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Raising Entitled Children

January 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

I want to pass along information on the upcoming enrollment night at TKG, Thursday January 21, (the school my Kian attends).  
Register: https://KnowingGarden.org or   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enrollment-information-night-21-jan-2016-tickets-19914295193
Many of you have heard that Kian and I both love TKG; what you may NOT know is that the idea for TKG was originally spawned by a PlaySchool mom!  One of the best things about Kian’s experience at TKG is that we were already familiar with the community, and we share the same values of compassion, non bias, and integrity.
Several of the schools Kian attended over the last 5 years gave us both the feeling that he was being programmed to “fit in.”  The implication there is that something about his authentic self was somehow in need of repair or renovation.  Attention to “fitting in” can make a person learn the “eggshell walk” at an early age.  I want ALL of my kids (and that includes my PlaySchool kids) to walk with their feet firmly on the ground.
It is a supremely beautiful and special gift to feel that I am dropping Kian off each day to be with our extended community, and to be nurtured and encouraged and challenged to be the best he can be.  TKG allows my son to retain his beautiful sensitivity; it challenges his perception of who he is in this world, and strengthens his sense of his own power and voice.  He is not shut down;  instead, he is respected and heard and made to feel entitled to have feelings, opinions, and passions: the very same way we regard the people at Riviera PlaySchool.
I intend with all of my being to raise ENTITLED people: people who feel entitled to love themselves; to be confident, compassionate, and emotionally whole people.  TKG is a seamless continuation of our approach at PlaySchool, and my approach with my children.
If you are looking for a full time kindergarten program for your child, and if you love PlaySchool, then I encourage you to take time to attend an information night.  See below for details to the next one coming up next Thursday night!
Lots of Love,
Enrollment Information Night – 21 Jan 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
@The Knowing Garden Community School
301 Ave D at PCH in Redondo Beach

The Knowing Garden Elementary School offers a collaborative and interactive approach to education. Our teacher and parent community empowers individuals to love learning, cultivate relationships, embrace nature and engage with the world as innovators and catalysts.

Register: https://KnowingGarden.org or   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enrollment-information-night-21-jan-2016-tickets-19914295193


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