Tuesdays and Thursdays 

May 31 - June 16, 2022

5:00 - 7:30 PM


Wednesdays and Fridays 

June 1- June 17, 2022

8:00 - 10:30 AM


Live Online via Zoom

Course Description and Goals

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. This training is designed for psychologists, parents, parent educators, and nurses.

  • Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive).

  • Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert.

  • Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.

  • Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

  • Develop an awareness of cross-cultural issues in parent education.



Jill Stansbury

Jill Stansbury is a Social and Emotional Learning Consultant and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction trainer based out of Blaine, Washington. In addition, she is a certified Positive Discipline teacher & parent educator/trainer and has facilitated parent and educator learning communities in preschools, charter schools, independent schools, homeless shelters, and online in both China and the United States for 14 years.

She holds a master's degree in educational leadership from DePaul University and a Montessori teaching credential. Brown University recognizes her as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, and she has been studying and practicing mindfulness for 25 years. She has over 25 years of classroom and administrative experience in early childhood through secondary education. Her goal has always been to guide people to look at their strengths and learn additional tools to increase wellness. This course is part of her vision to share that approach with as many individuals, educators and parents as possible so that the world becomes a place that welcomes and cares for us all.


Talin Yesaie

Talin Yesaie, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the San Diego area for over 17 years, helping children, at risk teenagers and families meet their goals. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s Degree in human development. She received her master’s degree from the University of San Diego and is the co-Founder of Roots and Wings Consulting. Her consulting work consists of supporting caregivers, as well as those managing depression and anxiety through an Adlerian lens. Her prior work experience includes Wraparound services, community-based counseling and school support. She specializes in working with children, (0-17), young adults and families providing trauma informed and culturally responsive support to help them meet their goals. Talin is also employed at the San Diego Center for Children as a contracted Program Manager incorporating Positive Discipline techniques both in the classroom and mental health services. Talin believes that by validating cultural differences, acknowledging unique experiences and discussing strategies she will help those she works with overcome barriers and find peace and happiness. Her passion comes from her belief that all people, regardless of age are at their optimum best self when they feel a sense of belonging and significance, a core value of Positive Discipline.

Continuing Education Hours

13 hours are offered. The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723.

Pricing options

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$450 - regular price

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$399 - early bird price (April 30)

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$399 - group price (3 or more)

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$349 - early bird group

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A full refund minus a $35 processing fee will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of a cancellation, participants will be notified via email. 

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