November Caregiver Conversations
Join us on Wednesday, November 8 from 11:30am-12:30 pm at the Gunnison Library for this month’s gathering. Caregiver Conversations are monthly book discussions about raising children, facilitated by Louise Perry,
Join us on Wednesday, November 8 from 11:30am-12:30 pm at the Gunnison Library for this month’s gathering. Caregiver Conversations are monthly book discussions about raising children, facilitated by Louise Perry, MSW.
Read & discuss: “The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read: (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)” by Phillipa Perry
About the facilitator:
Louise Perry has worked with new families for more than 13 years in the Gunnison Valley, providing support as a birth doula, birth educator, support group facilitator, and currently as a licensed social worker providing psychotherapy to new mothers in partnership with The Family Birth Center at Gunnison Valley Health. As the Caregiver Conversations facilitator, Louise hopes to provide a supportive space to engage in deeply important and lively discussions about guiding and nurturing our children in modern society.
About the book:
This book is about how we have relationships with our children, what gets in the way of a good connection and what can enhance it
The most influential relationships are between parents and children. Yet for so many families, these relationships go can wrong and it may be difficult to get back on track.
In The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad that You Did), renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry shows how strong and loving bonds are made with your children and how such attachments give a better chance of good mental health, in childhood and beyond.
She’ll help you to:
– Understand how your own upbringing may be impacting upon your parenting style
– Contain, express, accept and validate your own and your child’s feelings
– Understand that all behaviour is communication
– Break negative cycles and patterns
– Accept that you will make mistakes and what to do about them
Almost every parent loves their children, but by following the refreshing, sage and sane advice and steps in this book you will also find yourselves liking one another too.
More about the event:
Lunch is provided at each gathering. RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free copies of the month’s book selection are available to check out at the Gunnison Library. Participants are encouraged to attend even if they are unable to read the whole book. Conversations are centered around exploring ideas, learning new approaches to caregiving, and connecting with others. Free and open to all.
(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
1 Quartz Street, Gunnison, CO 81230