Classes, trainings and playgroups at a glimpse… Full listing and registration details here.
|Current and Upcoming Programs||Date||Time||Cost|
|Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 yrs. old) Taught by Colleen Murphy||8 weeks, Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20||6:30pm - 8:30pm||$80/person. Register for the class and pre-register for childcare ($10/child/class session) at pdcrcc.org/classes-workshops/classes/ or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107 for more information.|
|Navigating the Teen Years with Positive Discipline Taught by Jane Weed-Pomerantz||8 weeks, Tuesdays, February 6 - March 27||6:30pm - 8:30pm||$80/person, $120 couples special, and $40 refresher. Book sold separately for $20.
At SC Adult School, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Classroom 5 in Santa Cruz. Register at pdcrcc.org/classes-workshops/classes/ or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107 for more information.
|Positive Time-Out||Saturday, Februrary 10||10am - 12pm||$20/person. At Live Oak Community Resources (1740 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz). Register for the class and preregister for childcare (10/child) at pdcrcc.org/classes-workshops/classes/ or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107|
|Tantrums||Saturday, February 24||10am - 12pm||$20/person. At Live Oak Community Resources (1740 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz). Register for the class and preregister for childcare (10/child) at pdcrcc.org/classes-workshops/classes/ or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107|
|Positive Discipline in the Classroom (Training/Certification for Teachers, School Administrators, and School Counselors) Facilitated by Jane Weed-Pomerantz||2 full days, Friday AND Saturday, March 9 AND March 10||8:30am - 4:30pm both days||$375/person with group specials and limited scholarships available. At SC Adult School, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Classroom 5 in Santa Cruz. Register at pdcrcc.org/classes-workshops/workshops/ or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107 for more information.|
|El Patio de Mi Casa||Every Wednesday in Spanish||11am - 1pm||playgroup with parents and children 0 to 5 years, sliding scale $3-$7, no one turned away|
|All Together Now!||Every Wednesday||9am - 11am||playgroup with parents and children 0 to 5 years, sliding scale $3-$7, no one turned away
|Support Group for Parents of Teens||Last Wednesdays of the month, Dec. off||6:30pm - 8pm||free, at Branciforte Small Schools Library, call 831-476-7284x107 for details|
Relationships based on mutual respect and dignity will lead to healthier, safer, and more just societies. PDCR helps our community learn a model of connection and interaction, along with concrete communication tools, which can result in a positive cultural shift. This shift includes increasing the values of mutual respect and dignity, responsibility for oneself and others (interconnectivity), social interest, civic engagement, curiosity and a solution orientation. Our future generation of children will learn to embody the principles above as our social structures begin to embody these principles, and families, schools, and our community at large learn to implement and model them.
Our mission is to support our community of families, schools, and service providers in learning how to have respectful relationships through the teaching of Positive Discipline.
These values guide our practice, policies, and our teaching:
- Teach and model mutual respect (respect being defined as “consideration and understanding of” rather than the more traditional “deference to”).
- Encourage connection and increase a sense of belonging, significance, and safety.
- Discipline means “to teach”, not to punish. By drawing forth someone’s own knowledge they learn more and feel empowered. Limits and structure are set in the context of a relationship of trust with kindness and firmness at the same time.
- Decide together and help people learn long-term skills. Doing “with” instead of “for” or “to” helps create a caring, respectful atmosphere that encourages the development of self-discipline, cooperation, responsibility and problem solving skills.
- Mistakes are opportunities to learn. We focus on solutions and accountability for our choices, rather than blame or shame.
We offer instructional classes, support groups, training resources, and restorative programs for families, schools and community service providers. Using research-based methods and experiential practice, PDCR teaches social and emotional awareness skills that promote initiative, responsibility, resilience capability, and environments that are positive and safe to learn in.
“I think and feel that the greatest legacy we can leave our children is the skill to communicate and pass on great family and relationships through the generations. Positive Discipline does that.” – Mark Anicetti, Dad on Positive Discipline Parenting