To parent or teach mindfully means that we commit to being aware of our own thoughts, beliefs and actions and parent and teach from facts; who we are, who our children are, and from our values. As a result of removing fear and fantasy from our parenting and teaching we become more able to accurately, lovingly guide, empower, and protect our children. This workshop will offer you tools and questions so that you may mindfully, responsively, respectfully, be in the presence of children. In doing so, we change the world!
*Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002. Darcy has over 25 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 19 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices. She is an active member of and presenter for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Darcy holds a graduate degree in early childhood development. (firstname.lastname@example.org)