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Positive Discipline Conference

If you have children you know how life-enriching having these little people in your life are. You probably also know how stressful, tiring and frustrating they can be! Being a parent is a big job, not just the daily feeding and watering of your babies but there is also the responsibility of teaching your children right from wrong, helping them make good decisions and molding them into the confident and competent adults you hope they will one day become.

Dr. Jane Nelson and Cheryl Erwin, two of the foremost experts on Positive Discipline will be in on Calgary April 27 & 28th to help equip parents, teachers and caregivers with tools to develop a foundation of kindness and firmness in their discipline. Positive Discipline is program that provides adults with non-punitive methods that encourage children and help them develop important life skills. Conference attendees can expect to learn how apply Positive Discipline methods to their particular challenges with their own children or the children they work with.

If you are looking for a positive approach to parenting or working with children this is an event not to be missed.

Positive Discipline Conference Details:

Where: Executive Royal Inn, Calgary AB
When: April 27 & 28, 2012
Registration Fee: $140 until April 6th ($155 after April 6th)

About the speakers:

Dr. Jane Nelsen:
Jane is one of North America’s leading and most respected voices on the subject of child discipline. She is an educator, psychologist, counselor and author of the best selling Positive Discipline books. Jane’s Positive Discipline model has been used by parents, teachers and caregivers to successfully transform adult/child relationships throughout the world.

Cheryl Erwin:
Cheryl is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mental health consultant and family coach for the University of Nevada and Reno’s Early Head Start Program. She is the author or co-author of nine parenting books including seven of the Positive Discipline books.

Ruth Buffam
Ruth Buffam
Ruth is the conference organizer and a Certified Positive Discipline Educator and Trainer. Her educational background is in early childhood, educational psychology and counseling. Ruth spent over 20 years as a teacher, including special education and raised three sons. Ruth now dedicates the majority of her work life to educating parents, childcare providers & teachers in Canada (and beyond) about Positive Discipline.


  1. I’ll definitely benefit b/c my daughter is now 3 years old, full of confidence, assertiveness, independence and wilfulness! Plus she has an attitude.

    I’m a little lost right now as to how to deal with her. I guess I have adopted a lot of techniques/strategies that are really positive parenting type of things but this new stage of our relationship….I’m trying to work out how to continue our wonderful relationship given these challenges for both of us.

  2. I think I would benefit from this conference by enhancing the ability to encourage self confidence and self esteem in my little girl.

  3. I feel this would be an amazing opportunity to enhance my parenting skills for myself and my 5 1/2 year old son!

  4. I have 4 girls who are under 4 years apart. They are amazing but truly exhaust me. My current methods are not working as I seem to have the same issues over and over. Would love to attend this as it will help our entire family. Oldest 2 kids are twins and turn 8 next month, the youngest just turned 4.

  5. Cassandra says:

    I have a daughter who just turned two, and a son who is 6, I would love to learn new ways to parent.

  6. Tracy Wasylucha says:

    I have 2 boys (2 &4) and they are quite a handful in terms of pushing my buttons. I need help so I can help them learn and feel loved while knowing the right way to dicipline.

  7. I could really use some advice, especially with my soon to be 3 year old son. He’s got so much energy, I could use some advice on how to better deal with it.

  8. Sonia Haywood says:

    I think this would benefit me because I have 3 children and this would be extremely helpful! :)

  9. So, I think I need this. Anyone else thinking about going?