Positive Discipline

What is Positive Discipline?

Positive Discipline is a program developed by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott, and based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. There is an extensive library of books on Positive Discipline, dedicated to meeting the needs of parents living and loving a variety of ages of kids and family systems.

At the heart of the Positive Discipline philosophy is the idea that children grow into healthy, happy adults when they are raised in encouraging homes, practicing life skills and receiving unconditional love.

Positive Discipline parents are dedicated to walking their parenting path with kindness and firmness. Kindness shows up in the way they interact with their children, honoring their dignity and respecting their needs. Firmness shows up when parents respect themselves and the needs of the situation, as well as following through with what they say they are going to do.

"Children do better when they feel better."

Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline is Authoritative Parenting

Providing children an environment where reasonable expectations are set for them, and the support needed to meet those expectations is given lovingly. Parents are the holders of the shared vision for the family. Parents are responsible for modeling, teaching and creating space to practice the life skills they will need to embody as adults. The Positive Discipline home is one that embraces horizontal relationships, where parents and children work on solutions together, and skill-building, where children are given the space to practice the tools they need to navigate the world.

Parents are the leaders of the family. The most effective leaders move through the world with integrity, are open to continuously learning to be better versions of themselves, are pro-active, listen to understand, look for solutions to problems, and develop encouraging relationships.

Parents who commit to Positive Discipline are invited to embody all of these traits and more. Through family meetings, joint problem-solving, creating routines and agreements, PD parents provide the gift of allowing their children to use their voice and experience what it is like to be deeply respected.

Positive Discipline Coaching


For parents who seek one-on-one help with a challenging problem.

Positive Discipline coaching is there to listen, give objective feedback and to support and encourage parents. Using specific skills in addition to experience, wisdom, and intuition to help parents achieve their goals as rapidly as possible.

60-minute consultations 

90-minute consultations

Home Design And Styling With The Child In Mind


For families interested in creating a home environment where their child(ren) can develop independence while learning and acquiring skills that will last a lifetime.

I will help you to design and create a home environment with the child in mind. A home that offers opportunities for the child to actively participate in a meaningful manner with specific activities, and daily routines with expectations put in place to create harmonious mutually participating surroundings.

An environment supporting the child’s stage of development specific to coordination, concentration, independence, an order; in proportion to the child.

Packages range from 6 – 12 hours and start at $300. Schedule a call with me to discuss your goals and together we will figure out the best package for your family.


What Our Families are Saying

This class has made my husband and I more of a team. We help each other and get less defensive when one of us points out a “mistake”.

– Forrest Gomez

Our son will be provided with invaluable life skills from these lessons. The bonus is that our relationship with him and each other will also flourish.

– John Enyart

This program provides tools to deal with difficult situations. Excellent concepts to put into practice for building resiliency in children, learn how to be kind and firm and help our son become more independent.

– Irvin Carlin