Parents of students in the Eanes Independent School District are being encouraged to participate in two monthly book studies designed to help improve their parenting and relating skills. The studies include Brene Brown’s, The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, and Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.
For The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, parents will meet at the Laura Bush Library the third Tuesday of each month from February to May, and the session will last from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. On February 20, the discussion will center on Cultivating Worthiness/Vulnerability. March 20 will feature Family Engagement in Creativity and Play. April 17 will focus on Practicing Gratitude. And May 15 will focus on Respect and Hard Work. The class is designed to help attendees parent “with courage, compassion, and connection” and will be coordinated by Director of Student Support Services Linda Rawlings and facilitated by Westlake High School Student Support Counselor Katie Bryant. The event is open to parents of kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
The How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk study began on January 22 and will continue until May on the fourth Monday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. at Westbank Library. The study on February 26 will focus on chapters three and four; the study on March 26 will focus on chapters five and six; the study on April 23 will focus on chapter seven and the end; and the May 15 study will provide a summary focus. The class will be facilitated by Student Support Counselor Staci Hubbard, along with parents in the community. The group is open to parents of students in grades kindergarten through twelfth “to share ideas, talk about parenting, and connect with one another.”
Contact the respective libraries for additional information.