Who am I, and what do I offer?
I'm Laura, mum of 3 and Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator. I offer
one-on-one support, as a Parenting Coach, to busy families who want to become 'unstuck' with specific issues
group workshops, online and in the Paris area, that dive deep into Positive Discipline
'lunch and learn' workshops in your workplace
support to teachers who want to implement Positive Discipline in their classrooms
What is Positive Discipline?
Positive Discipline is a tool originally designed to help children become autonomous, respectful and responsible. It turns out that these are useful skills for adults too, and so now Positive Discipline is taught not only in school and family settings, but also in the workplace, in sports teams, and even as a couples course!
Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott, authors of many Positive Discipline books, began collaborating in 1988, and their method is based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs.
I came across Positive Discipline in 2013, thanks to my children's school, and in 2016 joined a parenting workshop. I signed up for further training, and I haven't looked back!
There are two main reasons I think Positive Discipline is different to other parenting books/tools:
1. It is interactive! Positive Discipline workshops invite us to role-play, and that helped me really understand how I as a child, and therefore my children, felt in any given situation. This wasn't just about what I thought - I also had to look at how I felt and what I wanted to do in any given situation. In our workshops, we take time to listen, laugh, cry and search for solutions together.
2. It explores the belief behind the behaviour. We are not simply looking to modify our child's behaviour, we try to understand their private logic, and what might make them choose to do the same thing time and time again. When we can look at their need, and meet it in an appropriate way, we will see long term change in their behaviour, and we can then all move forward together.