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 at least one of these common questions parents ask:
- 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?
This 5-week Positive Discipline parenting 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 awareness of your own responses to your child and deepen your understanding of your child’s behavior and misbehavior. You will learn deep parenting principles to guide you in your parenting 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!
What Our Students 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.
How to Register
Classes are typically held on the Bellevue College campus. We ask that you please find child care for your children during class time. Babies under 6 months may attend with their parents, but otherwise, this class is for adults.
For Winter Quarter 20-21, which will be held February 22 – March 22, 2021, all sessions will be held online on Zoom.
To register, go to our online registration form. Tuition Cost is $82.96. (which includes the cost of course materials).
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Last Updated January 25, 2021