My name is Cathy Kawakami and I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator and Trainer through the Positive Discipline Association. I offer Positive Discipline training and support for parents, teachers, caregivers, counselors, therapists and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. I discovered the Positive Discipline books and techniques when my children were young and the philosophy has changed my life for the better. I have been working with children and families for over ten years.
The name Middle Ground Parenting reflects a main concept of Positive Discipline - working together to find respectful solutions that work for everyone. I'm a parent too, in the middle of my parenting journey. I understand the struggles of today’s parents because I am right there with you. Through Positive Discipline, I have learned empowering tools that help me to be my children's first, best teacher. The teachings of Positive Discipline are filled with non-punitive, respectful methods that will incorporate kindness and firmness into parenting. I am passionate about teaching these tools to others to improve relationships for all.