Help! My Child Won't Listen to Me

When we were growing up, parents used to say, “Obey me!”

Now we tell children to listen:

“Get your shoes on.”

“Put your toys away.”

“Stop fighting with your sister/brother.”

“Eat your dinner.”

“Go to bed.”

Do you ask, “Why won’t my young child listen to me?”

When telling is not effective, a parent might turn to pleading or demanding. The volume can go up. The emotions can escalate. Then, parenting frustration creeps in . . .

So, what is a parent to do to get their child to have better behavior?

This class will present Positive Discipline tools and phrases that will lead to finding solutions to parenting problems.

Positive Discipline offers a WIN-WIN approach that makes for more effective parenting and more cooperative children. You will feel calmer and more confident during those difficult moments. This class will help you make your family life better.

We will meet on Zoom. This is a convenient way to meet. There is no commute, and you may not need a baby-sitter.

This class will provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where you can ask questions and get answers in real-time as we go through the class content. This is a LIVE program; it is not recorded. There are lots of wonderful articles available online; however, it is just not the same as participating in a LIVE discussion.

The class will be facilitated by Jennifer Watanabe, a long-time parent educator and parent coach. She teaches/coaches in a respectful, non-judgmental, and encouraging way. 

Recommended resource for the class: Positive Discipline Workbook – either hard copy or e-version

The class registration fee is $20.

Select a date and time:


  • 4 p.m. Pacific time zone (This is 7 p.m. Eastern.) or
  • 7 p.m. Pacific time zone (This is 10 p.m. Eastern.)


  • 4 p.m. Pacific time zone (This is 7 p.m. Eastern.) or
  • 7 p.m. Pacific time zone (This is 10 p.m. Eastern.)


Click here for other Positive Discipline classes.

Coaching services are also available on Zoom, on the phone, or in-person.

If you would like to learn more about these classes or coaching, please contact me: or 206-399-4355 okay to text.

Teaching and coaching are not therapy. Therapy TREATS emotional wounds and can be a much-needed family resource. Teaching presents new information. Coaching acknowledges the past, and then CREATES a plan with the parent for the future.

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