Being the Grownup – Adelia Moore in conversation with Amy Hall
Thu, June 20th, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join us at The Williams Bookstore on Thursday June 20th from 4-6 PM. Author and clinical psychologist Adelia Moore will be in conversation with Amy Hall, Program Director of Family Center of Northern Berkshire County and Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. to discuss Adelia’s new book Being the Grownup: Love , Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood.
Children need adults to survive. This, despite the profound change our digital era has wrought on family life, remains the essence of parenthood. Being the Grownup: The Natural Authority of Parenthood begins not with what should be, but with what is: If you are a parent, it is your job to provide shelter and safety, to make decisions about education, childcare, health and nourishment, to create the habitat that is the context and crucible of family life. Being the Grownup helps parents translate their determination to care for and protect their children into the clarity they need to communicate authority with a firm confidence, whether for bedtime, screen-time, or mealtime. Just as she would in a clinical conversation, the author shifts the focus away from disciplinary strategies and back to the core of parenthood, the relationship between parents and children as it evolves, moment-to-moment, from the dependence of infancy to the autonomy of young adulthood.
We’ll look forward to engaging attendees throughout the discussion and will have time for questions afterwards. Books will be on hand for sale and signing. Don’t miss this special event which is free and open to the public.