As already announced before together with other psychologists we’re starting a new little project: Raising Thoughts. The idea of this project is to create a meeting point for parents to meet and talk about specific ‘raising’ topics.
Why do we do this? Being a parent is a lot of fun, but it isn’t always easy. In the rush of everyday life sometimes you forget to think about the way you are raising your child. And we all come across questions we don’t know exactly how to deal with. You can talk with friends and family about it, but sometimes they aren’t nearby or sometimes you don’t want their advice. Especially being an expat it can be difficult sometimes. As well we do believe prevention is better than curing. So that’s why we organize this. We would like to create an atmosphere where we can think and talk together about specific topics and how to deal with them. We would like it to be an open and respectful conversation. We can share our experiences and help each other. All this guided by (child)psychologists who will introduce a topic and will be there for questions, doubts and discussions.
We like to meet in a cafeteria in Valencia on Monday mornings, one week we do it in English, the other week in Spanish. We propose every week a topic (ideas are welcome of course) and we prepare an introduction. After the introduction we continue talking about it together in a relaxed atmosphere while we’re drinking a coffee. In the end we will give a short summary of the morning.
You can sign up in the event on meetup/facebook or by contacting me, so we know how many people are coming. When you arrive you pay 5 euro, which includes a drink. And that’s it!
The first topic will be: social media and raising your child
Will you join us?