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And Now for some Good News!
Dr. Saliha Bava and I believe there is a powerful solution to grow our children’s emotional literacy. We can do this by talking and playing with our children and listening carefully to what they have to say. Through this simple, mindful practice, we can help them grow their emotional literacy and change the world for the better.
Our program called “The Forever Book” does not seek to present a one size fits all set of steps or techniques. The Forever Book is instead designed to spark a lifelong conversation between parent and child. Each family’s conversation will be distinct and like no other. And the best part? This process of being in conversation with our children will give us the rich and rewarding relationships that we long for as parents, because our children will feel seen and heard and held, and so will we.
Growing our children’s emotional literacy is a gift that will last a lifetime. What’s more, it will echo down generations to come. When we help our children grow their emotional literacy, they are better able to manage conflict, grow self-confidence, and engage others’ points of view. And as they grow up, they will have the skills needed to build lasting and satisfying relationships and communities both in their professional and personal lives.
Many of us are already doing this work on different levels with our children, creating change and growth in little and big ways every day. But, if you feel you would like to be more mindful about how you encourage the growth of emotional literacy; if you’re feeling stuck and would like new ideas about how to go forward with your kids, join us for our online workshop! You can also join our mailing list at the Remaking Manhood page on Facebook. In exchange, we’ll send you a free white paper with ideas to help you grow your children’s emotional literacy.
Our children need simple consistent play and encouragement to discover for themselves their powerful emotional capacities. We have a range of theoretical frameworks, strategies, and games from which parents can design and grow the practices that fit best for their families.
It’s up to us to walk with our children through their emotional landscapes, a place which exists not only inside them but in the powerful relational spaces between them and others. Like any complex skill set, our kids can acquire these capabilities in layered and nuanced ways over time. There is no single end goal here. It is a lifelong process but it is one that will provide vast rewards.
If you would like to know more about our upcoming workshops on emotional literacy for our sons and daughters, please come to RemakingManhood and leave your email address. And thanks!
You can join our August 30th workshop here. You’ll need to become a Good Men Project Premium Member in order to attend. ($20 a year) After which, you’ll get a whole year of unlimited workshops and benefits. Click here to register the Growing Our Kid’s Emotional Literacy workshop on August 30, at 8PM EST. We look forward to the conversation!
— Mark Greene (@RemakingManhood) April 5, 2016
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