The challenge of parenting is enormous – to take the hand of a brand-new human being and guide her toward adulthood, teaching her all she needs to know to have a happy, successful life. There are times in all parents’ lives when the challenge seems overwhelming. Sometimes we lose control of our emotions, or feel helpless, or resort to shouting and hitting.

But there is another way. “Discipline” actually means “teaching.” Teaching is based on setting goals and finding solutions to challenges. “Positive discipline” is non-violent and respects the child as a learner. It is an approach to teaching that helps children succeed, gives them information, and supports their growth.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting is a set of principles that can be applied in a wide range of situations. It can guide all interactions with children, not just the challenging ones.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees children’s protection from all forms of violence, including physical and emotional punishment. It also recognizes children’s rights to respect and dignity. And it recognizes that parents have the right to assistance in carrying out their important role.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting helps parents learn how to teach children effectively, while respecting their rights.

Upcoming PDEP training in Winnipeg

Mosaic will be offering a four day Positive Discipline in Everyday Discipline Facilitator Training in Winnipeg from Jan 23 to Jan 26,2017. Please fill in the registration form to register. For more information contact Jean Tinling at jtinling@mosaicnet.ca

Posted by Jean Tinling on Wednesday September 21, 2016

PDEP Research

At the end of August, international members of the PDEP team will be presenting our research at the conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). We'll be presenting findings from Canada, Bangladesh, Japan and Kosovo.

Posted by Joan Durrant on Sunday July 31, 2016

Mosaic PDEP training

Welcome to 25 new PDEP facilitators trained in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 20-23. Congratulations to all!

Posted by Jean Tinling on Tuesday July 05, 2016

Training in Bangladesh

Christine Ateah is in Dhaka working with Save the Children Bangladesh to train a new group of Country Trainers. Here they are enjoying an activity!

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Posted by Joan Durrant on Thursday May 05, 2016

PDEP in the Media

http://www.ucobserver.org/ethics/2016/05/corporal_punishment/

Posted by Joan Durrant on Thursday May 05, 2016

Managing Your Own Emotions: The Key to Positive, Effective Parenting

http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2016/03/managing-emotions-key-positive-effective-parenting/

Posted by Joan Durrant on Thursday March 17, 2016

Play Builds Better Brains

http://sideeffectspublicmedia.org/post/scientists-say-childs-play-helps-build-better-brain

Posted by Joan Durrant on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Video on Sweden's 1979 Corporal Punishment Ban

http://mediaroom.sweden.se/video/113367327

Posted by Joan Durrant on Monday January 25, 2016

Canada's Federal Government Commits to Repealing the Corporal Punishment Defense

Recently, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released a report on its 6-year investigation into the Indian Residential Schools that were operated in Canada as a pillar of the government’s colonization strategy. In these schools, indigenous children were subjected to horrendous abuses. The TRC issued 94 Calls to Action. One of these is to repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code, the law that justifies the use of corrective force against children.

Our new federal government has committed to implementing all 94 recommendations, including the repeal of section 43.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/21/liberal-government-commits-to-repealing-spanking-law.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-agree-to-revoke-spanking-law-in-response-to-trc-call/article27890875/

Posted by Joan Durrant on Tuesday December 22, 2015

Peru Prohibits Corporal Punishment of Children

This month, Peru became the 48th country worldwide and the 9th in Latin America to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Read more at www.endcorporalpunishment.org

Posted by Joan Durrant on Tuesday December 22, 2015

Welcome Manitoba facilitators trained by Mosaic

31 new PDEP program facilitators were trained by Mosaic's team of trainers: Gabriela Galli, Melinda Pascual, Shamail Khalil, Alana Garcia, Lois Goertzen and Jean Tinling.
Congratulations to all!

