“Our children thank you and we all thank you, again and again and again…I know that I speak for all the parents in our class. The results are priceless, and infinite.”  J.D Bruinier, mother

Join us online for our 5-week Caring Discipline parenting series! Your registration fee of $125 will include a copy of the Caring Discipline book, which we'll mail to your address. You're welcome to attend with another adult from the same device, but if an additional Zoom login is required, please register separately.

Upcoming Classes

Online Zoom Class

Tuesdays, September 22 - October 20, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 PM, PDT

Teacher: Marilyn Mays

Responding to COVID-19

  • We know parents and children are struggling with the disruptions to daily life, and we encourage you to listen to our free podcast of an interview with our founder, JoAnne Nordling, where she shares some tips from the Caring Discipline curriculum.

  • The Caring Discipline, 5th edition book is available from Powell's here or Amazon here. The 4th edition book, Taking Charge, is available for eReaders for only $2.99 from Amazon here.​​

  • Advice from our teachers:

    • ​Remember inner-reality...let your child express their emotion and acknowledge it. "I miss my friends" or "I'm scared about the virus.” These expressions from the child would receive a reply from the parent of: “You are missing your friends, aren’t you?” or “You are feeling scared. Do you want to talk about it?”

    • PAANT. Paying attention to your child at neutral times. Let your child know with a smile or wink or quick hug that you love them no matter what they do. Since you will likely see more self-indulgent behaviors during this stressful time, you will want to increase the number of times during the day that you deliver a “neutral-time” attention to your child. See if you can increase the number of times during the day that you deliver a neutral-time attention to your child…a wiggle of their foot under the dinner table, a tousle of their hair as you walk through the room or a kiss on the top of their head.

    • Remember your child will take cues from you on how to handle this situation. Show them by example that you are handling this and keeping informed and helping others as you are able.  

    • Try to establish routine and structure to your child's daily life. This will help in providing a feeling of security and safety as kids will know what to expect. 

  • If you're able, please make a donation to keep Parent Support Center afloat. While we are unable to offer classes, our overhead of maintaining a small business will remain. Your support of non-profits during this difficult time will ensure that we can continue offering support to parents and children when this is over.

Certificates can be provided for any of our courses to participants needing to demonstrate attendance at a court referred parenting skills training course or for Early Educators completing hours for their yearly professional development. 

We are committed to serving every individual who wants to participate. If the regular fee is going to be a stretch for your family, please ask about available scholarships.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The class fee, less a $30 cancellation fee, will be fully refunded if PSC is notified 4 or more weeks prior to the start of the class.

  • Half of the class fee will be forfeited if PSC is notified 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the class.

  • The full amount of the class fee will be forfeited if PSC is notified less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the class.


We understand that life happens, so we are always happy to reschedule your class for a future session when notified at least 2 weeks prior to the start of your session.

LOCATIONS:  Classes are held around Portland and Salem
EMAIL: pscpdx@gmail.com
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.