Parent Book Club

The cover of the book How to Talk to Your Kids so they will listen and how to listen so they will talkYou are invited to our first KCDSB Parent Book Club! Wait! Don’t stop reading this yet!

The book: “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

It’s an easy read and has been helping parents for over 30 years.

If you are a parent of a child attending one of our schools, any age, then this is an invitation for you! We all struggle at times with parenting. This book offers tried and true approaches that make parenting easier, if we are willing to try some strategies. We hope to create a safe place for parents to gather once a month to discuss parenting challenges and celebrate success.

But I don’t like reading… well, we will have the book available in three formats for you to choose from: a printed copy, an ebook, or an audio book.

But I don’t have time to read…well, we will also do a quick review of each chapter before we talk about it so that you won’t miss anything, and then if you want more information you can go back and scan through the chapters that interest you.

That sounds awesome but I have kids, and we need dinner…well, we will provide dinner and childcare for those who register for the Book Club.

But I probably can’t make it to all of them, we are busy…well, each chapter will be presented as a standalone session as well. If you need to skip a session, no problem, join in again when you can.

Each month we will look at one chapter and have time to discuss things that we have tried or difficulties we are experiencing. We will have a chance to learn from each other and try new things.

St John’s School for those in Red Lake.
We will announce the venue for those in Kenora.

We will be together on Zoom for a short presentation on the chapter and then have time to discuss the chapter in person.

5:30pm – Dinner is Served
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Brief Presentation, Break and Discussion

This is hosted by the KCDSB Mental Health Team, so there will be a familiar face. We will all be in it together!

There are 7 Chapters in the book so mark your calendars!
October 26th – Helping Children Deal with their Feelings
November 30th – Engaging Cooperation
January 25th – Alternatives to Punishment
February 23rd – Encouraging Autonomy
March 30th – Praise
April 27th – Freeing Children from Playing Roles
May 25th – Putting it all Together

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Not ready to commit to the whole book club? We will put out invitations ahead of each evening and you are invited to join us for that one session. We might not have a book for you, but there will be lots of resources, and information.

Do you have questions? Contact Sue Devlin ([email protected] or phone
807-468-9851), Natasha Tsevende ([email protected]) or Jillian Williams ([email protected]).
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