Join us for Rest, Play, Grow – a book discussion group starting on Jan. 14. at 6 p.m.
Rest, Play, Grow is grounded in the integrated, attachment-based and developmental approach to making sense of kids created by Gordon Neufeld.
Participants will read two chapters of Rest, Play, Grow by Debra Macnamara during the week and then come together to share insights, questions, and experiences. In case a participant is not able to do the reading, there will be a review of the material at the beginning of each meeting.
Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One)
Based on the work of one of the world’s foremost child development experts, Rest, Play, Grow offers a road map to making sense of young children, and is what every toddler, preschooler, and kindergartner wishes we understood about them. Baffling and beloved, with the capacity to go from joy to frustration in seconds, young children are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet.
Chapters (topics covered):
-How Adults Grow Young Children up
-The Preschooler Personality: Part beauty, part beast
-Preserving Play: Defending childhood in a digital world
-Hungry for Connection: Why relationship matters
-Who’s in Charge? The dance of attachment
-Feelings and Hurts: Keeping children’s hearts soft
-Tears and Tantrums: Understanding frustration and aggression
-Alarmed by Disconnection: Bedtime, separation, and anxiety
-“You’re Not the Boss of Me”: Understanding resistance and opposition
-Discipline for the Immature: Buying time for the child to grow up
-How Young Children Grow Adults Up
Discussions are facilitated by Michelle Moger and CASASC therapists.
Rest, Play, Grow runs for 6 weeks.
Find out more info and/or to reserve your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-340-1124.