Positive Discipline Classes for

  • Parents

  • Teachers

  • Caregivers

  • Anyone who is looking for mutually respectful, long term discipline tools


Cathy KawakamiMy 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‚Äôs 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.