October Caregiver Conversations

11oct11:30 am12:30 pmOctober Caregiver ConversationsGunnison Library

Event Details

Join us on Wednesday, October 11 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: “How to Talk so Kids will Listen, and Listen so Kids will Talk” by Adele Faber

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:

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to: Cope with your child’s negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment — Express your strong feelings without being hurtful — Engage your child’s willing cooperation — Set firm limits and maintain goodwill — Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline — Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise — Resolve family conflicts peacefully. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

More about the event:

Lunch is provided at each gathering. RVSP to ellen@gunnisoncountylibraries.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


Gunnison Library

1 Quartz Street, Gunnison, CO 81230