While participating in a California Network Weaver Lab, we had the opportunity to chat with Dia Penning, live from Earth Rise Retreat Center, about liberated schools and liberated discipline practices. #parentingforliberation visit us at http://www.parentingforliberation.org About Dia Penning Dia Penning is an Inclusion Facilitator, Yin Yoga Instructor, and founder of the Equity Collective. She has … Continue reading Interview with Dia Penning: Selecting a Liberated School
"White children are exposed to racism daily. If we parents don’t point it out, show how it works and teach why it is false, over time our children are more likely to accept racist messages at face value. When they see racial inequality — when the only doctors or teachers they see are white, or … Continue reading Are You Raising a Racist?
"Which begs the question: Does it make sense to impose the harshest treatments on the most challenging kids? And are we treating chronically misbehaving children as though they don't want to behave, when in many cases they simply can't?" read Mother Jones article, "What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong"
Earlier this month a video went viral of two kids (best friends) getting the same hair cut to trick their teacher. In a podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, reflected on the harm that this type of "colorblind ideology" has on Black children: "we don't have a choice but to … Continue reading Colorblindness is White Privilege and Harmful to Black Children
Founder, Trina Greene Brown, was invited as a guest speaker on Raising Race Conscious Children's first podcast. In this conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup a researcher who's work highlights colorblindness and the need to talk to young children about race, our founder shared the impact of colorblindness on Black families (@ 40:00). Click Here to listen to the … Continue reading Podcast with Raising Race Conscious Children
Parenting for Liberation is excited to partner with Mothering Justice as they launched their new training program, Mamas’ University. The course offers a holistic approach to developing women leaders. Women do not lead single issue lives and in order to build an activist mother it requires addressing all of her relationship issues. This would encompass … Continue reading Parenting for Liberation partners with Mothering Justice for Mama’s University
Parenting For Liberation is a proud co-conspirator of the "Kids and Caregivers Transform the World" track at Allied Media Conference! The Kids & Caregivers Transform the World Track is seeking proposals from parents, youth, artists, musicians, educators, childcare collectives, and beyond! Some subject areas we’d love to see covered are: body positivity, consent, anti-racism, gender, radical parenting, food … Continue reading Parenting for Liberation Co-Conspirator on the Kids and Caregivers Track at Allied Media Conference
On Black Friday, Parenting for Liberation hosted it’s first ever community of practice in Los Angeles. Nearly a dozen families were represented at the gathering. Cultivating an intergenerational community with parents with children aging from 9 months – 41 years of age. Click below to watch a highlight video of the event:
Yesterday, I went through my second-graders folder as I do daily to review his homework, and sign my initials on his daily agenda. In his folder, I'm shocked to find a copy of a form with a personal note written asking me to sign and return the form. My eyes zoom in on the checked box … Continue reading Second-Grader in Detention? Not my Son!
Parenting for Liberation is excited to share our new Story Workbook. This workbook is a compilation of stories collected from the podcast interview transcripts of Parenting for Liberation. Accompanying each story are “Liberated Parenting Strategies” and “Shift from Fear to Liberation.” Both the strategies and shifts are an invitation to parents to reflect and … Continue reading Story Workbook for Sale!