"The Straight Talk on Parenting" - with Vicki Hoefle
Parents these days are under a great deal of pressure to be “perfect.” From psychologists to social scientists, journalists to weekend bloggers, everyone has an opinion about the do’s and don’ts for raising healthy, well-adjusted – and let’s not forget, polite children in today’s fast-paced world. Where does this leave parents? Too often, lacking in confidence, ill equipped, and overwhelmed.
Parenting expert Vicki Hoelfe makes the bold claim that it’s time for parents to get off the perfection path and get back to the real job of parenting; to grow a grown-up. In her second book “The Straight Talk on Parenting”, Hoefle offers a no-nonsense parenting guide, drawing upon twenty-five years of experience helping parents see the big picture and sidestep what she calls the “detail drama” that too often trumps everyday life with kids.
Vicki Hoefle’s second book “The Straight Talk on Parenting” offers the confidence-boosting reminder that parenting is about practice (and a healthy dose of humor), not perfection. Parents learn more than just strategies; they learn a methodology that allows them to help their children build a strong foundation for success in adulthood. Combined with her first book “Duct Tape Parenting,” witty, straight-shooting Hoefle addresses frustrated parents everywhere who are ready to raise confident, capable children to go out in the world.
When: Tuesday, 4/14 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Stowe Elementary School
To Register: call 888-5229
“The Brain Science of Play” Presented by Puppets in Education
Play connections in the early years lay the foundation for life! Play is children’s work and is vital for learning and development…and now we have the brain science to prove it! Those who attend this free workshop will gain strategies to support children (birth to 5 years old) and learn how play relates to three important developmental skills: memory, behavior control and mental flexibility. This workshop explores how a parent’s and provider’s role is critical to a child’s development and growth as a competent and active learner. Participants will leave with a better understanding of executive functioning and how “play” ties into brain science. This workshop is hosted by the Lamoille Family Center and presented by Puppets in Education. Childcare is provided for this event!
When: Wednesday, April 29th 6:00 - 8:00
Where: Lamoille Family CenterTo Register: call 888-5229