Seattle Nanny Classes

In-person + Zoom classes for nannies, au pairs, babysitters of children birth to elementary school

Can’t wait? Self-paced online class or private workshops available now.

Positive Discipline workshops

Join parents, caregivers and nannies in a 3 hour “power” workshops with Julietta Skoog.


All siblings fight. Learn how to embrace their conflict using specific techniques that teach long-term social-emotional skills and tackle sibling drama. Regardless of their age, children have the opportunity to learn tools that decrease conflict and increase confidence and assertiveness. These skills support peer interactions and social skills outside the home.

This workshop is facilitated by Julietta Skoog, Ed.S, MA

Register to attend: You will receive a recording + bonus content!

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 10 am – 1 pm PST
Cost: $150


Does your child struggle with: work avoidance, big emotions, sensitivity, social anxiety, screen addiction withdrawal, specific phobias, perfectionism, falling asleep, independence, separation or COVID related anxiety? You are not alone! Learn signs, myths, and helpful strategies for overcoming anxiety in home and at school. Julietta Skoog brings 20 years of experience as a school psychologist, school counselor, Positive Discipline trainer and parent of three to this experiential, insightful workshop. You will leave with tangible tools to use right away with your child, and a renewed sense of hope for how YOU can help.

Spring 2024virtual via Zoom

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: 10 am – 1pm PT
Cost: $150 / per person

Encouraging a Growth Mindset

What motivates young children? Join Julietta Skoog for a power workshop chock full of Positive Discipline tools that invite cooperation instead of power struggles through daily routines and transitions and build deeper growth mindset skills like resilience, persistence, flexibility, optimism and empathy. Deci and Ryan’s self determination theory, Carol Dweck’s growth mindset, and Daniel Pink’s research on motivation will be explored through activities that highlight how to facilitate intrinsic motivation in children. Shift away from making your children do well, toward helping your children want to do their best. Understand key drivers of intrinsic motivation and how to foster them. This workshop is appropriate for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-10.

This workshop is facilitated by Julietta Skoog, Ed.S, MA

Spring 2024virtual via Zoom

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time: 10 am – 1 pm PST
Cost: $150

Register to attend: You will receive a recording + bonus content!

Positive Discipline 6 week series

Join us for 6 weeks of Positive Discipline classes. Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, find the fun with children, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Help children feel a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement. Based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books. These classes are a fun way to connect with other caregivers and parents in the community and practice the skills over a few weeks so that you can go more in-depth with the material. 


Ages: This class is good for caregivers and parents of children birth through elementary.

Winter 2024

in-person, Seattle, WA

Date: February 27 – April 2
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm PT
Location: 7503 18th Ave NW, Seattle 98117 (Ballard)

$299 /person or $399 /household

Fall 2024

coming soon!

Registration closed

Class details

Tuesdays February: 27  | March: 5, 12, 19, 26  | April 2

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: NW Christian Church (site of the Ballard Preschool Co-op): 7503 18th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

All classes are held on Tuesdays 6pm – 8pm pm PT in person. Each series includes 6 classes. We do take breaks for some holidays and school holidays (ex: spring break). Click on the purchase buttons below to register.

The winter class is facilitated by Alexis Gentry, LCSW


*Scholarships are available upon request. Email: [email protected]

Private Class

If you wish to set up a private class, please email: [email protected]

Positive Discipline for the early years

6 week series

Single ticket

One person

$299 / person

Group ticket

Two people, same household

$399 / household

Self-paced Online Nanny Course

Looking to start right away?
Join our Positive Discipline for Nannies online certification today.

“This course has given me a new outlook on how to communicate more effectively with kids. The videos give real-life examples that are relatable, the readings are very informative and I learned so many new things from each section in the course. I would highly recommend it to any professional nanny, especially those working with toddlers and preschoolers.”

~Aubrey H., nanny

Videos – Professional portfolio – Unlimited Q&A

Private workshops

Pregnancy to elementary school

Schedule a private workshop for 10 or more guests with our expert Julietta Skoog. Available in-person in the United States or via Zoom.

Great for

  • Friends & family
  • Parent support groups (PEPS)
  • Workplace
  • Preschool families

Topic examples

  • Positive Discipline
  • Sibling and peer conflict
  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness & self-care

Need immediate support?


Private coaching with our Sproutable Leads

Free Workshop

Free workshops for parents/caregivers of infants to teens.

Self-paced course

Learn from your phone or computer. Positive Discipline video course.

You are ready. Learn how to…

Be effective and have fun as a parent.

Discipline with kindness & firmness.

Help children become responsible problem solvers.

Diffuse power struggles.

Build a home of cooperation and mutual respect.


Meet our trainers

Julietta Skoog, Ed.S, MA

Julietta is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She has an Ed.S Degree in School Psychology and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seattle University with over 20 years experience helping families in schools and homes. She is also the co-founder and early learning expert at Sproutable.

Listen to Julietta on KBCS radio.
Watch a Parent Q&A video.

Her expertise includes early child development, autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, and behavior disorders, as well as leading friendship groups and classroom lessons based on Positive Discipline and Social Thinking. Mindfulness is a key foundation in all of her work.

Her popular keynote speeches, classes, and workshops have been described as rejuvenating, motivating, and inspiring. She has learned the most from her own three children.

What is Positive Discipline?

Alexis Gentry, LCSW

Alexis Gentry is Positive Discipline teacher, a social worker and a mom of two. She has her Masters in social work from University of California Los Angeles. She has 6 years of experience supporting parents through 1:1 support for new moms, new parent support groups and facilitating Positive Discipline Classes. Alexis enjoys cold plunging in the sound, hiking with her family and dog, and watercoloring with a hot cup of coffee. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids ages 6 and 3.

Positive Discipline

Dr. Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline parent education is based on the theories of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. Positive Discipline helps your child feel a sense of significance and belonging through learning important life skills of empowerment, self-reliance and cooperation. This parenting style encourages kindness and firmness at the same time.

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Kindness is the way we interact and connect with our children, honoring their dignity and respecting their needs.

Firmness is the way we respect ourselves and the needs of the situation, as well as following through with what we say we are going to do.

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