Singing in Rattlesnake Fields
Dear Editor: The other day I was driving home from dropping my children off at school, my toddler humming in his car-seat behind me. I was listening to a discussion on NPR about the 156 women who testified against Larry Nassar, a doctor who gained the trust of children and their families, and then used that trust to sexually abuse countless children.
Quakerism is a spiritual journey. It is a search for understanding. It is a search to find The Way. This search expands into our parenting. Parenting is a search for understanding of how to live with and guide our children.
Our search is based on the belief that there is a Way and that the Way will open. For parents, this means there is a Way even with the most obstreperous child.
Written notes from an online conversation -- held June 8, 2018 -- concerning ways that Quaker meetings can support Friends in helping children thrive during times of turmoil in the broader communit
Recording of an online conversation -- held June 8, 2018 -- concerning ways that Quaker meetings can support Friends in helping children thrive during times of turmoil in the broader community.
Collection of quotations concerning ways that Quaker faith can support adults in helping children face the world's troubles.
Parenting summons the best in a person; it also sometimes triggers, well . . . less than the best. When I brought together my Quaker faith with my aspirations for parenting, I found “a way” to be a parent, especially as my children became teenagers.
Written by Molly Wingate and Marti Woodward
Reviewed by Kevin Slick