Positive Discipline: the First Three Years

Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is a six week, hands-on and interactive parenting course, designed for expectant parents and parents of infants and children ages 0-3, that teaches them tools for positive discipline that really work! In this 15 hour course, you will learn:


  • 52 non-punitive, mutually respectful parenting tools that invite cooperation
  • long-term parenting and the role of kindness and firmness in laying the foundation for raising a capable, confident child
  • how to nurture your child’s growing brain
  • how to work with your child to learn, grow and thrive
  • developmental milestones of the first three years
  • useful suggestions for sleeping, eating and toileting issues
  • how to support the development of trust and a secure attachment
  • effective tools to reduce power struggles and temper tantrums
  • ways to encourage autonomy without being permissive
  • what is age-appropriate behavior and how to manage it
  • how to nurture healthy self-esteem, self-reliance and confidence in your infant and toddler
  • the importance of helping your children learn emotional literacy
  • ways to aid your child in the development of social skills
  • resources and support for nurturing a healthy and united family
  • ways to be more effective as a parent and have fun in the process

The text for this course is Positive Discipline: The First Three Years by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin and Roslyn Duffy. Click here to purchase the text book and the Positive Discipline tool cards.