Please Note: This download version of the Teaching Parenting Training is specifically designed for people who live in foreign countries and want to save the international shipping charges and duties. You will NOT receive physical copies of the materials with this package. All the supplemental materials are PDF downloads and the videos are available to view online.
Physical Materials: If you would like the physical copies of the manual, books and tool cards, please Click Here for Package #2.
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Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott created this video training that includes 6 1/2 hours filmed at a live training and requires about 6 1/2 hours of homework to practice the skills in order to receive a certificate as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. At the end of this training, you will be ready to lead parenting classes and/or improve your skills as a parent educator regardless of the setting in which you work (counseling office, preschool, etc.)
For many years we have wondered how we could provide training for people who are unable to attend our live 2-day workshops. The video training includes experiential activities so you can at least watch others participating in the activities and learning to teach the activities. Then you can practice the activities with friends or a “practice group.”
CE Credit Information
Course meets qualifications for 13 hrs. Continuing Education credit. Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Positive Discipline Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
The training includes the following materials:
- Video Streaming Access
- A Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Manual (PDF Download Version)
- A Training Study Guide Manual (PDF Download Version)
- A Positive Discipline book (E-Book version available through the publisher.)
- Positive Discipline Workbook (PDF Download Version)
- Positive Discipline Tool Cards (PDF Download Version)
- Certificate upon completion.
The training includes a free one-year membership with the Positive Discipline Association so you will have support and resources and also be able to connect with other parent educators. https://www.positivediscipline.org
A Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator certificate will be awarded to you once the Answer Sheet is completed (including order #) and emailed to Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott, and approved by them. The work involved to complete the answer sheet (14 questions) takes about 6 1/2 hours above and beyond listening to the videos because it includes practicing some of the experiential activities and the Parents Helping Parents Problem-Solving Steps with friends. For California residents, 13 CEUs are available at the completion of the course. You may want to check to see if your organization will accept these CEUs—as some do.
Save airfare and hotel costs when you can't find a live training near you--and enjoy the workshop in the comfort of your own home. Find a friend and do the workshop together.
A hallmark of the Positive Discipline workshops (and classes) is experiential activities. Role-playing is the most profound way to learn, not only in your head, but also in your heart and gut. Participating in experiential activities and role-playing is the best way to “get into the child’s world” to understand what children are thinking, feeling, and deciding in response to the discipline methods used with them. How else can we really understand the long-term effects of discipline methods? Even parents who initially resist role-playing soon discover how much more they learn when they participate (or at least watch others role-playing). They soon give up their resistance and enjoy the fun and deep learning from experiential activities.
Another hallmark of Positive Discipline workshops is how much participants learn from each other. You will learn how to avoid long lectures and invite participants to share what they are learning from “getting into the child’s world” through the experiential activities. The insights they share with each other is much more meaningful and heartfelt than any lectures they could hear from “experts.”
Another great hallmark of Positive Discipline parenting classes that you will learn is the Parents Helping Parents Problem-Solving-Steps. During each parenting class, a volunteer parent shares a specific challenge with a child and you, the facilitator, lead the parent through a 14 step process that includes role-playing to “get into the child’s world,” and involves the whole group to brainstorm for solutions. This is very empowering to everyone one. The volunteer then chooses one suggestion and role-plays practicing it, or being the child to experience what the suggestion “feels” like to the child. This soon becomes the favorite part of every parenting class where all the Positive Discipline tools come together for practical application for “real” challenges.
The disadvantage is that video training cannot provide the same energy as participating in a live workshop.
The advantages are:
- Videos you can watch over and over. (If you give the videos your full attention, and practice with friends, you can come close to "being there.")
- Can do on your own time schedule (especially beneficial for people with small children or a busy schedule)
- Save travel expenses (airfare, hotel, food) if you can't find training near you.
- Money back guarantee if not satisfied.