Calling all Parents & Caregivers!

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) is a positive and encouraging approach to discipline for your children. Using strategies from Dr. Dan Siegel’s books No-Drama Discipline and The Whole Brain Child, parents learn how to create “natural and logical consequences” for children’s choices. Join other parents to learn effective strategies for tackling the most difficult and rewarding job on earth: parenting! Videos, role-plays, readings and more make for an active, engaging, fast-paced and most of all FUN experience!

Effective ParentingThe STEP approach to parenting is based on the belief that every child and every parent has equal human worth and dignity. All are entitled to mutual respect.  The system of discipline taught in STEP stresses this type of relationship.   The authors believe that parents should provide opportunities for children to make decisions, within limits, allowing children to be responsible for their decisions.

  • Identifying the four goals of misbehavior
  • Understanding beliefs and feelings
  • Encouraging your child and yourself
  • Reflective listening and "I" messages
  • Helping children cooperate
  • Discipline that makes sense

Course Materials:

Parents HandbookThe Parent’s Handbook
Don Dinkmeyer Sr.Gary D. McKayDon Dinkmeyer Jr.

No Drama DisciplineNo-Drama Discipline
Dr. Dan Siegel

Also recommended: 

Whole Brain ChildThe Whole Brain Child
Dr. Dan Siegel 
All books are available from Amazon.


Seven consecutive Sunday evenings 
Starting Oct 14  - 6:30 to 8:30pm

Program Center
The Universalist Church of West Hartford
433 Fern Street
West Hartford, CT

$100 for single participants; $150 per couple.
No charge for members of the Universalist Church.

To Register: 
Contact or call 860-233-3669 x111

Norma Neumann JohnsonAbout the Instructor:

Norma Neumann-Johnson of the Breakthrough Training Institute has been teaching and updating the STEP course in schools, churches, and community-based organizations for decades, utilizing her experience as a teacher, principal, and Mindfulness instructor. For more information please visit