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Parent Support Series #2 – Nurturing Boys
October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for our second parent support night with BHE parent, Kirsten Nottleson. Join with other BHE parents as we learn all about nurturing boys.
Childcare will be provided – suggested donation is $5 per child
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- Paint a picture of the society our boys are being raised in and the pressure they feel to live within a restrictive and often harsh “boy code”
- How this pressure directly impacts their emotions and behavior sometimes causing them to be aggressive, have unpredictable outbursts, and not be able to “perform” well at school and at home
- Provide game-changing tools that you can use to help your boys ability to have better relationships with friends and family, pay attention, cooperate, and resolve conflicts
Kirsten Nottleson is the proud mama of two boys, 11 and 17 years old. She has been married to her husband Neal for 18 years. She has been playing and working with children, parents, caregivers, and teaching professionals since 1993. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, has facilitated 1,000s of classes, and even a couple of radio talk show gigs. She was a preschool teacher for seven years and has worked extensively with families with substance abuse issues.
Kirsten is especially proud of her Peer Education Parenting Curriculum that she helped develop and brought into 14 Texas prisons, training inmates to listen to one another to help each other heal. Her work is based on the Parenting by Connection Approach which she believes to be nothing short of Peace Movement in Action.
She is passionate about Play, Emotional Release, and Connection. She understands that parents want their children to be happy and healthy, and have good lives. She sees that most parents are working under significant stress, with insufficient support. She helps parents understand their own history, build a support network, and add playfulness to their family life in order to parent more consciously and effectively.
Kirsten LOVES teaching all kinds of workshops, especially ones that involve Play, Pillow Fights, and Wrestling.