Parenting Workshop

Khalsa Montessori School is excited to partner with Martha Portilla of Mindful Parenting again this Fall. For the past five years, Khalsa School has offered these workshops to current parents with the aim of supporting an effective home-school partnership in a Montessori culture.

KMS will offer two workshops designed to equip you with new tools and ideas to tackle the challenges all parents face. The workshop materials are consistent with Khalsa’s Montessori philosophy and designed to help you learn effective discipline techniques, powerful communication strategies, tools to diffuse power struggles and creative ideas for encouraging responsibility and independence. These workshops are an excellent way to create consistency between school and home environments!

Past participants tell us they valued these tools and ideas for the formative years of parenting and found Martha’s coaching style to be very respectful and supportive.

In an effort to offer these workshops to as many families as possible, the school is subsidizing a portion of the registration fees to support parents in raising respectful, compassionate, and responsible adults. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  


The Positive Discipline Workshop is designed for parents of children ages 0-4 years. This four week class meets Thursdays, September 6th – September 27th, from 5:30-7:30pm. Click here to read more about this workshop.

The Active Parenting Workshop is designed for parents of children ages 5-12 years. This six week class meets on Wednesdays, September 5th, 12th, 26th, October 10th, 24th, and November 7th, from 5:30-7:30pm. Click here to read more about this workshop.

Three Easy Ways to Register:

  1. Complete your registration form and make payment in the school office.
  2. Mail your registration form and payment (made out to KMES) to:
    Khalsa Montessori School
    2536 North Third St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
  3. Stop by our school office to complete your registration form and make payment.

The registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 23rd, 2018!


Martha Portilla – Mindful Parenting

Martha Portilla

Martha Portilla is the mother of three young adults. She was a Montessori teacher for 18 years, and is a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and Active Parenting Trainer. For the past six years she has been supporting parents through workshops and coaching sessions in person and/or via Skype.

To access some valuable free parenting tips, you may visit her Facebook page: Mindful Parenting, LLC