Past Event

Conversation Circle: L is for Listening

March 4, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Event

Join us for a supportive conversation to explore what we need as parents in order to help our children navigate this unprecedented time. What can we realistically offer to our children that values them and their unique experiences over the course of this pandemic? With so much focus on Learning Loss, we will open the conversation by suggesting that perhaps the emphasis belongs on a different L : L for Listening. 

This workshop will be interactive, conversational, and non-judgmental—but speaking and sharing are not required.  Please feel free to attend and simply listen.
Suggested for parents of elementary-age children, kindergarten through 5th grade.

The conversation will be facilitated by Fretta Reitzes. 
Fretta Reitzes has developed innovative programming to strengthen the social/emotional experience of infants through adolescents, build community, and support parents and educators. for over 35 years.  She has been a teacher, director,  parenting educator, educational therapist, author, advisor, mentor and coach. While at the 92nd Street Y, Reitzes was the Director of the first Parenting Center in the country, the Goldman Center for Youth & Family and created OnKindness for children, educators and parents. She has co- authored three books for parents and educators, and has consulted with educational and community based programs including the Elie Wiesel Foundation, Sesame Workshop, and American Camp Association, among others.  Ms. Reitzes has an MA from the Bank Street College of Education. 

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