Many Hands Make Light Work

This workshop is created for managers of the home with children between the ages of 1 to 12.

Here are some things you and your family will gain from this workshop:

  • Create new perspective on chores or home responsibilities.
  • Understand that work becomes connection and creative when it’s fun.
  • Express authentic needs and hear them.
  • Create a unique system that works for your family.
  • Express gratitude and appreciation without judgement.
  • Achieve action without rewards or threats of punishment.
  • Create a nighttime routine that builds connection, acknowledgment of each other, and prepares the children for sleep.
  • Develop our children’s independence, competency, patience, creativity and enhance their verbal communication skills.
  • Create more time for quality family time.

Everyone participates and contributes in one way or another to the family community, from my four-year-old son to my almost grown up husband. When I remind them of something that needs to be done, they gladly do as I ask – most of the time. The benefits are many: our home runs smoothly, I feel supported as the manager of the house and there is more time to play together.

Here are five simple principles I teach:

1. Taking ownership of the attitudes we bring to chores. Do we clean begrudgingly or do we clean joyfully? What do our children see, what do they hear from us about work ? How much of our past do we bring to the present and who is it serving?
2. Communicating clearly with all members of the family. Agreeing on what needs to be done for the household to be sanitary, comfortable, fun and to run smoothly.
3. Creating a clear system that can track tasks and who did them.
4. Creating a space for expression of gratitude and recognition for each individual’s contribution to the home and society.
5. Letting go of expectations. Transform control into connection.

Our children will have their own expression in the world and that includes how they cook or clean. We guide them with our gifts, then watch them develop theirs, if we pay attention, we may learn something too.

Free Introduction:
Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10AM to 11:30AM at the Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McKlean Blvd, Eugene OR 97405

Workshop Series:
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1pm to 4PM at the Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McKlean Blvd, Eugene OR 97405

Costs:
$200/one parent from one household
$250/two parents from one household
4 installments of $60/one parent from one household (total $240)
4 installments of $70/one parent from one household (total $280)

Cash, check or credit card.

10% of proceeds will go to WellMama, Inc, a local non-profit that supporting local mothers.

Register Now or send inquiries to peace@minyisu.com or call 541-515-0103.

Reviving the Brightness Within