Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (registered program)

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) was designed to help parents learn how to teach children effectively while respecting their rights. It’s an approach that can guide all interactions with children, not just the challenging ones, to promote healthy child development and strong parent-child relationships. The gentle, non-violent approach to parenting taught in this 9-week course can be used from birth onward.

Based on research in children’s healthy development, and effective parenting, and founded on child rights principles, PDEP is not permissive parenting and is not about punishment. It is about long-term solutions that develop children’s own self-discipline and lifelong skills and is designed to have you teaching non-violence, empathy, self-respect, human rights and respect for others.

Positive Discipline is for all parents, grandparents, foster parents and others who care for children of all ages. It’s also for future parents. And it’s for those who support parents, such as parent educators, parent group facilitators, and family support workers. It can be helpful for any family.

This is a registered event and participants must be able to attend all 9 sessions.

Circle of Security (Online, registered program)

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

The 8-week Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

The Circle of Security program aims to:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs,
  • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions,
  • Enhance the development of your child’s self-esteem,
  • Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure.

Our facilitator, Joti Kalar, will lead you through this journey in a virtual group on Zoom. *Please ensure you are able to commit to all 8 sessions.