CONTACT PARENT SUPPORT CENTER
LOCATIONS:  Classes are held around Portland Metro (Oregon)
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.

PARENT SUPPORT CENTER

PORTLAND, OREGON

Whether you are a (co-, foster-, grand-, step-) parent 
or a teacher...

The Caring Discipline approach provides researched-based, yet simple guidelines, tools, and practical examples that explain specific ways to help you feel in control of the adult/child relationship so both adult and child will feel respected, secure, and loved. Appropriate for children ages 2-18.

Our curriculum is based on the book,  Caring Discipline: Practical Tools For Nurturing Happy Families and Classrooms by JoAnne Nordling, M.S., M.Ed., an evidence-informed approach to parenting and classroom discipline based on Abraham Maslow's philosophy of human nature and the principle of disciplining children with love and respect, as well as on the works of Carl Rodgers, Rudolph Dreikurs, Haim Ginott, Eric Berne, and Alice Miller.
Now in its fifth edition, this highly acclaimed approach to discipline is a distillation of JoAnne Nordling's forty plus years of experience as a parent, teacher and school counselor. It is an approach which has been highly successful within a broad range of socio-economic and cultural groups.

What you gain from our classes

  • 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

"...It is the most intelligent and clearly written book on children’s behavior that I have ever read.... This book has become a powerful and intelligent guide for dialoguing about our children’s behavior and development...When conflicts arise between children, we employ the problem-solving techniques that Ms. Nordling so clearly describes. It isn’t long before our children are beginning to learn what it means to care about and live in this world with other people."

-Michele R. Miller, M.Ed., Director of the Garden's Noise Preschool, Portland, Oregon

"...It is the most intelligent and clearly written book on children’s behavior that I have ever read.... This book has become a powerful and intelligent guide for dialoguing about our children’s behavior and development...When conflicts arise between children, we employ the problem-solving techniques that Ms. Nordling so clearly describes. It isn’t long before our children are beginning to learn what it means to care about and live in this world with other people."

-Michele R. Miller, M.Ed., Director of the Garden's Noise Preschool, Portland, Oregon