As a parent , caregiver , or grandparent, have you ever wondered:
- How should I deal with my two year old having a temper tantrum in the super market or my fourteen year old who merely rolls her eyes when asked to take out the trash?
- How can I make sense out of all the child rearing advice coming my way?
- What is best for my child? Is it good or even possible to have goals when nurturing children?
- Does my Quaker faith in any way speak to my parenting?
Through discussions and sharing, a group of Friends found Quakerism had given direction and guidance to their parenting. The beliefs, testimonies and practices that grounded their Quaker faith were also relevant as they lived with and nurtured their children. Their sharing became the edited book, Paths to Quaker Parenting Using Quaker Beliefs, Testimonies and Practices. Their work evolved into Quaker Parenting Initiative (QPI).
QPI offers parents opportunities to explore how their Quaker faith, integrated with principles of human development, can guide their parenting. QPI has developed workshops and discussion series to facilitate parents’ explorations. It trains leadership to facilitate its programs.
Here on our website you will find information about the programs QPI offers and opportunities to share the parenting experience with others on the journey.