Positive Disipline

What is Positive Discipline?

Parent Education classes Led by Building Bridges Behavioral Health, LLC incorporate the positive discipline method based on the work by Jane Nelsen and Alfred Adler. The Positive Discipline philosophy approaches discipline with the belief that all human beings seek belonging and significance. Adlerian psychology (positive discipline) teaches the middle ground of kindness and firmness at the same time to encourage the healthiest long-term decisions for belonging through capability and contribution. We don’t seek quick fixes but rather look to long-term kindness (connection) and firmness are the foundation of positive discipline.

Why Positive Discipline Classes?

By participating in Positive Discipline training workshops, parenting workshops or seminars, participants will discover how to:

  • Teach children life skills and values.
  • Understand and respond to misbehavior with loving guidance.
  • Use kindness and firmness at the same time.
  • Identify potential problems and develop skills to prevent them.
  • Put love and joy into relationships with your children or those you teach.
  • Budget time each week for family activities.
  • Resolve responsibility and role issues.
  • Build effective communication between all family members.
  • Blend rules and traditions.
  • Handle sibling rivalry.
  • Avoid bedtime hassles.
  • Teach anger management skills to children
  • Help your children succeed in school.
  • Teach time management.
  • Encourage independence and exploration while providing appropriate boundaries.
  • Recognize when your child is ready to master the challenges of sleeping, eating, and potty training.
  • Avoid power struggles.
  • Identify your children’s temperament.
  • Understand what the latest research in brain development tells us about raising healthy children.
  • Teach children decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Parenting Classes

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

Classes are held in seven week increments with a special price for families for all seven weeks.

Do you need a speaker for your organization?

Building Bridges Behavioral Health provide 2 hour parenting classes to organizations, contact us today for a quote.

Positive Discipline is also incorporated in individual counseling