Posted by Jean Tinling on Thursday December 17, 2015

Ireland Prohibits Corporal Punishment of Children

Today, Ireland became the 47th country to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Read more at www.endcorporalpunishment.org

Posted by Joan Durrant on Wednesday November 11, 2015

Welcome Newfoundland Facilitators!

Congratulations to the 28 new facilitators in Gander, Newfoundland trained by Mosaic Country Trainers Alana Garcia and Gabrieal Galli. This training was hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Association of Family Resource Programs.

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Posted by Jean Tinling on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Welcome to Indonesian Cadres!

We welcome the cadres recently trained in Bandung by Ashley Stewart-Tufescu and Jean Tinling. This training was hosted by Save the Children Indonesia.

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Posted by Joan Durrant on Tuesday November 03, 2015

Welcome Bangladesh Facilitators!

Congratulations and welcome to the facilitators recently trained in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many thanks to Master Trainer Christine Ateah, and to Laila Khondkar and Save the Children for hosting this training. Best wishes to all!

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Posted by Joan Durrant on Friday October 30, 2015

PDEP Facilitator Training, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mosaic is offering a four day PDEP Facilitator training in Winnipeg, Manitoba from Dec 14-17. For more information please contact Jean Tinling jtinling@mosaicnet.ca or submit the attached application.

Posted by Jean Tinling on Saturday July 11, 2015

New Country Trainers in Amman, Jordan

Welcome to a new group of Country Trainers who were trained in Amman, Jordan by Christine Ateah and Ashley Stewart-Tufescu. Best wishes to everyone!

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Posted by Joan Durrant on Friday June 19, 2015

New Facilitators in Kosovo

Congratulations to 21 new PDEP Facilitators who were trained in Prishtina, Kosovo by Rudina Ademi-Shala and Linda Hoxha. Welcome to all!

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Posted by Joan Durrant on Monday June 01, 2015

South Sudan Ratifies the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Today, South Sudan became the 195th country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. That leaves the United States and Somalia as the only countries that have not yet ratified the treaty.

Posted by Joan Durrant on Tuesday May 05, 2015

One Day PDEP Refresher

Mosaic is offering a One day Refresher for trained PDEP facilitators. Go to the facilitator training tab and look at the June calendar for more information.
Hope to see you there!

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Posted by Jean Tinling on Thursday April 09, 2015

Upcoming Positive Discipline Facilitator Training in Edmonton

If you are interested in participating in this facilitator training please contact Alberta Home Visitation Network Association at www.ahvna.org

Posted by Alysha Jones on Tuesday March 10, 2015

Master Trainer Jean Tinling presents PDEP on CTV news.



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Posted by Joan Durrant on Saturday February 28, 2015

Country Trainer Rudina Ademi-Shala presents PDEP on Kosovo TV. Master Trainer Christine Ateah is also featured.

Posted by Joan Durrant on Saturday February 28, 2015

Mosaic PDEP Winter Schedule

Mosaic will be running five parent programs this winter in Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you know anyone who would like to register please have them contact Mosaic directly at (204)774-7311 or info@mosaicnet.ca

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Posted by Gia Ly on Monday January 19, 2015

PDEP with First Nations Groups

Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resource Network and the PDEP Master trainers are partnering with Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre to consider possible adaptations of PDEP which fit with Aboriginal Traditional Parenting. Two trainings are planned to pilot these adaptations; one in Cross Lake in early February and one in Swan River in late February. We are very excited about this new partnership!

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Posted by Jean Tinling on Wednesday January 14, 2015

Mosaic-PDEP Facilitator Training

Mosaic team of trainers completed a four day PDEP training in Winnipeg last week. We are sending twenty freshly trained and inspired PDEP facilitators back to their agencies in Manitoba, eager to deliver parent programs. The group has requested a refresher day in the spring to share and support each other and to continue to connect and grow as PDEP facilitators. Mosaic trainers will plan the day and invite recently trained and more experienced facilitators to join us.
Check back soon for more details.

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Posted by Jean Tinling on Wednesday January 14, 2015