One topic that we discussed at the first playful parenting
workshop was how revolutionary it is for parents to slow down
and take time to reflect on being a parent, to talk about what's
great, what's difficult, and what drives us nuts. To discuss
these private feelings with other parents, and to reveal enough
about our struggles that we can get effective help from other
people who have been in the same boat. I think it is
revolutionary for us parents to get enough support for
ourselves. When we feel like someone is really listening to us,
then we can do a better job listening to our children. And we'll
have more fun together, too. Viva la Revolucion!
Are you interested in bringing Larry to your school, group,
or community for a lecture or workshop or training? Are you
teaching a parenting class based on Playful Parenting?
Please send in your success stories, playful moments,
questions, comments, and breakthroughs.
The following people have taught or are teaching parenting
classes based on Playful Parenting. If you want to teach a class
like this or you already teach one and want to compare notes,
give them (and me) a shout:
Robinson, of Family Connections in Austin, TX 512-478-5725.
Lisa Stroyan and Amy Makice, Parenting For Humanity (Fort Collins,
CO; Bloomington, IN; and vritually), email@example.com
Baldwin at The Parent Encouragement Program, Kensington, MD
Kirsten Nottleson at Hand in Hand Workshops, Austin, TX