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. It shows that teens who perceive their parents to be both kind (responsive) and firm (structured) are at a lower risk for all forms of risky behavior, and these teens also show improved academic performance. The bottom line is that 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 teens and adults. The focus is on connecting, teaching, and guiding teens through these transition years, which produces the long-term results we want our teens to have when they are adults. It is filled with practical, non-punitive and non-permissive techniques which allow for kind and firm parenting. In this 8 week class, parents will learn about the teen brain and how best to parent their child through these most important years of change and growth.

Class Information:

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Cost: Early Bird Registration by Sunday, October 2nd, $135 individual/$170 couple. After October 2nd, $165 individual/$200 couple. Sliding scale available.
(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 Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.T. Participants can order a copy through me for $12.00.

Date and Time: Monday Evenings 6:30 – 8:45pm, October 15th 2018 – January 14th 2019
(No Class on these Mondays 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, & 12/17-12/31, due to school being closed)

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

Julia has a Masters of Arts in Teaching in elementary and secondary education and is trained in Montessori Ed. for Pre-primary. She has been a parent educator since 2008, and is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer.

Contact Julia: 503-841-9130,