A Book Club for Modern Parents
Raising Kind and Socially Responsible Children in A World That Won’t Turn Off
Nishant Mehta, head of school for The Children’s School, hosts a book club for perfectly imperfect parents who are doing their best to raise kind and socially responsible kids in today’s modern world. Join other Atlanta parents and professionals each month for an honest discussion about how to tackle tough parenting topics like: keeping your children safe on the internet; navigating social pressures at school and outside; and standing up to bullies and bullying behaviors all within a supportive group with parents who show up as their authentic selves and celebrate their imperfections!
Since 2001, Nishant has worked with parents across the United States and offered advice and strategies to busy families who are doing their best to raise kids in a world that won’t turn off.
September’s Book Selection
This month’s book selection is “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
From Amazon.com: "A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions--compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive--for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today."
Friday, Sep. 29th, 12-1pm
1315 Peachtree Street Northeast
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
About The Children’s School
Founded in 1970, The Children’s School is an independent, progressive, age 3 - grade 8 school located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Our diverse, joyful, and nurturing environment encourages risk-taking; challenges our learners to academic excellence, noble character, and emotional maturity while preparing them to make an impact on an ever-changing world.
About Museum of Design Atlanta
MODA believes that design is a creative process that can solve problems, transform lives, and make the world a better place. The museum’s exhibitions and programs exemplify this belief. Located within the Midtown Arts Corridor since 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA advances the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages. MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more. The museum also offers an extensive range of adult programs, as well as educational programs and camps for children. For more information, visit: www.museumofdesign.org or call 404-979-6455.