Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday 3/19/11 with Ruth Beaglehole!

Introduction to Nonviolent Parenting: An Empathy-Based Approach to Raising Children.

Every parent and every child has experienced deep feelings of frustration and anger. You are not alone! Raising children can be very challenging!

In this gathering, we will be introduced to a philosophy of parenting based on:

• Exploring ourselves and our children through a lens of empathy and understanding.

• Teaching emotional intelligence by learning a language of feelings and needs.

• Setting respectful, clear boundaries.

• Exploring strategies and tools that will help you successfully create the parenting relationship you want with your child.

• Discussion on two paradigms of parenting (conditional and nonviolent), attachments and brain development

Ruth Beaglehole MA. is the founder and Executive Director of the Echo Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting parents and teachers to break the cycle of early family violence by learning the philosophy of nonviolent parenting. She has spent her life considering the needs of children, seeking support and nurturing for children as full human beings, using the principles of respect, healing and connection. Ruth's professional journey parallels her personal journey and has given her the empathy, courage and dedication that has fueled her groundbreaking work; creating a new paradigm of unconditional parenting that is the soul of The Echo Center.

She has been a preschool/parent educator for over 50 years. She is the author of "Mama, Listen! Raising a Child Without Violence – A Handbook for Teen Parents." She co – authored the Echo Center's Nonviolent Parenting Curriculum, co-author of "School Readiness Learning Module" of the North East Los Angles School Readiness Center and the It Takes a Community Curriculum (ITC) for the Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles. She is an Early Childhood trainer in nonviolent child-raising and ITC for parents and professionals and an active member of the leadership group of Magnolia Place Initiative, supporting the implementation of ITC and Strengthening Families Five Protective Factors.

WHEN: SATURDAY 3/19/2011

WHAT TIME: Presentation from 5pm-7pm and potluck afterwards.

WHERE: The Yogi Tree ~ 4475 Vineland Ave ~ Toluca Lake, CA 91602 ~ 818-760-0112


1. Something yummy to share for our potluck

2. Your own family's dishware & utensils (to continue to stay "green")

3. $$ for childcare services (if you will be needing this service)

**PLEASE NOTE: If you could please RSVP if you will be using the childcare services. It is highly recommended so that the parents can fully focus on the presentation and get the abundant information given to us for free. I would need to know how many children and their ages. If you do decide not to use the service and will be bringing your child and they start to get a little noisy, then we will ask you to please go into the children's room with them. We ask that you do not leave your child there without your supervision, out of respect for the parents that have already paid for this service. Thank you.

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