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Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9
Phone: 403-287-1868 | Fax: 403-287-3414



Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm


Tickets Available at HERE

$25 Friday Evening Presentation 

$45 Friday Evening Presentation & Saturday Morning Workshop 


The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Calm and Firm Guidance

– Set loving limits that work for children, tweens & teens 
– Use do-able strategies
– Discipline that connects

A parent’s journey is filled with both precious moments and difficult situations.

Our sense of how we are doing is often determined by the way in which we respond to the flashpoints of parenting. These moments will either refine or consume us.

Parenting and discipline styles have changed over the years yet often these influences flow into our family and classroom life today. It is so revealing to explore discipline styles past and present, from the old blind obedience to behavior modifications based on punishment and reward or even to our present day behavior affirmation, often expressed as the good job culture.

While these tools have their place, this presentation will set out three cumulative discipline phases. Firstly, training creative compliance for the young child, secondly, building emotional skills for the elementary age, and lastly, for the teenager, managing critical choices.

Because so many of our parenting and teaching challenges occur naturally as part of child development it is possible to anticipate these difficulties and to prepare for them in advance. For discipline to be effective it must always begin with preventive discipline. This presentation will provide a developmental roadmap to help parents and educators establish the kind of discipline that is both nurturing and effective.



Renowned speaker and #1 Best Selling Author of Simplicity Parenting© and The Soul of Discipline. Kim John Payne offers do-able ways to realize the hopes and values we all have for ourselves, and build deep connections with our children that gives families resiliency and simple joy.

Kim John Payne is an Australian who has, for 30 years, worked throughout the world as a counselor, consultant/researcher and educator of both children and adults.  He has been helping children, adolescents and families explore issues such as social difficulties with siblings and classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, and a range of emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem. He regularly gives key note addresses at international conferences for educators, parents and therapists and runs workshops and training’s around the world. He is faculty at Antioch University New England. His has been featured in Time Magazine, Parenting Magazine, LA and NY Times and is a regular guest on NPR, BBC, ABC, NBC & CBS television.

Note, with the exception of babes in arms, this presentation and workshop is for adults only.

Kim John Payne will be signing copies of his books for a half hour before both the Presentation and Workshop.

Waldorf-inspired toys, books and supplies will be available for purchase from our Pixie Hut school store.

For more information please email 

Visit and to learn more about his work.

*Please note this event will not follow our regular Gateways Conference programming.*