Positive Discipline Parent Group

The Positive Discipline approach gives you specific, accessible tools for strengthening your parenting skills and learning to be both kind and firm.

Fall 2019 Positive Discipline Parent Group

9 to 11:30 am Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, & 29, and November 5 & 26 (6 Sessions)


Coffee Bene meeting room (adjoining Davanni’s)
53 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul

Materials Fee: $30
Includes the book Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, a workbook, and parenting tool cards.


  • Learn how to help children develop self-discipline, responsibility, problem-solving skills, and self-esteem.
  • Understand the reasons why children misbehave
  • Learn specific methods to help solve the problems that arise with children, such as hassles over chores and bedtime, fighting between siblings, talking back, and getting to school on time without nagging
  • Develop community and support with other Sunny Hollow parents

Ages of children:

  • The Positive Discipline approach is most geared to families of 3 to 14 year olds.
  • Families of toddlers are welcome as well, but will find the approach more useful for ages 3+.


  • 8 to 12 Sunny Hollow parents, with Jenny Thompson as facilitator, will meet each week.
  • Preparation includes reading 1 to 2 chapters from the book and practicing the parenting techniques we are learning.
  • We will use exercises, problem-solving techniques, and discussion questions to work through the principles of the book and meet the goals of the group.

No childcare is offered (sorry!).

Questions? Contact Jenny Thompson, jenny@sunnyhollow.org

Staying Together & Distance Learning

Sunny Hollow Montessori engaged in learning from home (distance learning) from March 16, 2020 through the end of the school year. Our learning and connections continued! For resources and updates about Sunny Hollow's learning from home program, please check here.

Our Toddler program is reopening in July and our Casa (preschool and Kindergarten), Elementary, and Junior High programs will reopen in September.

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on a “space available” basis. Information here.