Parenting with Positive Discipline Series

Facilitated by:
Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC
Certified Positive Discipline Trainer
Certified Executive and Career Coach
WHEN: (6) Wednesdays from February 2, 2022, through March 16, 2022 (skip Feb 23, 2022)
TIME: 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
WHERE: Classes will be held virtually via Zoom due to COVID restrictions

CLASS FEES (for Non-Redwood Day Parents/Guardians)*:
$359/person or $608/couple, or $249/2nd Caregiver (if 1st Caregiver already took Marcilie’s class in the past few years)

*Redwood Day parents and guardians receive discounted pricing. Click on the Redwood Day Caregivers button to see pricing for RD families.
This Parenting with Positive Discipline class will help you show up as the parent you want to be, and create a home where respectful cooperation is the norm. You’ll get tangible, practical tips and tools that are easy to implement and work right away.


  • Alternatives to rewards and punishments that both work and teach long-term life skills
  • My favorite 3-step ritual to stay cool, calm, and curious in the face of really irritating behavior
  • 2 things every child needs for intrinsically motivated cooperation
  • Simple, tangible, and effective Positive Discipline tools to reduce defiance, tantrums, back talk and other challenging behaviors
  • All about chores, allowance, and enlisting help with household responsibilities
  • Specific words you can use to foster resilience and a “growth mindset” in your children
  • The one principle that matters most in helping your kids to become responsible, respectful, resourceful, and happy adults (and how to put that principle into practice every day)
  • 6 interactive classes.
  • Handout with summaries, reminders, homework assignments, and exercises.
  • Weekly practice assignment. Changing behavior is not easy and requires daily practice. Each week you’ll get something very tangible to practice with your children.
  • Supplemental reading assignments. Each week you’ll get a short article hand-picked by Marcilie to round out your classroom experience.
  • Access to private resource page with additional handouts, links, and audio downloads
  • Free 30 minute 1:1 parenting consultation at the end of the series

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  • Testimonials

    Positive Discipline offers great tools to help you connect to your child and to parent with love. Marcilie knows her stuff!  She is well prepared, uber-organized, and really entertaining. As a teacher of small children and a mom of two boys under six, I found my time in Marcilie's class to be truly life-changing. Every week, I left excited to try out the tools, tips, and tricks learned in class and looked forward to going back for more. Routine Charts transformed our mornings and Family Meetings increased the household love. Everyone could benefit from looking at their parenting and trying to improve. Marcilie gives parents the tools to improve and brings the Positive Parenting philosophy to life!  - Sara Hampton, Mother of 2 Redwood Day Children

    From past participants of the series at Redwood Day:

    I would recommend this workshop because it is essential for a loving, encouraging relationship with your kids (and partner!) Facilitator was amazing! Intuitive, helpful, patient. - Vinny Poddatori, RD Parent

    Well-paced! Engaging! Tools to keep engagement high, motivation high and retention high were executed really well! - Anonymous

    Both content and facilitator were excellent.  I feel hopeful again after feeling frustrated, angry, and resigned for so long. - Carys Steers

    The material was presented in an engaging, fun, organized manner.  I feel that I have tools for the day to day challenges parenting my 3 and 7 YO children. - Ryan Horn

    Marcilie, you offer a balance of strong boundaries of class expectations (ie., begin and end on time) and a non-judgmental acceptance (kind) of all thoughts, suggestions, and shares. - RD Parent

    My relationship with my son has already improved. - Anonymous

    This class far exceeded any expectations about what a parenting class would be like, and is essential for any parent. - Enzo Smith


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: For what ages of children is this class directed?

    Ages 2 to teens. The philosophy and concepts presented in class apply to all ages (even adults!) however some tools are age-specific. Some tools can be modified for various ages and I will share modifications whenever appropriate. I enjoy having a mixed age group because parents learn so much from each other, not just the facilitator.
  • Q: I can’t make it to all of the classes live. Can I make up the missed classes?

    Yes. You can make up missed classes the next time I offer the series.
  • Q: My children aren’t that challenging. Will I benefit from the class?

    It’s my belief that a positive parenting class should be a requirement for all parents. Positive Discipline, in particular, is not just about behavior management. It’s about helping children to create healthy beliefs: about themselves and the world, so that they feel a strong sense of belonging and significance, are excited about life, and motivated to contribute to their families, classrooms, and communities. All children (and parents) can benefit from having a healthy mindset and healthy beliefs about themselves.
  • Q: What kind of reviews does this class get?

    The average rating from all participants over the past 6 years is 4.6/5 stars. Last year, the average rating was 4.9. See above for testimonials.

About Marcilie

Marcilie Smith Boyle helps busy parents and professionals parent with more peace, purpose, and joy. A Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Trainer, Career and Executive Coach, Marcilie leverages her previous sixteen-year consulting and marketing career to ensure her clients get a high return on their coaching investment. Marcilie earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, BA from Dartmouth, and CPCC from The Coaches Training Institute. She is mother to three Redwood Day graduates, ages 14, 18, and 21.