PARENT workshops

Learn how to support and encourage your child through the unique experiential activities which are the hallmark of all Positive Discipline workshops. Discover how to effectively and respectfully guide your child to become more responsible, co-operative and empowered in the long term. You'll have the opportunity to express specific challenges you are experiencing and explore lasting solutions. Leave encouraged, energized and equipped with the tools to handle even the difficult parenting challenges.

These workshops are suitable for the parents of children of all ages..


Module 1 - Discover the Belief behind the Behaviour

In this 4 session course, parents learn the basic concepts of the Positive Discipline model and discover the hidden belief behind their child’s behavior (as well as their own role in it) Participants learn effective and positive tools to deal with misbehaviour, empower their children and respectfully encourage long lasting change.

Fee: €50 per participant per module (12.50€ per workshop)
Number of participants per workshop. Min. 12 - Max.20


Morning Class at JFKS
Discover the Belief Behind the Behaviour
School: John F. Kennedy School
Time: 4 x Wednesday Mornings - 8.15 - 10.15
Dates: March 20th + 27th April 3rd + 10th, 2019


Module 2
The Art of Encouragement


Parents learn earn the important differences between praise and encouragement, how to effectively encourage themselves and their children and how to motivate their children to develop mutual respect, real responsibility and problem solving skills.


Morning Class at JFKS
Module 2 - The Art of Encouragement
School: John F. Kennedy School, Berlin
Time: 4 x Wednesday Mornings - 8.15 - 10.15
Dates: May 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2019


Modules 1 and 2 are open to everyone. It is not necessary to take them in order.
Fees for each module are €50 per person (12.50€ per workshop)
The fee includes:
A copy of the Positive Discipline book
8 hours of instruction and homework assignments  

Please note - Courses at JFKS are only open to members of the John F. Kennedy Friendship Center e.V. Membership is open to all parents (not just those whose children attend JFKS) and costs 35€ per year.


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Introduction to

 Monday, March 4th 2019
19.00 – 8.30 - John F. Kennedy School

Are you tired of reminding your kids what to do? Annoyed that they don’t listen to you?
Or are you weary of daily power struggles?

Discover effective solutions to every day parenting challenges
at a new workshop series starting March 20th at JFKS.

Come to this free, fun presentation and learn practical tools that can be used straight away to improve family co-operation. Unique experiential activities reveal your child’s perspective and a clear understanding of how you can respectfully encourage mutual respect and lasting change.
All parents welcome!
In association with the John F. Kennedy Friendship Center e.V.



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On behalf of The JFKS Verein and the school counselling team, parents of students at JFKS are invited to a special screening of  Screenagers on August 31st, 2018.
11.30am at Bali Kino or at 7pm at JFKS. 

This internationally acclaimed documentary explores parental struggles over their teen’s use of digital media and offers solutions to help families find balance. Experts share their thoughts on the topics the movie covers, which include social media, video games and internet addiction, digital citizenship and more. Parents of JFKS  students will receive an email with details of how to reserve a ticket. 

Previous Positive Discipline Workshops and courseS

9 - JFKS March 20th - April 10th, 2019
8 - BBIS Jan 31st - March 7th, 2019
7 - JFKS Sept 18th to Nov 13th, 2018
6 - JFKS March 7th - May 2nd, 2018
5 - JFKS Sept. 14th - October 19th, 2017
4 - JFKS June 10th 2017
3 - JFKS May 11th - June 29th, 2017
2 - JFKS May 6th 2017
1 - JFKS Feb. 6th - March 27th, 20179