Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills.

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Hundreds of schools use these amazingly effective strategies for restoring order and civility to today's turbulent classrooms. Now you too can use Positive Discipline as a foundation for fostering cooperation, problem-solving skills, and mutual respect in students.

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Parent Educators

What is the best way to learn? Teach! Attend a 2-Day Workshop and learn to teach parenting classes the experiential way. Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups.

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Experiential Workshops: What is the best way to learn? Teach! Attend a 2-Day Workshop and learn to teach classes the experiential way.

Weekly Tools: 52 Positive Discipline Tools to Improve your Skills. There is not one tool that works for one child every time. That’s why you need a tool box.

The 5 Criteria of Positive Discipline: Jane Nelsen explaining the 5 Criteria of Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline UK

Positive Discipline UK provides experiential services to both parents and teachers in order to teach young people to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities. We all want to build resiliency in our children and to help them develop good social and emotional skills. However, children do not come with a set of directions. Positive Discipline focuses on bringing out the best in children and yourself in a way that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.

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Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Is a research-based classroom management program that empowers teachers with skills to build their students’ sense of community, prepare them for successful living...

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

Is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups...

Parenting Classes With Positive Discipline

This 6-week class (2 hours/week) is designed to give parents the opportunity to begin to really understand the root cause of their child’s behavior...


The Positive Discipline in the Classroom workshop delivered a whole weekend of paradigm pushing! A lively set of well-designed, experiential activities challenged participants to think deeply about behavioural issues in the whole-school and classroom. The co-leaders of the course worked tirelessly to stimulate discussion and reflection about the values underpinning our educational programmes and they provided pathways for us to remodel our ideas on how best to meet the needs of our learners. Sessions exploring the nature of encouragement, the goals of misbehaviour and the balance between kindness and firmness should become mandatory training for all who work in education. The weekend was exceptional and ranks among the best personal and professional development courses I have ever attended.

Sean Spurvey, Head of ICT Westminster Under School London

Having experienced Positive Discipline training, I highly recommend these courses for anyone who works with or has children. More than a set of strategies or techniques, Positive Discipline is a philosophy that works toward improving relationships and it has made a valuable difference in the ways I connect with my students and with my daughter. Trainer Joy Marchese brings this philosophy to life in practical and inspirational ways.

Bambi Thompson, Teacher and Parent

I feel very fortunate that I was able to attend the Positive Discipline in the Classroom training in London this January. It was an amazing opportunity to be introduced to Positive Discipline. We now have a trained cohort of teachers at ASL who have worked together to implement many of the strategies. It has helped me re-frame my questions to students so they are able to take more responsibility for their actions and come up with solutions instead of me imposing my solution. My goal for next year is to fully implement positive discipline in my classroom from day one. I look forward to re-reading some of the books over the summer to hit the ground running. Thanks for bringing PD to ASL. It has also been very helpful in my role as a mom.

Jennifer Towleh, Teacher at the American School in London