Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands


How to talk…and listen…part 3!

Author Sarah Ahrens, Written Jan 14, 2013

Tags: , , , , ,

Here is a third and final teaser for the How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk adult faith development series set to begin Wednesday January 23, 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of 123 E. Cliff St.  The book and workbook are available to purchase ($15 + $5) or borrow, participants get first dibs, extras for those who just want to read independently.

Missy Staples, class facilitator, shares more on her experience as a participant and facilitator for the series…

“I am looking forward to facilitating the How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk workshop this month. The workshop focuses on specific skills that result in a positive approach to the often emotionally-charged process of parenting. I first participated in the workshop when my children were in preschool. I was excited to find a parenting guide that fit with my philosophy on child-rearing and had practical guides for putting the philosophy into practice. Over the next several years I was lucky enough to be able to repeat the workshop a few more times with different groups. Each time I learned something new and became more comfortable with the communication skills involved. I also appreciated how these skills could be applied not just to parenting but to any interaction where being authentic and respecting the other person mattered: my partner, other family members, and colleagues. I am excited to have an opportunity to refresh my skills and introduce others to a workshop that was so helpful for me.”

Hope to see you there!  And even if you can’t participate this time, please let me know so I can keep an “interest list” for future reference- with enough enthusiasm we can do it again!