Parent Only Classes

For parents and other adult caregivers

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The BC program has long been known for its engaging parent-child classes. However, for parents looking to learn new parenting skills in an adult only setting, in some academic years, we also offer a few parent-only classes in the evening.

Positive Discipline

Sometimes parenting feels like the best job in the world.  Sometimes a single day can feel like a hundred years.  You may recognize some of these common questions:

  • Is there any way to stop sibling fighting?
  • How can I help her learn to make friends?
  • Is this normal?!
  • She just doesn’t listen – help!
  • How much do I let them negotiate?  When is it too much?

Our 5-week Positive Discipline course is for parents of children ages 1 through 12. (This is an adult-only class. Children do not attend.) Positive Discipline is a decades-old, research-based parenting program. It teaches that children are hard-wired to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave.

In this course, you will deepen your understanding of your child’s behavior. You will learn  parenting principles to guide you for the journey ahead along with practical tools and tips that can be implemented immediately. You’ll practice new ways to teach, support, and guide your child while setting limits with kindness and firmness. This course is fun and interactive!

How to Register

Classes are typically held on the Bellevue College campus or online on Zoom.

For Fall quarter 2021, we will offer an online Positive Discipline five-week series on Mondays October 11 – November 8 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. College tuition is $18.41, and course materials are $65, so a total cost of $83.41. To register, go to our online registration form, and choose item #7096.

Questions: If you have any questions about a class, you can email the instructor. Click on the “contact” link in the table below.

The tentative plan for winter quarter is a Sibling Relationships class. More details to come!

Schedule for Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

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Class Item#AgeDay & TimeContactAvailability
Positive Discipline
with children age 1-12.
Mondays 7:30-9p
Oct 11 - Nov 8
Kristin NasmanOpen


What Parents Say About This Class

I feel like I’m less reactive and more patient now, with my kids and with myself. This work has helped me feel connected to my children again.

Great conversations with other parents experiencing the same struggles. Wonderful ideas that I was able to use right away.

Last Updated September 20, 2021