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August 30, 2006

Free Parenting Workshop at Sept. 11th "Camp Democracy" Event

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Thanks to local parent-child advocate Ryan McAllister for sharing this announcement:

On the 100th anniversary of Ghandi's oft-quoted speech, "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World," the upcoming Camp Democracy event in DC will feature a 90-minute workshop on "Parenting for Social Change."

The workshop takes place on September 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Sts. (between the Judiciary Square and L'Enfant Plaza metro stations). It is FREE and open to the public.

Ryan writes: "In the 'Parenting for Social Change' workshop, we will practice skills and perspectives for relating with children with joy, presence, mindfulness, respect, and in ways that support everyone's creativity, independence, and interdependence. Through discussion and exercises, audience interest will guide the foci, which typically include: Handling tantrums and other uncomfortable parenting experiences in ways that promote healthy, non-violent relationships with children. . . Need-centered awareness. . .and supporting the natural needs for peace and equality that children and parents have."

Posted by Sarah at 9:49 AM.