Positive Discipline Parent Coaching

Do you appreciate the Positive Discipline concepts but sometimes have difficulty with practical application? Does it help to know this is normal? Because of emotional involvement, most people find it easier to know what others should do than how to handle their own challenges. This is a good thing. Love creates emotional involvement. Coaching involves the best of both worlds—your love for your children and the wisdom and experience of someone who is not emotionally involved. Click Here for a full list of Certified Positive Discipline Parent Coaches.

Mary Nelsen Tamborski

Mary Nelsen Tamborski received her BA from San Diego State University and her MA in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and is being supervised by Aisha Pope at Roots and Wings Counseling and Consulting in La Mesa.

Mary was raised with the author of Positive Discipline and now uses Positive Discipline Tools with her three boys, 6, 4, and 6 months. Mary also has a MA degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.


How it works?

Contact mary@positivediscipline.com with the following information:

Your name:

Your marital status:

Names and ages of your children:

Some dates and times that work for you:

Mary will respond with the date and time that works for her, and will give you her phone number so you can call her at the appointed time.


You can save time and money if you first read at least one Positive Discipline book. Mary suggests that you read the newly revised (25th anniversary edition) of Positive Discipline and at least one of the other book applicable to the age of your children or your situation.

What does it cost?

$75 per half hour $125 per hour.

$600 for a package of 6 one hour sessions (save $150).

$350 for a package of 6 half hour sessions (save $100).

Can be paid in three installments.

You might want to start with half hour sessions (plenty of time to learn at least three Positive Discipline tools for one challenge at a time), and expand to hourly if you prefer more time.

The session will be recorded and you will receive an MP3 download so you can listen as often as you would like.

Online Learning

Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.