Raising Liberated People – Exploring Our Fears & Concerns RECAP

We had our first Lunch & Learn Workshop last week. Although attendance was fairly low, the conversation was still helpful. I enjoy getting together with our close knit (small) community to discuss these topics. They usually help me find solutions to most of the parenting issues I have. Hopefully, you will join us, if you haven’t had the chance to.

Here’s some details about the event and the handout that was given. We can take this opportunity to discuss this further online with those who were unable to join us.


EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Enjoy some lunch as we discuss ways to talk to our children about every day topics. We will begin by interacting with the children through a story and activity.

This Session we will focus on exploring our own fears and concerns related to raising (or parenting) our children.

What is your greatest obstacle or challenge?

What is the most common doubt (or question) that continues to come up?

What exactly does liberation mean?

How does it apply today?

Is it possible?

We all have so many questions and we will take this time to explore them together. This journey feels much more achievable when you are surrounded with the right support and encouragement.

Attendance and participation is key to the success and growth of our community.

*Our events center the voices of families of color and children. If you are unsure of your stance on our sensitive topics, you are welcome to join us, but we encourage you come to listen and learn and not take up space during our sessions. Any questions or concerns you may have can be brought up outside of our allotted time. Disruptors will be asked to leave.


HANDOUT:

Children’s Corner

Book: Ada Twist Scientist

Activity Packet:   Maze, Thinking Chair, Finger Puppets, Science Fun!

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

― Frederick Douglass

Discussion: Exploring Our Fears

What is Liberation?

definitions:

lib·er·at·ed
ˈlibəˌrādəd/
adjective
1. (of a person) showing freedom from social conventions or traditional ideas, especially with regard to sexual roles.

~ Freed from imprisonment, slavery, or enemy occupation

Liberate – to free from domination by a foreign power

 

Exploring Liberation or Free Thinking:

What is your greatest fear?

How have you addressed that fear? Or dealt with it?

How do you feel it effects/affects your parenting?

Do others’ fears play a role in your decisions?

How do you think they impact your children?

 

Suggestions:

How to Talk so your Kids Listen, and Listen so your Kids Will Talk

Raising a Self-Reliant Child

Spare the Kids

IEP Rights and Obligations of Parents – http://www.iep.utm.edu/parentri/#SH3a

Fare of the Free Child podcast

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Free Child Project

Youth liberation can happen in several ways:

 

  • Liberation of Mind: Actively encouraging, engaging, empowering and allowing children and youth to think what they want, how they want, when they want and where they want;
  • Liberation of Place: Allowing young people of any ages to traverse society where they want, whether it’s for public, democratic reasons or private, personal reasons;
  • Liberation of Action: Empowering children and youth with the freedom of movement, freedom of motion and freedom of activities that adults are allowed within the constraints of the law;
  • Liberation of Spirit: Providing young people with the understandings, knowledge, ideas and abilities to be who they are, how they are no matter when they choose or where they are.

on Youth Liberation

 

We tried to focus on the questions, as the kids did the activities. Here they are again. I will share them individually in our closed Facebook group to discuss. Or you can use our discussion board, if you would like to explore these question in private on our website.

What is your greatest fear?

How have you addressed that fear? Or dealt with it?

How do you feel it effects/affects your parenting?

Do others’ fears play a role in your decisions?

How do you think they impact your children?

Lunch & Learn – Raising Liberated People

Enjoy some lunch as we discuss ways to talk to our children about every day topics. We will begin by interacting with the children through stories and an activity.
 
*Our events center the voices of families of color and children. If you are unsure of your stance on our sensitive topics, you are welcome to join us, but we encourage you come to listen and learn and not take up space during our sessions. Any questions or concerns you may have can be brought up outside of our allotted time. Disruptors will be asked to leave.