Positive Discipline 正向教養 (Bellevue)(in Mandarin Chinese)

**Update as of mid March:  This Positive Discipline Course in Mandarin-Chinese has been postponed toward later of this FALL semester, estimated after late September, 2020, despite Tzu-Chi Academy Seattle School teaches “Traditional Mandarin-Chinese” and most Tzu-Chi student families are from Taiwan (versus to the “Simplified Chinese” what is been used solely in China,  ), and the fact that none of the signed-up participants are from Wuhan, China.  Please contact us if you or your client is interested in participating this workshop in this Spring quarter.**  

**3/15/2020 特別通知:  配合杜絕本地疫情擴大風險(目前感染擴散主要集中於高齡高危族群, 諸如安養中心等場所) 之防疫考量,  本協會與慈濟中文學校決定將本次正向教養課程順延至預計今年秋季開學的下一個學年度, 敬請見諒, 共體時艱.

**1/31/2020 特別通知:  雖然慈濟中文學校是一所教授繁體中文的學校, 跟中國境內使用、教授之簡體中文多有差異, 且前來學習繁體中文的學生家長們也沒有從中國武漢移民到本地的; 配合時情與學生家長的意願, 以減少焦慮與恐慌, 本次中文正向教養課程延期到三月底以後開課.  如有相關報名問題, 請與我們聯絡, 聯絡方式如下段所示.**


Sponsored by Puget Sound Adlerian Society through private funding, this is a 6-week, 14-hour, Adlerian-based experiential course for parents who hope to create more cooperative, healthful, and joyful relationships with children.  Teachers, grandparents, caregivers, counselors, and others who live or work with children also find this course immensely helpful.

This course is co-sponsored by Tzu-Chi Academy Seattle, and is most helpful for people who live or work with children aged 2-12, and/or teens.

Course Duration: 2/8/2020 through 3/21/2020 (skip 2/22 for winter break)

Class dates: 2/8, 2/15, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, and 3/21.

Many people report that Adlerian parenting courses, with their focus on mutual respect, are helpful for workplace, marital, and other relationships as well.

Participants are encouraged to read at least one of the Positive Discipline related books by Dr. Jane Nelsen and/or others prior to attending this experiential course series. More info can be found at https://www.positivediscipline.org/articles.

This FREE course currently has 6 spots remaining as of 3/6/2020.  Participants will need to pay $20 as the administration fee directly to the Tzu-Chi Academy Seattle.  If you are interested in attending this Positive Discipline in Mandarin Chinese course, please email PSAS at: psasadler@gmail.com, or call 206-527-2566 (Jessica Hsieh.)



這是由普吉灣阿德勒心理協會經由私人機構贊助的免費6週(總共14個小時)體驗式正向教養育兒課程, 此次課程與西雅圖慈濟人文學校一起合辦, 慈濟將酌收每人20元的註冊費用.  為了維護校園學生安全, 校外人士出入校園得配戴名牌, 並因此將核對上課學員之駕照或身分證件, 敬請見諒.

目前僅剩6位名額可供校外人士免費上課.  本次課程為難得有趣的互動體驗課程, 參加前請至少閱讀過一本與正向教養相關的書籍或是文章.  台灣衛福部使用正向教養概念製作了0-6歲嬰幼兒的中文教養手冊 https://dep.mohw.gov.tw/DOMHAOH/cp-3560-37594-107.html, 可供您課前參讀.  如欲參加此次的中文正向教養課程, 請以電郵或電洽普吉灣阿德勒心理協會的謝小姐:  psasadler@gmail.com, or 206-527-2566.

Mental Health & Our kids (Seattle)(free talk)

It’s never too early to talk about your child’s mental health. As a parent, taking care of your kid’s mental health is just as important as having a healthy body because it affects the way your child thinks, feels, and acts.

