The School of Sophia and I started planning this online class many weeks before Covid 19 transformed life as we know it. My intention in those simpler times was to show parents and teachers how to use stories to empower children to deal with disappointments, difficult social situations, behavior challenges, new routines, losses, crises, and the usual developmental challenges of childhood. I looked forward to talking about how invented stories can become a pleasant part of your parenting routine and can deepen your relationship with your children.
Then, rather suddenly, the daily lives of parents and children changed. Schools are closed. Activities are cancelled and time with playmates is postponed. Almost every parent on the planet is tasked with helping their child adjust to a life structure that is profoundly altered. Now, more than ever, children need stories that shine a light on their inner path. So, to meet the times, I have re-titled the class: Storytelling for Children in Times of Trouble and I’ve re-imagined the class to meet the moment.
I hope you will join me Thursday, March 26 at 4 PM Eastern Daylight Time to learn about how to use stories to help your child(ren) through this time of solitude and beyond. We will start out with a focus on the importance of stories at this moment in history. You are capable of creating stories that will nourish your child at this time and into the future. Above all I will call on your courage to create narratives that truly meet the needs of your children, that address their specific worries, that help them feel seen and that shines a light on their path.
I will also talk about:
— how to instantly create stories that save the day in a crisis
— how to use stories to empower children to deal with disappointments, difficult social situations, behavior challenges, new routines, losses, crises, and the usual developmental challenges of childhood.
— the science that uncovers why stories work (hint: it has to do with curiosity.)
— the storytelling relationship
The online class is being organized by the School of Sophia in London, England and I am speaking from Massachusetts, USA. When you click the sign up page below, you will see the fee in English pounds. You can get a 5 pound discount with this code: WAFDS-KIM5. After using the discount code in the space labeled “coupon”, your total cost in US dollars will be $17.63. Click here to sign up: https://schoolofsophia.samcart.com/products/sophia-club-the-wise-enchantress-with-kim-allsup/
This is a live class and I will take questions at the end. The entire program will be recorded. A link to this recording will be sent to all participants the following day.
I hope to see you on Thursday!
With warm wishes for good health in body and soul.