LOCATIONS:  Classes are held around Portland Metro (Oregon)
SCHOLARSHIPS: We are committed to serving every family who wants to participate. Please email if the regular fee is at all going to be a stretch for your family.
Practical tools for nurturing happy families and classrooms


The Portland Montessori School

April 8 - 29, 2020

Caplener Group Office

April 23 - May 21, 2020

Our courses help you feel more confident and calm as a parent, educator or caregiver.
Learn the theory and research, and walk away with loads of practical tools! 
Appropriate for children ages 2-18.

What do you do when a child refuses to go to bed or get out the door in the morning? Sasses you? Refuses to mind? Threatens and hurts other children?  Refuses to talk to you? Avoids doing assigned schoolwork and chores? Whines and complains? Constantly interrupts? Pouts and sulks? Bosses you?  Smokes, cuts classes? Withdraws emotionally? Do you have a child you suspect has ADHD?

How We Help:

We offer training, workshops, materials, resources, inspiration and ongoing support to parents and educators byproviding

  • Practical tools and skills based on evidence-informed curriculum and nearly 30 years of proven success

  • Tools to not sabotage your discipline efforts

  • Learn how to show unconditional love

  • Identify the four types of misbehaviors and learn caring ways to correct them

  • Techniques to build children's emotional intelligence & self-esteem

  • Discuss, brainstorm, and laugh with other parents and educators struggling through similar issues -- it takes a village!

In addition to:

  • Avoid power struggles

  • Defuse a child's anger and prevent violent behaviors

  • Teach children to settle their own disputes

  • Set healthy limits

  • Strengthen and enrich adult-child relationship

  • Teach children to act responsibly

  • Open two-way communication with the child's inner self

  • Nurture healthy emotional growth and high self-esteem

  • Create a cooperative atmosphere in the home and classroom

Our Goals
  • Strengthen families so that they thrive with research-based tools

  • Strengthen classroom and day care learning environments

  • Raise emotional intelligence, self-esteem and feelings of competency in children and adults

  • Teach effective methods of discipline

  • Reduce stress levels for children, parents, and teachers

  • Create home and school environments which encourage children to mature towards becoming the very best they are capable of becoming

  • Prevent child abuse

Check out our resources page to listen to a podcast covering the curriculum! 

You can make a difference for families who cannot afford to pay for a class. Click here to donate!