Wednesday, May 19, 2021
All of us who have been or hope to be fathers have a vision of how we want it to be. But the reality is often far different than we had hoped or expected. All we can know for certain is “as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” And we often don’t know how we are bending that twig until the tree is grown.
In this Zoom workshop we will share some of our experiences with fatherhood, either as fathers ourselves or as the sons of fathers who influenced us, for good or for ill, with the choices they made.
Participants should reflect on the following questions and be prepared to speak for a few minutes on what their experience with fatherhood has taught them:
- What is the best choice you made as a father?
- What do you regret having done?
- What did you learn from your father, positively or negatively, that influenced the way you raised or hope to raise your children?
- Based on your experience as a father or a son, what single piece of advice would you give to a man about to become a father?
- What single value did you/do you most want to impart to your children?
. Please read Letters to My Son beforehand.
This session will be held via Zoom and has a total contact time of 1.5 hours.
Online Course Expectations + Details:
- Register as individuals.
- After registering and approximately 24 hours prior to the start of this class, you will receive an email from Wisdom Ways with the Zoom link and other information. Please check your Spam folder or Promotions tab if you don’t find the email in your inbox.
- Have the technology and internet connection that allow for stable video and audio connection through a computer or a hand-held device (e.g., tablet or smart phone).
- Each Zoom session will include a facilitator from Wisdom Ways who will help navigate the small groups, and the questions and comments that are shared through the chat function.
Kent Nerburn is the highly acclaimed author and editor of 14 books on spiritual values and Native American themes, including Letters to My Son; Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder, The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder’s Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows, and The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo.
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