Positive Discipline Parenting Classes

All Classes are modeled on the Positive Discipline foundation of
kindness and firmness at all times.

Meet Your Guide

Jacki Romano, MSGH’s learning specialist, holds a lower elementary certification from American Montessori Society. She has taught in Montessori schools since 1987 in a variety of capacities: primary class assistant, music teacher, lower elementary assistant, lower elementary co-teacher directing the reading and spelling program, upper elementary literature guide, and learning specialist. Jacki is certified in both Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading programs, and holds certificates, the only titles awarded, in all areas of Lindamood-Bell reading decoding, comprehension, and spelling programs. Since 2000, she has worked exclusively as a learning specialist.

Because of her belief that a misbehaving child is a discouraged child, in the 1990’s Jacki began facilitating Positive Discipline classes for parenting groups, teachers, and school administrators. In 2002, she became certified within the Positive Discipline organization to train facilitators as well. Over the years, Jacki has presented countless Positive Discipline workshops throughout CT and NY. Some of her parenting and teacher classes are targeted more specifically: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Adolescents, Single Parents, Adult Children of Parents with Dementia. All are modeled on the Positive Discipline foundation of kindness and firmness at all times.

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Positive Discipline Teens & Tweens Course (Postponed)

(Open to the Public)

5:15-7:30p.m.
6-week course
Class Dates: Future dates will be provided.
Location: Van Scoter Room
Class Includes: Class Materials and Dinner
Cost: $150 for 1, $275 for 2      

 

This class is open to MSGH parents and the outside public. Childcare is offered for Primary to Adolescent-aged students.
Curfews, power struggles, peer pressure, sex, identity, drugs, etc. This class will provide strategies for these and other problems you may be experiencing with your tween or teen. Your tween/teen’s brain is developing rapidly in an equally rapidly developing culture. Understanding this brain stage and parenting with it in mind will help you and your child navigate these years of your child’s individuation along the path toward adulthood. 

Past Events & Classes 

New Parent Positive Discipline Night

Tuesday, September 17
6:00-7:30p.m.
Location: Van Scoter Room
Class Includes: Class Materials and Dinner
Free with Admission   

This class is offered to parents of children who are enrolled at MSGH and childcare for Primary to Adolescent-aged students.
This 1 ½ hour class for new parents offers both a philosophical and hands-on approach to parenting children in a respectful, solution-based manner. Jane Nelsen, who created the “Positive Discipline” method, says that Montessori and Positive Discipline are “two sides of the same coin.” Both maintain the dignity of the child at all times. Learn (or refresh) methods of parenting that will help create a more peaceful home life in harmony with the Montessori style of teaching. 


 

Positive Discipline Level 1 Course 

(Open to the Public)

Starts Tuesday, October 1
5:15-7:30p.m.
7-week course
Class Dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
Location: Van Scoter Room
Class Includes: Class Materials and Dinner
Cost: $150 for 1, $275 for 2   

This class is open to MSGH parents and the outside public. Childcare is offered for Primary to Adolescent-aged students.
Come learn how to reduce conflict and sibling rivalry, to ease bedtime or morning routine challenges, and to end power struggles in your home. Ask all your questions and get solutions to specific  issues have been troubling. Classes are informative and fun! Each class will focus on a specific skill empowering parents with a new weekly tool. 


 

 

Positive Discipline Level 2 Course 

(Open to the Public with a Prerequisite of PD Level 1 Course)

Starts Wednesday, October 16
5:15-7:30p.m.
4-week course
Class Dates: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Location: Van Scoter Room
Class Includes: Class Materials and Dinner
Cost: $150 for 1, $275 for 2      

This class is open to MSGH parents and the outside public. Childcare is offered for Primary to Adolescent-aged students.
Come advance your parenting skills! Bedtime and morning transitions, power struggles, backtalk, sibling and friendship rivalries, etc. This Level 2 parenting course will provide a deeper exploration and further solutions to the everyday problems we encounter in our family lives.