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PEP Webinar: Cultivating Racial and Cultural Awareness In Children

The Parenting Encouragement Program presents the fourth webinar in its Critical Topics In Parenting series.  This session will feature Parent Educator and Consultant, Carol Muleta, along with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Linda McGhee as they explore how awareness of race evolves in children and how parents can be intentional in shaping their outlook and instilling an appreciation for diversity.  Parents will walk with tips for creating diversity in their children’s life experiences and strategies for helping children confidently and capably navigate in diverse settings.  Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 8 PM EST.   This event is free, just register here:    https://pepparentonline.org/p/cultivating-racial-and-cultural-awareness-in-children

PEP Webinar – White Parents, Let’s Talk: Doing Our Part to End Racism

The Parenting Encouragement Program presents a timely, enlightening webinar featuring noted speaker, author, and anti-racism activist, Karen Fleshman.  She will make the case that there is a lot that white parents can do to join forces with parents raising non-white children in ending racism and promoting diversity and inclusion.  I look forward to moderating the breakout and Q & A sessions.  Join us on Monday, August 24 at 8 PM EST.  This powerful event is free, but you need to register here:  https://pepparentonline.org/p/white-parents-lets-talk.

A Conversation on Race

Amid the uproar felt across the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, I sat down with Karen Fleshman of Racy Conversations.  The discussion spanned our nation’s painful history, persistent yet unaddressed injustices toward Black Americans, and what needs to be done to heal the unleashed anguish and outrage we see today.  (Original air date:  Friday, June 12, 2020)

Guest:  Karen Fleshman, Attorney, Racial Equity Strategist, Speaker, and Author/http://www.racyconversations.com

 

Building Resilience: One Stone at a Time

When facing life’s hard knocks, we can’t always rely on external advantages like fame, wealth, or connections to help us rise to the top.  Resilience, on the other hand, can bring us back if we are willing to persevere and learn the valuable lessons setbacks can teach us.  Children can build resilience early as they tackle tough school subjects like math or push themselves to learn new skills.  Yes, resilience is invaluable as we face challenges as children and on through adulthood.

It was my pleasure to speak with Dr. Angela McIver, Founder or Trapezium Math Club and Dinner Table Math along with Carmen Daniels, President of Solutions Marketing Group and advocate for persons with disabilities.  Here’s what they had to say…  (Air Date:  June 29, 2018)

Speak to Understand: Building Bridges and Creating Community

In social settings as well as at work and school, we often struggle when relating to others that are not like us.  Often, there is fear and unease which we are hesitant to admit. Rather than show compassion and transparency, we often do and say things that are hurtful, dismissive, and even disrespectful to each other.  Joining me to talk about this are Randi Bryant, author and blogger along with Tonda Bean, educational consultant.  Let me know what you think!  (Air Date:  June 8, 2018)