"I secretly believed that sibling rivalry was something that happend to other people's children. Somewhere in my brain lay the smug thought that I could outsmart the green-eyed monster by never doing any of the obvious things that all the other parents did to make their kids jealous of each other. I'd never compare, never take sides, never play favorites. If both boys knew they were loved equally, there might be a little squabble now and then, but what would they really have to fight about?
Whatever it was they found it."
PARENTING SIBLINGS with MELODY ELDER M.A. Ed. of Awakened Heart Parenting
Tuesday, July 19th, 7pm-9pm
Feeling a little challenged (OK, FRUSTRATED) by sibling relationships?! We invite you to join Melody Elder, Parenting Support and Coach for a Parenting Workshop focused on the following topics:
- Introducing the new sibling
- Relationship building between siblings
- Sibling rivalry: what is the role of parents in children's conflicts
- Dealing with age and skill differences--younger child/older child
- Parental expectations
For Additional Information, visit http://www.awakenedheartparenting.com The quote referenced above is from Faber & Mazlish's Siblings Without Rivalry.
This workshop is in cooperation with The Knowing Garden Elementary School: THE KNOWING GARDEN is a community Elementary school for the
children and families of the Greater South Bay area. Slated to open
this September, our school supports the development of the whole child
through constructivist philosophy and the understanding that
humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their
experiences and their ideas. We believe that a project-rich curriculum anchored in academics, hands-on experience and social plus emotional development will prepare our students to be critical thinkers who become lifelong learners and active contributors to the global community.
With credentialed teachers, utilizing principles of democratic
education, low-ratios and developmentally appropriate guidelines, our
learning plans will be generated in partnership with each child. Our
students, from diverse backgrounds, become part of a greater community
that values respect, mindfulness, creative expression, confidence, risk-taking, and concern for the Earth. THE KNOWING GARDEN is a non-profit private school with a public purpose. www.knowinggarden.org
When & Where
The Knowing Garden Community School
THE KNOWING GARDEN is a community Elementary school in the South Bay. Currently located at St.Andrew's Church in Redondo Beach, our school recognizes humans as natural learners and respects students' rights to collaboration, choice and play. We believe that a project-rich curriculum facilitated by hands-on learning and real-life experiences will prepare our students to be critical thinkers who become lifelong learners and active contributors to the global community. With credentialed teachers, parent participation and low-ratios, our learning plans emerge in partnership with students and families. Our students and family form a community that values respect, mindfulness, critical thinking, confidence and concern for the Earth. THE KNOWING GARDEN is a not-for-profit school with a public purpose. A 501(c)3 Organization.