Jane Nelsen

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Jane Nelsen (née Wood)[1] is a licensed marriage, family, and child counselor in South Jordan, Utah and San Clemente, California. She is the author or coauthor of many books on child discipline, including the Positive Discipline series, and has also developed training workshops to complement her ideas. She has appeared on Oprah and Sally Jessy Raphael.

In 1969 she received a Bachelor of Science in child development and family relations from Brigham Young University[1] and, in 1979, a Doctor of Education from the University of San Francisco. She is the mother of seven children.



  • Positive Discipline
  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World
  • From Here to Serenity, Four Principles for Understanding Who You Really Are
  • Positive Time Out and Fifty Other Ways to Avoid Power Struggles
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers
  • Positive Discipline in the Classroom
  • Positive Discipline A-Z
  • Positive Discipline for Single Parents
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
  • Positive Discipline The First Three Years
  • Positive Discipline for Your Step Family
  • Parents Who Love Too Much
  • Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery
  • Positive Discipline: A Teacher's A-Z Guide
  • Positive Discipline for Christian Families
  • Positive Discipline for Child Care Providers
  • Positive Discipline for Working Parents


  • Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (a general process that also can focus on specific groups)
  • Building a Positive Workplace: Empowering People for Increased Productivity
  • Positive Discipline in the Classroom


  1. ^ a b "BYU Alumni Directory". BYU. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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