‘Raising Thoughts’ is a project I am organizing with other psychologists in Valencia. It will be a meeting point for parents to meet and talk about specific ‘raising’ topics. All this guided by (child)psychologists who will introduce a topic and will be there for questions, doubts and discussions. We’d like to meet in a cafeteria in Valencia on Monday mornings. 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.
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. This is the reason 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.
This is the way it works: We meet every Monday in a cafeteria, one week we do it in English, the other week in Spanish. We announce every week before the meetup what the topic will be. You sign up in the event on meetup, so we know how many people are coming. When you arrive you pay 5 euro, which includes a drink. And that’s it!
Will you join us?