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.


NEW! Positive Discipline for Early Childhood - Saturday Morning Parent Workshop Series

Help your young child feel capable, confident and competent. Encouragement is key. Join like minded parents in this fun two part workshop series designed specifically to address the needs of parents of younger children. You’ll get tangible, practical tips and tools that are easy to implement and work right away.

Time: 9am - 1pm
Date: 2 x Saturdays, August 17th and 24th, 2019

Location: Hackescher Höfe,
Rosenthalerstr 40/41, 10178 Berlin (Mitte)

Fee: €65 per participant (€35 to add parenting partner)
Number of participants per workshop. Min. 12 - Max.20


Module 1 - Discover the Belief behind the Behaviour

In this four session course, you will learn the basic concepts of the Positive Discipline model and discover the hidden belief behind your child’s behaviour (as well as your own possible role in it) Learn effective and positive tools to deal with misbehaviour, empower your children and respectfully encourage long lasting change.

Fee: €65 per participant per module (€35 to add parenting partner)
Number of participants per workshop. Min. 12 - Max.20


Venue: John F. Kennedy School
Time: 4 x Wednesday Mornings: 8.15 - 10.15
Dates: Sept. 11th, 18th, 25th and Oct. 2nd, 2019


Module 2
The Art of Encouragement

Learn the crucial difference between praise and encouragement, the importance of routines and expectations and how to effectively encourage both yourself and your children and how to motivate them to develop mutual respect, real responsibility and problem solving skills.

Venue: John F. Kennedy School, Berlin
Time: 4 x Wednesday Mornings - 8.15 - 10.15
Dates: Oct. 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, 2019


Modules 1 and 2 are open to everyone. It is not necessary to take them in order.
Fees for each module are €65 per person. It costs €35 to add a parenting partner.
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

10 -JFKS May 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2019
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, 2017