Parent Talk: May 26 – Awakening the Parent

As parents, we want our children to grow up to be strong, resilient, loving and healthy. We wish truth, beauty and goodness to befall them. We also hope they will have the strength and courage as well wonder and reverence to meet what life brings their way. In our times, we are asked to consciously carry these ideals and qualities into our parenting. We can set intentions and resolve to bring what our children need when they need it. We can actively work to provide them with a sound basis into the future. In this workshop, we will learn about the developing child, explore our personal experiences through biographical exercises and art processes and find means of support for the parenting journey ahead.

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Time: Registration ~ 8:15am – 8:45am
Program ~ 9am – 5pm
Location:  Wawanosh Valley Conservation Education Centre
38854 Nature Centre Road
Blyth, Ontario

Registration Fee: by May 20 – $50
(cash or cheque)
after May 20 – $65

Morning/afternoon snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch and comfortable walking shoes for an short, easy outdoor hike (weather permitting).

To register and for more information please contact:

Marg Beard, Box 1476
Wingham, Ontario N0G 2W
Please make cheques payable to Kallias

Workshop Presenters:

Marg Beard – Marg lives in Wingham with her husband Phil. They home-schooled their three now university aged children and co-founded Rosewood – a Waldorf-inspired homeschooling group. Marg is presently an education consultant, remedial support teacher and outdoor educator working in one on one or group setting as well as with Waldorf, public and alternative schools. She is a faculty member of Chiron, providing workshops for Waldorf parents and teachers; Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto Foundation Studies Distance Education Program mentor (homeschooling/parenting stream); graduate of the Healing Education and Remedial Training program (Toronto) and an outdoor educator with the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority.

Kathy Grant – Kathy Grant works individually and with groups in adult development through therapeutic art process and biographical work. She has a diploma in Art in the Healing and Social Fields, degrees in environmental studies and teaching, and is a graduate of the professional development program Biography and Social Art. Over the years, Kathy has taught in many settings including Waldorf, public and alternative schools; outdoor education centres; and in rural and urban centres as an environmental educator.