Join PNW Parent Education for a critical conversation on mental health and our kids. Jason Reid, a highly successful CEO, author, and dedicated father of four, will share his story of heartbreak and hope. We’ll also have a mental health expert from Ryther to provide practical and relevant information on how parents can help promote mental health in their children at an early stage. Lastly, Race Porter, UW Husky Football player and NAMI Seattle spokesperson, will share his personal experience and the tools that he uses to help fight the stigma and symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.

In this important talk, you’ll learn:
– The right questions to ask and the best conversation starters to use with kids about mental health.
– How to identify early signs and symptoms of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
– Ways to support your child’s mental health.

About Jason Reid:

Jason is a leader, an entrepreneur, and a devoted family man. He co-founded National Services Group, which has 2,500 people across three brands nationwide. Jason is also a partner at CEO International, where he coaches CEOs on how to be successful.

In March of 2019, while he was away on vacation, Jason’s 14-year-old son died by suicide in the attic of his home. His world was shattered. Jason thought he was raising happy kids but the truth of his son’s deep struggle was hidden until that moment.

Through his grief, he embarked on an ambitious but critical mission to effect change. Based on the science of depression and the combined power of psychology and technology, Jason is on a mission to end teen suicide by 2030.

About PNW Parent Education:

PNW Parent Education partners with the best child development experts to offer free, high quality educational events that help parents navigate through the ever-changing challenges and concerns of raising K-8 kids.

6-week Parenting with Positive Discipline (English, Spanish) (North Seattle)

Parenting with Positive Discipline (in English, and in Spanish)

**Updates as of 2/7/2020:  the Spanish class is currently on going (2/5 through 3/18;) however, the English class has been postponed into this early April, at the same location. Please contact the facilitator Ximena (contact info as below) to sign up.**

A free parenting series for parents wanting more cooperative, respectful, and warm relationships with their children.

Hosted and sponsored by Puget Sound Adlerian Society (PSAS) available through grant funding, this free 6-week Parenting with Positive Discipline series provides parents with tools and skills to strike an important balance between being kind and firm in a fun, relaxing and supportive atmosphere.


6-week course series:

From February 5 through March 18, 2020 (skip Feb 19);  

6 Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm.

Dates:  2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, and 3/18, 2020.

Location:  Sacajawea Elementary School, Seattle. ( 9501 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 )

Positive Discipline techniques are respectful and non-punitive and are based on both common sense and research. They help parents strike an important balance between being kind and firm.

Join us in an experiential, fun parenting course series, where parents build community and participate in activities designed to deepen an understanding of their children, and bring more peace and joy into the home.

Registration is required for this free English and Spanish Positive Discipline course is currently open!  With enough sign-up participants, both English and Spanish class can be held in this time.  Please contact Ximena Grollmus at ximeseattle@gmail.com, or register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDU8g5iSpIjBtI9mVECrEOS6i4LU7W2TJA3oH_RASI7o6TrA/viewform.




(Training) How to use Neuroscience to Disrupt the Preschool to Prison Pipeline (free for teachers) (Seattle)

This 4-hour training is free for teachers! Sponsored by the South King County Discipline Coalition, the training is on why the preschool to pipeline exists and how each of us can stop contributing to it by switching to the safety-challenge-threat model.

Specific tools and strategies will be shared and practiced.

A Delicious Dinner, Awesome Childcare for ages 5+, and Transportation Vouchers provided

Dinner, childcare for ages 5+, and transportation vouchers provided

6-week Parenting the Love and Logic Way®(Seattle)

6 Monday Evenings
Dates:  February 20 – March 26
Time:  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Address:   1815 25th Avenue, Seattle 98122

$99.00 — bring your parenting partner for free!  

Using the Love and Logic® curriculum, Parenting the Love and Logic Way®, we give you techniques, exercises, and tips for parenting of kids all ages — infants through teens.

You will learn about:

  • Staying calm when faced with frustrating or infuriating behaviors
  • How to neutralize arguing and backtalk
  • Getting kids to listen the first time
  • Guidelines for developing effective logical consequences
  • How to setting enforceable limits without losing their love
  • How to get chores done without nagging, reminding, warning, or bribing
  • How to create a logical consequence when no natural one exists
  • Ways to allow kids to take ownership of solving their problems
  • …And much more!

