GROW-A Learning Workshop for Parents
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About The Event
Our role as a parent is influenced by how we grew up, our own past experiences, beliefs, and unrealistic expectations. This workshop aims at exploring ‘here and now’ strategies to build relationships that offer a balance of nurture and structure to children. This is an invitation to move away from the idea of ‘parenting’ as another job but embracing the role of a parent as one that involves love that goes with caring for children.
· The Past: Explore personal beliefs and behaviors that impact how we parent
· The Present: Balance between nurture and structure
· The Future - Positive roles to choose from
“Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness. For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.” ― Kahlil Gibran