Workshop: Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids

What: A workshop for parents, caregivers and teachers of children 0 to 5 years old.

When: Feb. 26, 2011. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.; Workshop runs 9 a.m. to noon. Note: Please submit registration form by Tuesday (Feb. 22). 

Where: Sequoia Middle School’s McLaughlin Auditorium, 1805 Sequoia St., Redding

Cost: $12, includes presenter’s book: “Taking Childhood Back: A Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids.”

This 3-hour workshop will cover information on:

— The ways that childhood has changed in just one generation

— Importance of play and its value for healthy development

— How to build positive relationships with children

Nancy Carlsson-Paige is a professor of early childhood education at Lesley University, where she has taught teachers for more than 30 years. Since the mid-1980’s, Nancy has written and spoken extensively about the impact of violence, especially in the media, on children’s lives and social development, and how children learn the skills for caring relationships and positive conflict resolution.

Nancy is the author or co-author of five books and has written numerous articles on media violence, conflict resolution, peaceable classrooms and global education. Her most recent book is called “Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids.” Nancy is an advocate for policies and practices that promote children’s well being and encourage skills and attitudes that further peace and nonviolence.

“Taking Back Childhood brims with practical advice for the challenges parents face today. Nancy Carlsson-Paige speaks with emotional wisdom.” –Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence.”

Presented by the Redding Cooperative Preschool and funded by First 5 Shasta. For questions, call: (530) 241-4355.

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