Appropriate for parents, teachers and caregivers of any age children.

Full course outline available here.

Parenting the Love & Logic Way® in Two Sessions

This is a condensed version of the 6-week course titled “Parenting the Love and Logic Way®”. This course will give you proven techniques, exercises, and tips that will up the odds that your kids will become responsible adults and your family will have more fun!

2 Sunday Mornings

Dates:   January 19 and 26 
Time:  8:00am – 12:00pm
Address: 1815 25th Avenue, Seattle 98122

$99.00 — bring your parenting partner for free!

Call Lorri, 206-200-8488, or see SweetiePieParenting.com

Two half-day sessions; eight hours of instruction

(free) Synchrony and the neurobiology of human attachments; How the brain basis of love fosters empathy, stress management, and resilience

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
University of Washington, Center for Child and Family Well-Being
Ruth Feldman, PhD

Synchrony and the neurobiology of human attachments; How the brain basis of love fosters empathy, stress management, and resilience

7:00 – 8:30 PM
University of Washington, Kane Hall, Rm. 120, 4069 Spokane Ln, Seattle, WA 98103

Registration is required. Register here.

Synchrony – the coordination of biological and behavioral processes between children and their caregivers during moments of social contact – provides the basis for social connectedness and charts a central process in the development of stress management, empathy, and the development of the “affiliative brain”.

In this talk, I will present our model on the neurobiology of human attachments in relation to the oxytocin system – the hormone system related to social bonding, and sometimes called the “love hormone.” This presentation will detail how the oxytocin system evolved to support the expression of synchrony at the genetic, brain, hormonal, and behavioral levels and how the mother-infant bond provides the neurobiological template for all other social affiliations throughout life: with fathers, close friends, romantic partners, and fellow-humans.

Next, I will present our research on the parental brain, addressing similarities and differences between the maternal and the paternal brain, and discuss how the human parental brain supports the development of socio-emotional competencies and the social brain in children, charting the cross-generational transmission of affiliation that enables humans to love, care, and adapt a life of meaning.

Finally, I will present findings from three cohorts of families who represent high-risk contexts, each followed from infancy to young adulthood, and demonstrate how disruptions to maternal-infant bonding, in contexts such as premature birth, maternal post-partum depression, and chronic trauma, impact children’s brain and behavior.  The talk will conclude with vignettes from a new intervention that help depressed mothers synchronize with their infants and minimize the level of intrusive behavior and by addressing the implications of our model for debates about mind-brain polarity.

At the end of the talk, participants will be able to

  1. Understand how the parent’s brain develops during the transition to parenthood and why it is important
  2. Learn about the role of oxytocin, the love hormone, in initiating the bond between parents and infants and how this bond develops through synchronous interaction to support resilience from infancy to adulthood
  3.  Know about the specific disruptions to the neurobiology of affiliation and caregiving behavior that characterize depressed mothers and potential avenues for treatment

Ruth Feldman, PhD is the Simms-Mann Professor of Developmental Social Neuroscience at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlia in Tel Aviv. She holds a joint appointment at Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Feldman holds degrees in music composition, neuroscience, clinical psychology, and developmental psychology and psychopathology.  Her conceptual model on biobehavioral synchrony systematically describes how a lived experience within close relationships builds brain, creates relationships, confers resilience, and promotes creativity.  Her studies were the first to detail the role of oxytocin in the formation of human social bonds.

Nature & Nurturing: Parenting with Your Child’s Temperament in Mind

Saturday, January 25, 2020
University of Washington, Center for Child and Family Well-Being
Liliana Lengua, PhD

Nature & Nurturing: Parenting with Your Child’s Temperament in Mind

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CCFW, 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Register here.

