IWS welcomes Lea Page, author of Parenting in the Here and Now for an expanded workshop April 1 from 9am-12noon.
FREE childcare will be available!
- 9am - Welcome and Opening Song - Emily Butler, Rebecca Lesser
- 9:15 - The Will at Work - Lea Page
- 10:15 - Break
- 10:30 - Make a Chore Wheel for your Family! - Karen Lonsky
- 11:30 - Review of the Workshop - Lea Page, Karen Lonsky
- 12:00 - Close
The WIll at Work: This workshop will focus on chores, fertile ground for growing healthy will. We will dig into why, how, who, what, when, where, how much. The big picture and the gritty details. Help is on the way!
We adults often slip into thinking that talking is an adequate substitute for doing. The key to building a solid foundation for family harmony is to focus, first, on our own behavior as parents, on what we do, and specifically, what we do to create and sustain our home life. We will explore some simple strategies. From there, we can then turn to fostering healthy will in our children.
About Lea Page
As an undergraduate, Lea studied literature, experiential education and outdoorleadership. She is a former La Leche League leader and has been a mentor for parents and homeschool groups for nearly two decades. A knitter, gardener and dog-spoiler, Lea raised and homeschooled two children with her husband in rural Montana. She is the author of Parenting in the Here and Now: Realizing the Strengths You Already Have (Floris Books, 2015). Her essays and articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Krista Tippet’s On Being Blog and Parent.co, among others.