Positive Discipline
Parent Educators

Families need you

become a Positive Discipline Parent Educator

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

May 27th – 28th, 2022
8:30am – 5pm ET
McLean, VA

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The world is a strange place right now. Adults are struggling to connect, set limits, and hold space for their kids to navigate the challenges that are getting in their way. Parents & caregivers are looking for support and guidance.

They are looking for you.

Course details

Dates and Times

Fri May 27th – Sat May 28th
8:30am – 5pm ET

Helix Center
1497 Chain Bridge Road
Suite #202
McLean, VA 22101

In-person class, attendance is mandatory


$450 per person

Teaching Parenting The Positive Discipline Way is a two day, in-person workshop designed to support participants in learning all they need to teach the Parenting the Positive Discipline Way curriculum. Developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen, this program provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups and classes. This curriculum can stand alone or can offer significant enhancement to other parenting programs; it emphasizes experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change.

Grounded in the work of Jane Nelsen and Adlerian Theory, Positive Discipline centers relationship, encouragement and the practice of life skills, with an overarching theme of trusting the process and recognizing mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.


Expectations (PLEASE REVIEW)

Participants will earn their certification by being on time and present to each day of the workshop. This is interactive training, so participants are expected to actively engage in activities and the group.

Following the completion of the course, participants will be Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators and invited to join the Positive Discipline Association.


Continuing Education (13 Clock Hours)

The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723.

Learning objectives

  1. Learn research-based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive).
  2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert.
  3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.
  4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes, and individual work with families.

Participant materials

  1. Positive Discipline, the book, written by Jane Nelsen
  2. The latest version of the Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way manual
  3. The Positive Discipline Workbook
  4. Positive Discipline Tool Cards

What else you can expect

– Meaningful discussion –
during the course AND outside of the class in our community space


– Personal growth –
as you come to understand behavior and learning in a new way


– Support –
personal, high touch experience with a facilitator who is invested in your development

Meet your trainer

Casey O’Roarty, M.Ed

I am a facilitator of personal growth and development. My work encourages parents to discover the purpose of their journey, while also providing them with tools and a shift of mindset that allows them to deepen their relationships with themselves and their families. I am a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and certified coach and have led countless groups through workshops and classes that have left them feeling more empowered and excited about parenting. I also offers an engaging podcast, mini summits, live and online classes, and individual coaching. My first book, Joyful Courage: Calming the Drama and Taking Control of YOUR Parenting Journey was published May 20th, 2019. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my greatest teachers – my husband, and two teenage kids.


Teaching Parenting
the Positive Discipline Way

One-time purchase

$450 USD