Gentle and Positive Discipline of the Toddler

Gentle and Positive Discipline of the Toddler

Gentle and Positive Discipline of the Toddler


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What do you do if your toddler bites or hits you? Or if he pulls kitty's tail?  Or if he rips a toy out of his baby sister's hand? What do you say to your 4 year old who drew on her bedroom wall with bright red crayon? Or refuses to get into her car seat?

Join this 2-hour workshop to learn gentle discipline strategies for effectively managing and reducing your toddler's/preschooler's negative or acting out behaviors.  Unlike mainstream approaches to discipline, such as timeouts or "consequences" which are ineffective and harm the child's self esteem, the tips and tools offered in this workshop are effective yet also gentle; these strategies will nurture your child's sense of self, serving not only to reduce negative behaviors, but more importantly, to deepen your parent-child relationship and enhance the feeling of mutual respect and love for one another.  Parents will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of their child's emotional and psychological development and several concrete tools for avoiding the typical power struggles between parents and young children, ultimately leading to happier parents and healthier kids.

About the teacher

Dr.  Cynthia Baker is a licensed child psychologist with over 15 years experience providing psychotherapy and psychoeducation for parents and their children. As an expert on the use of gentle discipline and attachment parenting, she has helped hundreds of parents work through challenging times with their children by teaching them how to parent in a more honest, empathic and effective manner, ultimately helping their children thrive. She earned her PhD from the University of Michigan in 1999 and has a private practice in Newport Beach.


Class time is 11am - 1pm (with exception of September 16 which is at 1pm - 3pm). Cost for the class is $45 (includes co-parent). Questions? Please contact us. 

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Gentle and Positive Discipline for Toddlers takes place at Granola Babies. Please click here for location details.

No Strollers - please leave stroller in the car.

Children in the Class: Babies are welcomed to join you, however, for most classes we recommend leaving toddlers and older children with a trusted care provider so that you are able to focus on the class, as well as others.

Class Cancellation Policy

Because our teachers work hard to prepare in advance for classes, classes and events payments are refundable up to 72 hours before the class/event takes place. After this time, classes and events are non-refundable and cannot be used for a future class or store credit as teachers have already been compensated for their supplies and time. Thanks for understanding!