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1-028 The Power And The Culture Of Kindness

Presented by Pennie Brownlee.
Format

Recorded Webinar

Starting date

31 March 2021

Duration

Approx 75 Minutes 

Price

$30 per person

What you are going to learn

The Power And The Culture Of Kindness

We bring you this webinar with Pennie Brownlee who is known and loved in New Zealand for her books, her residential retreats for parents and teachers, and for her straight talking, passionate approach to early childhood education..


Just as any understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te Ao Maori asks that we who are Tauiwi get very conscious of the stories, beliefs, values and practices in our own culture first, we need to undergo a similar exercise around our stories, beliefs and values in relation to children. Out of those ‘unseen cultural quantum packages’ has grown our disastrous treatment of children (and their families), both within families and in/by institutions: Oranga Tamariki, in state care (‘rescued’ from families), childcare centres, schools, the courts, correctional facilities.


Few of us have received helpful instruction into the nature of personal power. The dysfunction among adults in work places, the personal grievance cases, the workplace bullying … all of these symptoms tell us that we haven’t really made it to first base when it comes to using personal power with peers. This is hardly surprising because the skills for using personal power in partnership with another are conspicuously absent from our childrearing practices, especially in the first three years when the foundations for personal interactions are laid down.

In this session we’ll explore the nature of personal power: the baby’s, the toddler’s and our own. 

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Pennie Brownlee

Author, Mother, Infant and Toddler Advocate

I am the mother of one, grandmother of two, and began my primary school teaching career way back in 1967.My early childhood experience began with motherhood, and it grew when our daughter Clare and I attended Thames-Parawai Playcentre in 1975. We both loved it so much we stayed there an extra year instead of going to school. It was there I had the time and space to observe what happens when children play and learn.
After five years of observing many children's creativity unfolding, I wrote "Magic Places: An Adults' Guide to Young Children's Creativity", published by New Zealand Playcentre Publications in 1983, revised in 2007, and completely rewritten in 2015. 
About

Since 1990 I have been facilitating residential retreats for parents and teachers throughout New Zealand, exploring creativity and learning, for both children and adults.In 2004, 2006, 2013 & 2014 I attended Summer Schools at the Emmi Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary. There my eyes were opened to what respect really looks like with infants, toddlers and young children.

Wanting to share the information that so inspired me, I designed and intensive course in 2005 - "Dance with me in the Heart • Level One". In 2008 I wrote "Dance With Me in the Heart: An Adults' Guide to Great Infant-Parent Partnerships". In 2011 I launched a 'portable course' for people who had done the "Dance with me in the Heart" training so they could go back to their own communities and seed the skills for "The Culture of Kindness" there.