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March 7 Book Talk Explores The Parents We Mean To Be
Posted 02/27/2019 03:33PM

Pictured: Carolina Day School educators Kim Broshar (Lower School Principal); Barb King (Lower School Counselor), and Peter Sullivan (Lower School Assistant Principal)

March 7 Book Talk Explores “The Parents We Mean To Be”

Carolina Day School educators lead a discussion at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe of parenting book by Harvard child and family psychologist Richard Weissbourd

If there’s one thing parents agree on, it’s that parenting is complicated. From pregnancy onward, it means navigating a mind-boggling array of contradictory advice on just about everything. Is it any wonder that the most well-intentioned of us might lose sight of the parents we intended to be when we first welcomed our tiny person into the world? Are our confused priorities undermining our children’s emotional development? What do we do?

On March 7, a panel of Carolina Day School (CDS) educators will host a community discussion at Malaprop’s of a book that aims to tackle these concerns. The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development was written by Richard Weissbourd, a child and family psychologist on the faculty of Harvard's School of Education and Kennedy School of Government.

Weissbourd argues incisively that parents—not peers or television—are the primary shapers of their children's moral lives. Weissbourd's ultimately compassionate message is that the intense, crisis-filled, and profoundly joyous process of raising a child can be a powerful force for parents' moral development. The community is invited to join CDS panelists Kim Broshar, Lower School Principal; Peter Sullivan, Lower School Assistant Principal; and Barb King, CDS Lower School Counselor for a compassionate exploration of the author’s viewpoint and the book’s subject matter.

The book talk takes place Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC. Malaprop’s is offering 10% off the featured book all the way up to the event. 

This event is part of a series of book discussions in partnership with Carolina Day School and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe about children, parenting, education, and related topics led by faculty and staff of CDS.

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