News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Schools

LEONARDTOWN, MD – On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, there will be a Conscious Discipline Parent Workshop from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. From “Chaos to Calm Part II-How to Mean What You Say” will be presented by Master Conscious Discipline Trainer, Amy Speidel.

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, there will be a full day Conscious Discipline training for childcare providers, early child advocates, and parents and guardians at the Lexington Park Library from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Master Conscious Discipline Trainer, Amy Speidel will provide training on “SETTING THE STAGE FOR LIFE LONG SELF-REGULATION”. MSDE Core of Knowledge hours will be available for child care providers.

Conscious Discipline is comprised of seven powers and skills that support growth in adults first; children second. Skills and structures are designed to foster safety, connection, and self-regulation. Learn the skills to promote a culture of safety, strengthen connections between children and between adults and children, and teach emotional regulation so that children see themselves as capable and resilient problem solvers.

These professional development opportunities are funded through the SMCPS’ Striving Readers grant. Please contact Mrs. Lynn Trehern, Striving Readers Early Childhood Coach, at to reserve a space or if you have a question.

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