Positive Discipline is a non-punitive, strength based philosophy for both the home and classroom. The principles behind Positive Discipline are based on the work of Austrian social psychologist, Alfred Adler, his apprentice, Rudolf Dreikurs and documented in the books of Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott.
Positive Discipline recognizes that human behavior is motivated by the needs of belonging (connection) and significance (meaning) and that “mis”behavior is the mistaken ways that we try and get there. Parents and teachers are taught to use tools that are mutually respectful, take time for training, encourage children to be their best, and look towards solutions to problems.
For more about Positive Discipline, visit www.positivediscipline.com.
Joyful Courage was founded by Casey O’Roarty, a former elementary school teacher and a certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Parent Educator, with a BA in Sociology from the University of Arizona and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Washington. Casey is a wife and mother of two school-aged children, active in her community, and passionate about bringing the study of Positive Discipline to families and schools everywhere. She is currently the Parent Educator at Sky Valley Co-op Preschool, teaches parenting classes at her local YMCA and schools, and enjoying the work she is honored to do with teachers. She is a sought-after speaker for MOPS groups, churches and schools. She is also available for personal consultations for parents and teachers who desire a one-on-one experience.
Instructor: Casey O’Roarty
Cost: $40.00 per person