Parenting Matters Lectures

Parenting Matters Workshops

There are so many things to keep in mind as parents and care givers…
Take some time and dig deeper into some of the issues that we have to grapple with as we raise our children with nonviolence.

$50 per session or all four sessions for discounted price of $175!
All sessions include child care (you must RSVP for a space in our childcare).

Taking place at Echo Park United Methodist Church (1226 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA  90026).

SIBLING – Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11am – 1pm
“Why don’t my kids ever get along?  They’re fighting all the time!  What am I doing wrong?”  If this sounds familiar, then this workshop is for you!  The sibling relationship is one of the first to develop and also, sometimes, the most challenging.  In this workshop we’ll examine how siblings learn about (and practice having) relationships and explore tools to help your children communicate and relate.
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RAISING BOYS – Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11am – 1pmThe adage “boys will be boys” allows us to neglect our responsibility to teach boys how to solve problems peacefully. Helping boys develop their emotional intelligence can diminish the association of violence with masculinity, and increase their capacity to love. 

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RAISING GIRLS – Saturday, May 17, 2014 (11am – 1pm)
From a very young age, girls are inundated with messages that they should “act like a lady” at the expense of their own unique selves.  Helping to empower girls to be authentic, feeling, thinking people who are confident and loving means developing and expanding our own ideas about gender and power.
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LIMIT SETTING  – Tuesday, May 27, 2014 (7pm – 9pm)
Limit setting can be tricky for many parents.  We have so many things to consider and juggle – our children’s needs and wants, our needs and wants, brain development, what’s going on in their daily lives, siblings (and the list goes on).  It can sometimes be overwhelming!  Join Ruth to look at ways for us to bring limits while ensuring children to have a voice in their daily lives  and we all stay regulated and connected.
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