The following 2 hour presentations are available from

Positive Parenting

for your school, club, church, group or organization


"No I Won't and You Can't Make Me!" - Effectively Dealing with Power Struggles.
Our most popular 2-hour workshop for parents of children of all ages.

In this fun and engaging workshop parents will learn:

  • What we do that has us be ineffective, lose our child’s respect and have them tune us out
  • 2 Questions to ask yourself in the midst of a power struggle that works like magic
  • The cure for “parent deafness” in children
  • Ways to develop self-motivation
  • How to minimize the hassles, tantrums, and tears
  • An approach to feel calmer and have more joy in parenting

Workshops for Parents and Teachers

Balancing Work and Family - Learn how to nurture yourself and your family so that your family supports your work. Find the balance.

Balancing Love and Discipline - Introduces the concept of firm and kind, unconditional love and the value of more action and less talk.

Consequences that Work - Introduces the concepts of natural and logical consequences and how parents and teachers can effectively use them.

Creating Cooperative Families - Teach how to create a cooperative family or classroom atmosphere and what to do when there is a lack of cooperation.

Effective Parent-Child (Teacher-Child) Communication - Introduces the concepts of listening, Genuine Encounter Moments, handling feelings and conflict resolution.

Enhancing Children’s Self-Esteem - Demonstrates 10 methods of disciplining while instilling high self-esteem.

Getting in Step with Step-Parenting - Learn how to work cooperatively with your ex and peacefully blend step-families.

Handling Aggressive Children in the classroom, Birth through Six - Explore developmental and learned aspects of aggression and 15 actions you can take to correct this behavior.

Handling Sibling Rivalry - There is a difference between sibling rivalry and sibling conflict. Learn how to identify and correct each behavior.

How to Turn a Terrible Two into a Terrific Two - Learn to use developmental information and the mistaken goals of power and attention to make this difficult time wonderful.

“If you Don’t Stop Crying...” How to Handle Children’s Feelings - Learn the effects of feeling stoppers and feeling encouragers and how to work with children’s feelings in each developmental stage.

“No I Won’t and You Can’t Make Me!” Effectively Handling Power Struggles - Learn how to recognize and disengage from a power struggle and what to do to lessen them in the future.

That’s It, You’re Grounded: Parent-Teen Communication - How to effectively communicate with your teen, set clear boundaries, and understand what happened to your child!

Parenting as a Team - Discover the underlying causes of couple’s disagreements on parenting and learn how to create peaceful resolutions.

BACKTALK – 4 Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Children – This workshop follows the popular book of the same name and works for parents of children of all ages.

Take the Hassles out of Homework - Lessen the power-struggle, teach responsibility and goal setting and learn ways to encourage and self motivate children.

Tame Those Tantrums - Learn the concept of how less power means more. Learn how to diagnosis tantrums and prevent them.

Teaching Children Self-Control - Within developmental guidelines, learn how it is the parents/teachers job to assist the child in learning how to control and appropriately express their feelings and desires.

Tell Them What To Do, Not What To Don’t - Create more cooperative, responsible children.

What To Do When Your Kids Drive You Crazy - Alternatives to nagging, yelling & threatening and how to model self-control.

Couples Communication - Enhance skills to create closeness, learn how to hear and be heard and have fun!

Creating Teamwork - Learn underlying concepts of teamwork and how to make it happen at home and at work.

Keeping Yourself Encouraged (And Spreading it Around) - Learn how to encourage yourself and those around you.

Resolving Conflicts - Learn the power of conflict resolution and negotiating to a win-win.

*****NEW WORKSHOP*****

You and Your Tween - Parenting tweens is becoming more and more difficult. Children are developing at a much earlier age. This workshop gives sound advice to parents on understanding their tweens needs. It helps parents stay close to their tween while beginning to let go, which is the balancing act which that makes makes this stage of development such a challenge. It is challenge well worth leaning into.
Here are a few topics this workshop addresses: Understanding the tween stage; How to say, "no" firmly without getting wobbly; Messy rooms: lying: and shoplifting...OH MY! ; Addressing tween's pleas and ploys; Keeping "sexy" at bay.

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