is based on the work of Alfred Adler (1870-1937) and Rudolph Dreikurs (1897-1972) – both Austrian psychiatrists.  Positive Discipline and its experiential workshops came about in the 1980s through the work of two women: Dr Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott.

The Parenting Support Workshop provides parents with the tools they need to help their children develop self-discipline, cooperation and problem-solving skills. During the course of the workshop, parents will learn:

  • how to reduce power struggles while creating an environment of cooperation and mutual respect
  • how to raise children that are responsible, respectful and resourceful
  • how to use kindness and firmness to create discipline that teaches rather than punishes
  • the motive behind a child’s misbehavior and effective tools & solutions to reduce misbehavior

Parenting Support Workshops are different from other parenting workshops in that an environment is created where parents can “learn by doing”. No lectures at this workshop! Parents have an opportunity to see, feel and think about their parenting world in a new way. Experiential learning allows participants to incorporate new ideas and change behaviors that are not possible in other teaching styles. This eight session workshop creates long-term support and weekly opportunities for learning and practicing.


  • Workshops require between 4-10 participants
  • Presented in 2 or 2.5 hour sessions depending on session dates

Price: The price of the workshop includes positive discipline tool handouts

  • One parent – $180 plus HST
  • Both parents – $325 plus HST

Facilitated by: Hilary Diouf – BA Social Care – certified Positive Discipline parent educator

Next sessions:

Saturday morning SESSION X 4
  • Dates: April 13, April 28, May 4, May 11
  • 9:30AM – 12PM


Call our office to register and secure your spot.