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PSP Hunt, Gather, Parent Picnic @ 3:00pm

Hunt, Gather, Parent, Picnic! 

Inspired by Michaeleen Doucleff's proposal for TEAM parenting and Multi-Age playdates. Bring your own picnic and meet like-minded parents to build community. We can chat about ways the book has inspired us, share stories of what works…or doesn't… Or just enjoy a day in the park with our families together, playing and learning from each other.

When: Sunday, May 19th
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Prospect Park: the lawn in front of the Picnic House
Please RSVP so we know how many families to expect.

About Hunt, Gather, Parent:

The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them?

When Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff becomes a mother, she examines the studies behind modern parenting guidance and finds the evidence frustratingly limited and the conclusions often ineffective. Curious to learn about more effective parenting approaches, she visits a Maya village in the Yucatán Peninsula. There she encounters moms and dads who parent in a totally different way than we do—and raise extraordinarily kind, generous, and helpful children without yelling, nagging, or issuing timeouts. What else, Doucleff wonders, are Western parents missing out on?

In Hunt, Gather, Parent, Doucleff sets out with her three-year-old daughter in tow to learn and practice parenting strategies from families in three of the world’s most venerable communities: Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania. She sees that these cultures don’t have the same problems with children that Western parents do. Most strikingly, parents build a relationship with young children that is vastly different from the one many Western parents develop—it’s built on cooperation instead of control, trust instead of fear, and personalized needs instead of standardized development milestones.

For more information, see here.

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)

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