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Parenting: Protecting and Empowering Children: 90 Min. Conversation w/ Optional 30 Min. Q&A with Hosts!

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

7:00 PM EASTERN / 4:00 PM PACIFIC (adjust for your time zone)

For the past few generations, Americans have been told to worry about “Stranger Danger,” the idea that mean people are roaming the streets, the malls, and even the aisles of the grocery store ready to snatch, hurt, and traffic children. The crime rate has plummeted since the early ‘90s, but fear for the safety of children has not. Instead, we have seen ever-increasing supervision of our children. Adult supervision has become so expected that parents can find themselves torn between upholding new social norms regarding supervision or feeling like they are unfit or negligent parents because they favor giving their children more freedom. Where do we draw the line between protecting our children and supporting their independence?

HERE is the conversation guide.  Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2.

FAQ’s

Is there a fee to participate?

No, however, our work is made possible through the donations of generous supporters – who might include you! You can give when you scroll down to register for this event by selecting the “donation ticket” option.

How long do I have to register? 

You have up until 4 hours before the event’s start time to register.  

What do I need to participate? 

  • You will need a device with a webcam  (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone) to participate and be seen by other participants.A Zoom link to join the conversation and a link to the conversation guide will be sent to you the day before and again one hour before the conversation.  

  • An attitude of respect and curiosity! 

Can I invite others to participate? 
Yes!  We suggest reaching out to those who think differently from you and telling them why you think they would like this conversation and why you are registered.  You can send them THIS link, or send them to our events on our website at: https://www.livingroomconversations.org/events/

What if I have questions or need to cancel? 

If you have questions, you can contact heather@livingroomconversations.org. Details about how to cancel online or via email will be in the confirmation email you will receive just after you register, or you can email Heather. 

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