Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM.
Today’s toxic political divisions are the most severe since the Civil War. Many parents, conservative and liberal alike, are feeling anxious, stressed, and angry with people on the other political side. These negative emotions can easily spill onto children who look to parents as anchors in a troubled time. How can parents be intentional and values-based while raising children in this polarized political environment? How can we discern what is helpful—and not helpful—to say in our children’s presence about those political “Others?” How can we engage our children in conversations about public issues in ways that that are sensitive to their developmental levels?
This interactive presentation will offer a needed perspective on parenting in a turbulent time, along with practical strategies for protecting and engaging children.
Presenter: Bill Doherty, PhD, is a University of Minnesota Professor of Family Social Science and marriage and family therapist. In 2016, he co-founded Better Angels, a citizens organization uniting red and blue Americans in an effort to depolarize America. Better Angels workshops have spread to 37 states.
Childcare is available! This event is free and open to the public.