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AFHK Monthly Discussion: It’s Not About Me…Or Is It?
13 May 2016 @ 12:20 pm - 2:00 pm HKTHKD140
“Human relationships, and the effects of relationships on relationships, are the building blocks of healthy development.” (National Research Council, 2000).
Research shows that, for parents, what happened in their own childhoods impacts how they parent and the quality of attachment with their children. However, it’s not as simple as to say that if we had a tough childhood, our parenting is negatively affected. There’s actually a mediating factor, and we’ll be exploring it this month in a proactive discussion based on the article below by Daniel Siegel – ‘Making Sense of Our Pasts’.
Join AFHK for some informative and animated discussion about what it means to parent from the inside out, and why “we turned out okay” just doesn’t cut it anymore. This discussion is applicable to all parents, not only adoptive and foster parents.
“The best predictor of a child’s security of attachment is not what happened to his parents as children, but rather how his parents made sense of those childhood experiences.”
This event is open to all parents and caregivers, waiting and prospective parents, adult adoptees, professionals and students.
- FREE FOR MEMBERS.
- 140HKD for non-members or lapsed members.
- Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.
- Please arrive to check-in at 12:20. Meeting is from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
- You are welcome to bring your own lunch and beverage.