Classes, trainings and playgroups at a glimpse… Full listing and registration details here.
|Current and Upcoming Programs||Date||Time||Cost|
|El Patio de Mi Casa||Every Wednesday in Spanish||11 am to 1 pm||playgroup with parents and children 0 to 5 years, sliding scale $3-$7, no one turned away|
|All Together Now!||Every Wednesday||9 to 11 am||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, Aug. 30||6:30 pm to 8 pm||free, at Branciforte Small Schools Library, call 831-476-7284x107 for details|
|Grupo de Apoyo (en español)||10 sesiones, el 2o Miércoles de cada mes, de Septiembre 2017 a Junio 2018 (el 3o Miércoles en el mes de Abril)||6:30 pm to 8 pm||en Recursos Comunitarios Nueva Vista, 711 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. Todo GRATIS incluso Cuidado de Niños y Refrigerio. Llame al 831-476-7284 x107 para inscribirse e información.|
|Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (8-week series)||Tuesdays, August 29 - October 17||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm||$80, register at our Classes Page (under Programs tab) or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107|
|Navigating the Teen Years with Positive Discipline||6 Tuesdays, October 3 - November 14 (no class on 10/31)||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm||$80 per person, $120 special for couples, and $40 special if for refresher, 319 La Fonda Ave. Call 831-476-7284x107, or go to "classes" page to register|
|Beliefs Behind Behaviors||Saturday, October 14||10:00 am to 12 pm||$20/person. At Live Oak Community Resources (1740 17th Avenue). Register at our Classes Page (pdcrcc.org/classes-workshops/classes/) or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107|
|Parenting Children with Special Needs||Saturday, October 28||10:00 am to 12 pm||$20/person. At Live Oak Community Resources (1740 17th Avenue). Register at our Classes Page (pdcrcc.org/classes-workshops/classes/) or call 831-476-7284 ext. 107|
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