Parenting Classes:

How to Parent Teens with Kindness and Firmness

Research shows that children raised in families which use an authoritative parenting approach grow up to be the healthiest, happiest, and most resilient adults. Children who perceive their parents to be both kind (responsive) and firm (structured) are at a lower risk for all forms of risky behavior once they are adolescents, and they also show improved academic performance. The bottom line is that children and teens who feel a strong connection to their family, school, and community are less likely to misbehave.

Positive Discipline is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. Focusing on connecting, teaching, and guiding children, it is filled with practical, non-punitive and non-permissive techniques which allow for kind and firm parenting. In this 8 week class you will learn how to encourage your children to be self-motivated, more responsible, and gain greater respect for themselves and others. Participants will also learn about their teen’s growing brain and how to best parent this amazing period in your child’s life. This class is for families with children of adolescent’s of any age

Class Information:

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Cost: Early Bird Registration by Sunday, October 6th, 2019 $135 individual/$170 couple. After October 6th, $165 individual/$200 couple.

(Added $5.00 processing fee for credit card payment)
Sliding scale available.

**We will be reading the book Positive Discipline For Teenagers  by Jane Nelson, Ed.D and others. Participants can order their copy through me for $15.00. 

Dates and Time: Monday Evenings 6:30 – 8:45pm, October 28th 2019 – January 13th 2020

(No Class on these Mondays, 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, &12/30, due to school being closed)

Location: Mt. Tabor Middle School, 5800 SE Ash St., Portland, OR 97215

Facilitated by:  Julia Tomes, M.A.T. Julia has a Masters of Arts in Teaching in elementary and secondary education and is trained in Montessori Ed. for Pre-primary. She has taught grades 5-8 in public schools as well as Montessori Preschool. For the past 10 years she has been a certified Positive Discipline Trainer, working with parents, teachers, and schools to build respectful relationships in homes and classrooms. Julia has two teenage children and experiences daily practice using the tools of Positive Discipline.

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Contact Julia: 503-841-9130,