Parenting Pre-schoolers the Positive Discipline Way - Spring 2020 with Estela De Wulf - Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
7 classes - May 6th to June 17th
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 AM
We love our children deeply and raising them to be happy and contributing adults in the 21st century requires more than love. It requires a greater understanding of child development and human behavior, as well as parental leadership skills, that our upbringing alone has not prepared us for.
Our Positive Discipline parenting classes will put you on a track of confidence that you can be that leader for your children and enjoy learning and growing with them, in a family environment of peace and unity.
This period of lock down, while you are intensively interacting with your family at home, is a unique opportunity to look more closely and address concerns and goals you may have about your children’s upbringing and family dynamics. We want to support you in making the best use of this rare chance of a home retreat to focus on and elevate your family life to its maximum, much beyond this temporary period of crisis.
In this course, you will learn:
- why children and parents behave the way we behave
- parenting styles and what is yours
- the effects of punishment and rewards
- creating a peaceful family routine without power struggles and the power of play in child development
- effective ways to communicate with children that invites connection and cooperation
- the nature of emotions, how to teach our children to control theirs and how to control ours
- collaborative problem solving tools: staying away from over sheltering our children by solving problems with them and not for them
- encouragement as a source of healthy self-esteem and self-motivation
What people are saying about Positive Discipline and our classes:
"Positive Discipline has transformed my parenting. I am so grateful for Estela and her positive teachings. To be able to receive such dynamic tools to empower parents and children is priceless. Who knew parenting could be so positive! This class allows you to stop managing your children and really be present as a parent. Watching my boys transform to more confident young men because my parenting style has changed is ground breaking. I recommend this class to all. Guaranteed to develop a whole new positive family dynamic. A must!" - Shirley Parker
"Positive Discipline and the classes with Estela have changed my life as a parent! I always knew I wanted to raise respectful, kind, self-motivated and happy children, but I did not possess the tools or skills necessary to get there. Positive Discipline has helped me consciously parent my children in a way that strengthens my connection with them while respectfully solving problems and expressing emotions. " - Cory Redleaf
"Positive Discipline is life changing. My relationship with my son is transforming in an amazing positive way. I knew there was a better way to raise children and now I know this is the way to raise respectful, productive, kind human beings. I am so grateful for these classes. " - Juliana Leite dos Reis
"Since I started classes with Estela in Parental Positive Discipline, everything is beginning to shift in the relationship between my daughter and I. Being aware, listening and observing more, being firm and kind, and yes being in control avoiding all of the ordinary power struggles over chores, homework and much more! Actually putting myself in her shoes as we practice in class has done wonders. So simple and so truthful! I'm looking forward to continuing with this practice and develop skills that I know we need to nurture and grow! " - Carmo M. Berna Johnson
"I applied several times some of the tools you suggested and they worked like charm!!! It was amazing. Of course, I know I need to keep practicing but I can definitely see a difference on my kids reaction once I apply what you suggested. I feel so powerful because of you :) " - Luisa D Blanco Raynal
"Estela is a magical, kind, and gifted teacher. She helps you understand and adjust to the new concepts she introduces in class. This class has without question changed me for the better. I’ve learned lessons that I know will help me in all my relationships. Most importantly, I have felt a truly positive shift in my relationship with my son. It takes a leap of faith and a willingness to open your mind but, once I did, I was able to see how simple adjustments in the way you approach situations can make a world of difference. I truly believe positive parenting helps children feel more loved, self-motivated and confident" - Paula Patton
Positive Discipline is a research based program of parenting education in support of social and emotional development of children and youth. Applied by thousands of families over the past 30 years, it offers highly effective tools that inspire positive behavior while fostering a family environment of greater unity and joy. Social and emotional skills have been proven to be key as protective factors against risky behaviors as well as contributing to academic success.