November 3, 2011
For Immediate Release
Jamie Quirk, Communications Associate
609.466.1970, x112 / jquirk@princetonwaldorf.org

The Waldorf School of Princeton Presents

"The Soul of Discipline: Raising Respectful
Children in a Culture of Disrespect"

A Weekend with Kim John Payne, Author of Simplicity Parenting 

The Waldorf School of Princeton will host author and educator Kim John Payne on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19, for a lecture and workshop on discipline. Aimed at parents and educators, the two-day event will provide a developmental roadmap to help establish both nurturing and effective discipline following three cumulative phases: training creative compliance for the young child, building emotional skills for the elementary age, and, for the teenager, managing critical choices.


The lecture will take place Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. The workshop is on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events are located on the Waldorf School of Princeton campus, located at 1062 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Practical strategies will include:

  • What to do with the "NO!" response.
  • How to break the habit of children interrupting adult conversation.
  • Eight good reasons to stop saying "Good job."
  • Alternatives to the overuse of "Time Out."
  • Breaking the request habit ("Shall we all get into the car?" vs. "It's time
    to get into the car"). 
  • Choices: How many, how soon?
  • Transitions: "Why is it always so hard?" It doesn't have to be.


Kim John Payne, M.Ed., has been a family and school counselor, adult educator, consultant, and researcher for 27 years. In addition to authoring Simplicity Parenting, he regularly gives keynote addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world. In each role, he helps children, adolescents, and families navigate such challenges as social difficulties with siblings and classmates; attention and behavioral issues at home and school; emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction, and self-esteem; and living a balanced simple life in an unbalanced, complex world. He is based in Northampton, Massachusetts.


The cost for both days is $45; $10 for Friday night only. Space is limited; RSVP to events@princetonwaldorf.org or call 609.466.1970, x112.

The Waldorf School of Princeton is New Jersey's only Waldorf school, educating the heads, hearts, and hands of children from early childhood through eighth grade. Visit www.princetonwaldorf.org for more information.



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