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The Story Behind

Kind and Firm Parenting

      Becky Divinski
      Owner and CEO (Chief           Encouragement Officer)

Becky Divinski

Years ago, as a parent of a young child, I parented with what I knew at that time, the

conventional parenting style of using punishment and rewards. When my daughter was in

Kindergarten, I participated in my first Positive Discipline class, at her school. Positive

Discipline introduced me to a kind and firm parenting model (i.e., boundary setting in a

respectful way for all), and it positively changed my life.

My home environment became more peaceful and happy - communication improved. It

wasn't perfect and I learned from Positive Discipline, that it's about progress, not perfection.

Since then, I strive to use Positive Discipline as much as possible, with my family, and in my

life, in general.


Positive Discipline is helpful for all relationships - adult/child, child/child, adult/adult. I

hope you will take the next step to experience the power of Positive Discipline so it can

positively affect and help improve your relationships, too.



  • Coach Parents and Caregivers

  • Facilitate Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Certification Workshops

  • Deliver Bullying Prevention Talks and other parenting topics

  • Facilitate Positive Discipline classes and workshops

  • Led a Positive Discipline Research Study Group

  • Became a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator

  • Became a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer

  • Facilitated Positive Discipline classes at my daughter's school

  • Facilitated Project Cornerstone Workshops at my daughter's school

  • Became a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer


  • ​​​Facilitate Positive Discipline in the Classroom Certification Workshops

  • Facilitate Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators Certification Workshops

  • Facilitate workshops and deliver talks for Staff Development Trainings

  • Deliver Bullying Prevention Talks

  • Conduct classroom/playground observations

  • Coached girls middle school basketball

  • Aided children with special needs

  • Led yard-duty

  • Worked on bullying prevention program and talks

  • Taught Social Emotional Learning Curriculum (Positive Discipline - based) to students

  • Became a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator

  • Became a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator

  • Assisted teachers in the classroom


  • Lead Team-Building Workshops

  • Became a Certified Positive Discipline in the Workplace Facilitator

  • Delivering speeches, presentations, and facilitating workshops both within and outside of the Toastmasters speaking organization, since 1996

  • Received the highest educational award in Toastmasters - Distinguished Toastmaster

  • Delivered presentation skills coaching

  • 16+ years experience in computer industry (hardware engineer, software programmer, technical trainer)

  • Worked on teams in various office environments and non-profit organizations

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