|Wed, Oct 20 - Nov 17|
Parent Topic - Growing a Growth MindsetGrowth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed and that challenges are opportunities to grow. This class will help you begin your personal growth mindset journey as well as provide you with ways to create a home environment that will support your child’s growth mindset too! Join Kathy Matthews, Parent Educator, for this 5-week class with other parents with children birth to five. A link to the online class will be sent before class begins.
Parent Topic - Let's Talk About RaceJoin this online 5 week discussion to help increase your knowledge and comfort level talking about race with young children. Each week the discussion will be centered on a short assignment sent the week before each class. These are a combination of articles to read, podcast episodes, or a video. Class assignments should take no more than one hour each week. “Young children notice and think about race. Adults often worry that talking about race will encourage racial bias in children, but the opposite is true. Silence about race reinforces racism by letting children draw their own conclusions based on what they see. Families can play a powerful role in helping children of all ages develop positive attitudes about race and diversity and skills to promote a more just future—but only if we talk about it! (The Children’s Community School, 2018) Class links will be sent via email upon registration.
Parent Topic - Mindful ParentingMindful parenting means that you bring your conscious attention to what’s happening, instead of getting hijacked by your emotions. Managing our own emotions and behaviors is the key to teaching kids how to manage theirs. Parenting young children is hard work! Let's support each other and learn skills to be more mindful of our reactions to our children during this online 5-week discussion class.