Workshop Description

Is your child the one clinging to you at the door when you try to drop him off at a birthday party, too nervous to join the party? Or was your child the one that was so excited to get to the party that she darted into the street even after you just got done telling her to stay right by the car when she got out? Or did you not even make it to the party because your child was so frustrated and angry about having to wear a jacket that he broke down into a total crying and yelling fit?

And were you feeling self-conscious that other parents were viewing you as ineffective and not in control of your child?

Some of these challenging behaviors from our children can stem from their temperament – the emotional and self-regulation characteristics that they are born with. Many children present challenging emotional and behavioral responses to every-day situations, and these experiences can be very stressful for parents and families. It’s not always clear what is the most effective way to deal with these behaviors – should a parent use more negative consequences? More rewards? Be more firm? More gentle? Pick your battles? Stick to your guns? More importantly, children can present these challenging behaviors for very different underlying reasons depending on their temperament, and parents can be more effective if they understand the source of their children’s reactions. Little if any parenting advice that is available to parents provides the critical understanding of the role of children’s temperament in shaping children’s behavior and our parenting. This interactive presentation will provide an opportunity to learn about:

1. The sources of children’s temperament or individual differences in their reactions.
2. How temperament can elicit less-than-ideal parenting from even the best of parents.
3. How to parent more effectively with children’s temperament in mind.

Workshop fees

We will offer a sliding scale fee system for this workshop. You may choose from one of the following:

  • Community Fee $45 – this is a reduced fee to help make the course accessible to people who have limited financial resources, and work with children and families. This fee does not cover the full cost of the workshop and is subsidized by people paying at the Supporting Level.
  • Sustaining Fee $60 – This fee covers the actual cost of the course. Please select this price if you are able to pay the full workshop fee.
  • Supporting Fee $75 – Help make mindfulness and compassion workshops more accessible to people throughout the community. This fee covers the cost of the workshop and allows CCFW to continue offering subsidized fees for people working with children and families, or who have limited financial means

This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 3 CEUs will be available for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors,  and social workers in Washington State. We cannot gurantee that these CEUs will be accepted in other states.

About the Presenter


Liliana Lengua, Ph.D. is a mother of 3 (temperamentally unique) children, a child clinical psychologist, a professor of psychology at the University of Washington, and director of the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being. She is internationally recognized for her research on children’s vulnerable and resilient responses to stress, demonstrating how parenting and children’s temperament contribute to children’s responses to stress. She has conducted 25 years of research on the interplay between children’s temperament and parenting. She is also recognized for her research on the effects of stress and disadvantage on parenting and children’s social-emotional development. She has been the principal investigator of several federally funded research projects and is the author of more than 100 published papers.

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made FUN!®(Seattle)

Monday Evenings
Dates:  February 24 – March 30
Time:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Address: 1815 25th Avenue, Seattle 98122

This course focuses on parenting children 6 months to 6 years. Learn tips for getting cooperation with eating, picking up toys, morning routines, nighttime necessities and more…

Recommended for parents, grandparents, nannies, teachers, or anyone who is around young children.

10 hours of instruction + unlimited retakes*


Building Appropriate Self-Esteem in Your Child (Lynnwood)

Children with healthy self-esteem have a greater chance to develop into positive confident adults. This class provided by Kindering’s Parent Education Coordinator is designed to support and strengthen parents in the area of developing self-esteem and learning to accept their child for who they are. Childcare is not available for this event – please leave the kiddos at home.

This free class takes place on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Light refreshments and mingling from 6:15-6:30 p.m. followed by the presentation and Q&A from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

To register, please RSVP to Colleen Willis at Kindering by email Colleen.Willis@kindering.org or go to www.kindering.org/speaker-series.


Kindering and the Verdant Health Commission


Pre-registration Required?

For More Information or to Register:
Email Colleen.Willis@kindering.org or visit www.kindering.org/speaker-series

Event Location:
Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th Street SW in Lynnwood

Visit the registration website or call (425) 582-8600.

Event Location:
Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW in Lynnwood