For parents and other adult caregivers
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, we are proud to offer the long standing and highly sought after course – 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.
For spring 2021, our five-week series will meet online on Wednesdays May 5 – June 2 (note: it was initially scheduled from April 28-May 26) from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Tuition Cost is $82.96. (which includes the cost of course materials). To register, go to our online registration form, and choose item #7096.
For fall 2021, our 5 week series will meet on the Bellevue College campus (if health guidelines allow for in-person). Mondays October 11 – November 8, from 7:30 – 9 pm. There will be an optional free introductory class on Monday 9/27, from 8 – 9 pm.
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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 April 28, 2021