CLASS OF 2030 BOOK CLUB

Monday, May 21st, 6:00 PM

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*FOR OUR KDG PARENTS ONLY*

Hello Stonegate CO30 Parents!

Please join us for our second and final meeting of our CO30 Book Talk which will be on Monday, May 21 @ 6:00 PM


WHO: Any Kindergarten Parents from Stonegate Elementary
WHAT: A relaxed meeting to discuss Chapters 4-6 from the book “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. This book was sent home with every KDG child.
WHEN: Monday, May 21st @ 6:00 PM
WHERE: Stonegate Elementary

  • Please park in our back parking lot behind our playground
  • Enter through Door #10
  • The meeting will take place in our music room
WHY: To build connections between CO30 parents and to help deepen a positive relationship with our own children.


Drinks and snacks will be provided. Regretfully, we cannot offer childcare but please know we welcome your little ones to tag-along with you! While RSVP is not required for this event, it would help us greatly to plan the number of seats to set up. Please click here to RSVP. Thank you!

CO30 Book Club Questions

“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen…” – Part 2

CHAPTER 4: ENCOURAGING AUTONOMY


  • The authors discussed how some parents might feel uncomfortable giving a child two choices, because it’s “a forced choice that isn’t much of a choice at all and becomes just another way to box a child in.” Did anyone else feel this way? Have you ever asked your children to come up with their own solution?


  • How old do you think children need to be for encouraging them to use outside sources to be age-appropriate?

  • How do you keep from taking away hope, but also give your child some sense of reality? Is it possible to help them understand that walking on the moon might not be very likely without crushing their spirit? How do you balance those?

CHAPTER 5: PRAISE

  • What is your relationship with praise? Does doubt, denial, anxiety, and fear ever creep up when you are praised?

  • Were you surprised by the ways that phrases like “I knew you could do it” and “I’m proud of you” can be interpreted? How do those responses turn the focus from the person you’re praising onto you?

CHAPTER 6: FREEING CHILDREN FROM PLAYING ROLES

  • The authors made the suggestion of being a storehouse for your child’s special moments. How do you do this? Do you keep notes, take pictures, make photo albums?

  • What traits do you see in yourself because of the way your parents treated you or talked about you?

  • Do you feel like you treat your children in particular ways based on their birth order? How do you deal with this?

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