The wisdom is in the room.
I sense it often when I facilitate Play Shoppes and other parent activities . I feel it when I talk to a parent on a warm- line call and when parents sit and talk to me during a one-on-one parent coaching session.
I believe it when I listen and observe the love and caring and responsibility that each of these parents hold for their families. I know it when I hear their story – some stories a struggle requiring great fortitude – some stories easier but no less of a concern to the parent holding it in their heart.
And when these stories are shared, when these concerns blend, when answers and new ideas are caught not necessarily taught, then we can be sure the wisdom is in the room.
I liken it to one of my favorite poems from childhood by Christina Rossetti.
Who has seen the wind
neither I nor you
But when the leaves hang trembling
the wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
neither you nor I
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.
Recognizing the beauty and the significance of parents sharing their ideas, their stories with one another, The Parenting Place is offering A Parent Cafe – The Wisdom is in the Room – on Thursday, February 5th from 5-7:00 PM. The Parent Cafe is a unique co-learning and sharing experience that changes the lives of children through conversations that matter.
Parents share a meal, talk about questions that are meaningful to them, listen to each other, their thoughts, their differences, their connections.
If you would like to be a part of The Parent Cafe at The Parenting Place, don’t hesitate to call Fran at 784-8125, ext. 216 to register.
The wisdom is in the room. Experience it.