Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Event Listing: “A Community Discussion on Raising Boys”

The following event listing was submitted by Wellspring Health Collective to Essex County Place:

“A Community Discussion on Raising Boys”

All parents want to raise happy, healthy and emotionally connected boys.  As our culture bombards us with messages and stories about who boys are: emotionally void, distracted and sexually aggressive, we parents aspire to raise sons that are so much more.  This event is  the first in a series of discussions focused on how a community can collectively support boys and help them best develop their authentic and compassionate selves. The discussion will also cover the notion of today’s masculinity.  

Topics to be discussed include:

How do we foster empathy, connection and friendship with and among boys?

How do we raise boys to have a healthy relationship to partners and sexuality?

How boys suffer from gender oppression and what we can do?

How do we create a community of parents with similar values around sexuality and
violence so that each family isn’t working alone.

The discussion will be facilitated by Laura Booker, psychotherapist and gender and sexuality expert.

Thursday, March 12

Wellspring Health Collective
697 Valley Street
Maplewood, NJ

$5 suggested donation. No RSVP required.
Contact for additional information.