Raising children challenges us to the core but can also be immensely rewarding. Join this conversation with members of the Quaker Parenting Initiative (QPI) to explore how a uniquely Quaker approach to childrearing can help Friends frame parenting as part of their Quaker spiritual journey. At the heart of the QPI approach is a query-based method for meeting parenting challenges by operationalizing one‚Äôs deepest hopes and convictions.
Learn how the Quaker Parenting Initiative supports families and nurtures growth that is vital to the future of Quakerism. QPI is a sister organization to QREC with the common goal of supporting the spiritual development of children and their families.
Registration is required:
Tuesday, April 23, 1:00 pm ET: Register HERE
Thursday, April 25, 8:00 pm ET: Register HERE
Facilitator: Harriet Heath has facilitated Quaker parent discussion groups for over twenty-five years.
Conversation Starters will be members of the Quaker Parenting Initiative (QPI) trained leadership who have been providing parent discussion workshops for the last fifteen years. The QPI approach uses queries to guide parents as they search for the Way they feel called to nurture their individual children.
- What does Quakerism offer parents who seek to raise well-centered children in a complex world?
- How can Quaker faith and practice strengthen family life?
- How can parenting deepen one‚Äôs spiritual path?
- In what ways can the Quaker Parenting Initiative support Friends meetings as they seek to welcome and nurture families?
Quaker Parenting Initiative website: http://quakerparenting.org/
Paths to Quaker Parenting: Using Quaker Beliefs, Testimonies and Practices, Harriet Heath, editor: https://quakerbooks.org/collections/parenting/products/paths-to-quaker-parenting-3624
Answering that of God in our Children (Pendle Hill Pamphlet 315), by Harriet Heath: https://quakerbooks.org/collections/parenting/products/answering-that-of-god-in-our-children-3380
Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to be an Adult You Will Admire, by Harriet Heath and Anna Dewdney: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/810949.Using_Your_Values_to_Raise_Your_Child_to_Be_an_Adult_You_Admire
God Raising Us: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice (Pendle Hill Pamphlet 396), by Eileen Flanagan: https://quakerbooks.org/collections/parenting/products/god-raising-us-parenting-as-a-spiritual-practice-3413
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, by Traci Smith: https://quakerbooks.org/collections/parenting/products/faithful-families