Compassionate Discipline: Raising Secure Children (Online Course)


Compassionate Discipline: Raising Secure Children (Online Course)


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Feeling like you can’t get to your child? At your wits end with disruptive behaviour? Feel that your children don’t listen to anything you say? Wondering if there is something more effective than yelling, time-outs, or physical discipline? Feeling overwhelmed as a parent and aren’t sure what else to do? Or maybe you are just trying to look for ways to be the best parent you can be while honouring the relationship with your child.

This workshop will begin with an overview of neurological development of children and how this accounts for their struggles with emotion regulation and impulse control. A thorough overview of attachment will be covered: parents will be able to identify and comprehend their current attachment style with their child, how that impacts behaviour, and how to strengthen the attachment should their be issues with connecting.

Our Co-Founder, Tammy Schamuhn, Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist will guide parents and caregivers through effective discipline strategies that honor the relationship with their child and foster neurological development. Furthermore, they will have a better understanding of “what gets in the way” of emotional health in children, and how modern-day discipline can go very wrong with our children [and why it just doesn’t work for us long-term]. All strategies are science-informed, evidence-based, and practical for parenting children.

This workshop will empower parents to be the best version of themselves, while promoting secure attachments that nurture self-regulation, resilience, and compassion in children.


  • Identify parenting tools that foster healthy brain development [children ages 2-11]
  • Describe ways in which many current parenting strategies are developmentally inappropriate for children
  • Recognize triggers in children and how to take proactive* verses reactive approach to parenting
  • Implement a variety of strategies to cope with aggression, anger, anxiety, inattention, tantrums, whining, and emotional dysregulation
  • Understand how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and promote psychological growth

Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psychologist, R. Play Therapist, Co-Founder: Institute of Child Psychology, Executive Director: Family Counselling Centres

February 7, 14, 21, 28
7:30-9:00pm (Mountain Time)

This presentation is appropriate for parents, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

Handouts of an overview of the material for each week. A certificate will be granted after completion of this seminar.

This course will be delivered through GoToWebinar; a computer and internet connection will be required

All* classes will be recorded and sent out to participants on the following day. Each recording will be available for 30 days.

We offer subsidized tickets to those have limited income!
Please email us at info@instituteofchildpsychology.com for qualifications.

Tickets purchased within 30 days of the course start date can be refunded within 24 hours of purchase timestamp.
Tickets can be transferred to another party at any time.

Please contact our administration team for further details at info@instituteofchildpsychology.com.

11 reviews for Compassionate Discipline: Raising Secure Children (Online Course)

  1. N.H

    I took this course hopeful to learn some skills to eventually make our home happier. I set a goal today to put into practice what I learned. . .so far day one has been a success and I am looking forward to many more happy fun days with the techniques I’ve learned to be closer to my daughter. I know there will be ups and downs but I just want to say thank you so much! I have been feeling very emotional, and I can definitely see where I was going wrong. It’s one thing to get suggestions and answers but what really pulled it all together was learning how exactly my two-and-a-half-year old’s brain is working, and not working yet. We had such a good day I want to cry tears of happiness

  2. Whitney Exton-Burwash

    Tammy provided information in a way that was linear and easy to follow. Links between research, outcomes, ideas and tools were clear and logical. These things make implementing new discipline techniques and changing our parenting behaviour easier. I appreciated that everything was grounded in research and that Tammy used layman’s terms. It was easy to understand the information. I left the course with parenting and discipline tools and tactics, a better understanding of my and my child’s behaviour and ways to change both of those to better our lives. I’ve recommended this session to all of my parenting friends, and I’m so glad I took it

  3. Chantal N.

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for the course… I knew I was doing something wrong, but no matter what book I read, or doctor I spoke with, I never received proper help. You truly inspired me. You gave me my “ah ha” moment. When I got home that night, I immediately started using the techniques you taught us that day. The results were instant. It was like I could finally “see” my girl & what I wasn’t giving. . . I wish this course was recommend to everyone who has a child, or is thinking about starting a family. I believe I wouldn’t have struggled so long if I had known about you and this class. Honestly. I just can’t thank you enough for what you’ve taught me. From the bottom of my heart ….. I truly thank you

  4. Kelsey T.

    “I signed up for this seminar because there was good word of mouth on social media, and I’m so glad I did. With (an) infant and one child with ADHD, Tammy’s course hit home. Not only does her intelligence shine through in her speaking, but her maternal love for her little boy just adds to the class overall. I give Tammy a 10 for her presentation as a psychologist, but bump it up to 11 when her relatability as a mother/parent is added in. It was the perfect balance that ANYONE in that room can relate to her, in any parenting capacity. . .There’s not much that I say “changes” my life, except relationships and my children. This definitely ranks up there. Tammy’s class got to me and my husband at the core – in the best possible way. Thank you, thank you, thank you

  5. Misty Lee Sieben

    Thank you so much Tammy!! I feel excited and confident in my approach to parenting rather than feeling like I’m waiting for them to misbehave. Which is really just a call out to me! I hope to put as much passion into raising my girls as you have for teaching it to us. Looking forward to the next one!

  6. JF

    I loved so much about this course. I loved learning about how a child processes information. How their lid flips and how long it takes to come back online. I loved learning how my baggage can effect how I am raising my kids. The information on technology. I loved how Tammy shared experiences from her own life and how she showed her emotions. I just shows we are all human and make mistakes. The little clips were great and very informative. I loved it all

  7. Shallen W

    What was really positive for me was explaining the reasons behind what does and doesn’t work in terms of parenting techniques. This course was)= backed up with studies, which really convinced me that things we do are either helpful or harmful. The alternatives that maintain attachment were really helpful.

  8. Sherry Krozser

    This course had real techniques, and conveyed an understanding that we are all humans. We make mistakes but that we can all try to do better next time. It not only helped me better understand my son, but my husband as well and where he comes from at times

  9. CBP

    I was most pleased with the vast amount of information; it was all relatable and honest. I learned a lot about myself, and how I act as a wife and mother.

  10. Trina McCartney

    Thank you for your passion and commitment to this topic and all children! Great course! I want to attend them all now

  11. Amanda Cleaves

    I loved the information around why what I am doing now is not working, and what I can start to do to be a better parent and raise healthy resilient children

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