PD & Trauma Support article in CA Assoc. for Ed. of Young Children!

  Enhancing Resilience in Children Who Have Experienced Trauma By Laurie Prusso Hatch, MEd., CPDT, CPDPE   For those of us who work with children and their families, ours is the opportunity to touch lives, to heal lives, and to change lives. We will do this most effectively when we truly understand and, without judgment,

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PD Founder Jane Nelsen Interviewed by University of WA on Foster Kids

Hear Jane Nelsen talk about PD and basic principals with a special focus on foster parenting!  13 minutes, great overview of principals and a sweet acknowledgement for parents who love and raise our children in the foster system…   http://depts.washington.edu/acwewa/Positive%20Discipline/Jane.mp4

Linda’s Tips for Easy Mornings, Homework Success and A Peaceful Family

Linda’s Tips for Easy Mornings, Homework Success and A Peaceful Family By Linda Lambdin, Principal of Tierra Pacifica Charter School If school mornings in your home are calm, peaceful and enjoyable. If it’s easy to get to school on time, if your children get themselves up and ready, always have their homework and never forget where

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PDCR named as Pioneer in Children’s Well Being!

What an honor that we have been named by Ashoka and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Pioneer in Children’s Well-Being.  Check out their twitter chat on August 3 10 to 11 am PST with leaders in the field!!!    

Harbor High Boosters Film Event: The Mask You Live In!

The Mask You Live In Screening and Panel, hosted by Harbor High School Parent Booster Club  Wednesday, March 30 at 7 pm at the Harbor High School Little Theatre This film explores boys’ struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.  In the film, experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports,

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Gratitude for Dr. McVittie and Partners in Ed Day and Med Day workshops!

Happy New Year!  We are jumping into 2016 with some fresh energy for Positive Discipline in Schools, given the enthusiastic feedback from Dr. Jody McVittie’s December 1 & 2 workshops: “Great presentation, lots of valuable information about discipline through a lens of trauma.” “I learned a great deal, especially thought-provoking when thinking about our system

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Program Photos and Updates, San Diego and China connections!

Whew, another quarter of amazing programs and powerful community impact, both regionally and abroad in the Positive Discipline Community!!!  Check out our report from the September Friends, Advisors and Board gathering (everyone is welcome to attend those 4x/year meetings), presented by our lead trainer and PDCR President, Jane Weed-Pomerantz.  It includes collaborations and connections made

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Fun Summer Activities: STEP by STEP Children’s Cook Book!

Our amazing board member Madhu Lodha who teaches Early Childhood Education has graciously shared her cookbook with the PDCR Community.  So many yummy recipes for your summer enjoyment, check it out and forward to friends! STEP by STEP with Kids Cookbook-2015      

Foster Family Orientations July 1 and August 5, help provide stable homes for children and teens

Our Kids Need Safe, Loving Homes! Be a foster or adoptive parent to an infant, child or teen. We need loving, stable families to care for children of all ages. There is a particular need for families willing and able to provide safe homes for LGBT foster youth. Getting licensed to become a Foster or

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Exciting End of Year Report!

PDCR is evolving into its next stage of growth and impact!  Latest news as we near end of June: – welcoming Madhu Lodha, long-time instructor in Cabrillo College’s Early Childhood Education dept., as a new board member – inspiring program wrap up report with photos and highlights, check it out here – unprecedented expansion of

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