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CCR, Maplewood Library Host ‘Post-Election Parenting’ Workshop February 4

The following is from The Maplewood Memorial Library

African American mother talking with her daughter.

Maplewood Library and the Community Coalition on Race are offering a timely program for parents of children of all ages. A workshop on “Post-Election Parenting” will take place on Saturday, February 4th at 3:00 pm at the Main Library at 51 Baker Street, Maplewood.

The presidential election has left many children with questions about racism, sexism, and basic civility. How do we provide positive role models for our children when some of our nation’s leaders display qualities we find  undesirable? How do we address our children’s fears and concerns? How do we raise them to be thoughtful, kind, and wise adults? There are three basic tools at our disposal: dialogue, education, and books. Please join us for a panel discussion about ways to talk with children from toddlers to teens about these important issues.  There will be an accompanying activity for children.


joy peskin headshot november 2016Moderator Joy Peskin, editorial director of Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers

doreen oliver photo 2016 Julia Maloof Verderosa (1)

Panelist: Doreen Oliver, writer on the topic of parenthood

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Panelist: Annemarie Maini, director of the South Orange Country Day School

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Panelist: Monique Bostic, LCSW

Post-Election Parenting

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