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Quoting Dionna: Our first discussion starts today - come on over and check out some of the questions, or leave questions/comments about the book of your own!

http://codenamemama.com/2010/09/20/playful-parenting-book-discussion-chapters-1-3/


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I am so excited to announce the debut of the Code Name: Mama Online Book Discussion Group. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate, all you need is a copy of the book we are discussing (borrowed or bought), an hour or so each week to read, and about 20-30 minutes to join in the discussion here on Code Name: Mama.

For our first book, we are going to read Playful Parenting, by Lawrence Cohen, PhD.

3) How to Participate in Discussions: Discussions will take place here on Code Name: Mama each Monday. I will post a short piece on our reading, ask for your thoughts/feedback/questions on the reading, and present the questions for the next week. There are two main ways to participate:

Now for the really exciting parts.

1) I contacted Dr. Cohen to make sure we were legally allowed to have an online discussion group of PP (since we’d be quoting/citing portions of it, etc.). He responded and not only gave us his blessings, but Dr. Cohen will also try to stop by and join in the discussions as his schedule allows!!

So that means it’s even MORE important for you to leave your thoughtful feedback and questions on each post. You might just get an answer or advice from Dr. Cohen himself!


Continue reading more here (the above is a synopsis and there is much more in the original blog): http://codenamemama.com/2010/09/06/online-book/

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by on Sep. 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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Imamom4sure
by on Sep. 20, 2010 at 11:44 PM

I was entertaining company that came all the way from California to see me, I will be spending the week with them, and I forgot to tell you all that I may not be able to do this day afterall. hopefully that doesn't mean that I'm kicked out of next weeks session

Xakana xak
by on Sep. 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM


Quoting Imamom4sure:

I was entertaining company that came all the way from California to see me, I will be spending the week with them, and I forgot to tell you all that I may not be able to do this day afterall. hopefully that doesn't mean that I'm kicked out of next weeks session

Oh, it doesn't work like that at all! It's come as you can, obviously :D

Imamom4sure
by on Sep. 27, 2010 at 8:50 PM

I was late, and then confused as to how to join the discussion, so I took for granted that it will be easy for me to just figure out, plus I didn't do any typing, so that part of the homework, not done, I feel shy, so I strongly want to join discussion, but need to prepare myself for monday

here are old post questions that I found:

Discussion Questions for Monday, September 20

Please think about these questions as you read through the first 3 chapters of PP. Write down some answers/responses and stop by Code Name: Mama on September 20 to share them with the group.

If you have been facing a specific challenging situation with your child and would like some PP input from the group, please contact me. Read the “gentle parenting suggestions” guidelines for ideas on what details to include.

1) On average, what reactions and emotions do you have when your child asks you to play? When you think about playing with your child? How do you and your child normally play?

2) Fill in the blank: Playing with my child _____________. (And how do you want your statement to change as we read through this book?)

3) On page 2, Dr. Cohen gives an example of a little boy and his mother at a dance, where “a little playfulness turned the tide.” As you read and prepare for our first discussion, be mindful of situations with your child this week. If you see something headed in a negative direction, try to shift it toward playfulness. Did it work? Tell us about it!

4) Dr. Cohen describes behavior that can be “annoying, obnoxious, or downright infuriating” (page 8 ) – not as something that needs to be punished, but that calls for more playtime. What feelings does that statement engender in you? Do you have a problem with “misbehavior” being “rewarded” by play?

5) Cohen gives an example of a situation with his daughter where “playfulness turned a time that used to be full of frustration for both of us into something fun, enjoyable, and confidence-building.” (page 11) Think about a recurring situation with your child that is consistently “full of frustration.” What could you do to turn it into a moment of play?

6) When discussing closeness and seating arrangements during therapy, Cohen says that it is “important to find the approach your child will most respond to – and you can find this only if you’re trying to interact with your child on their level.” While we read through PP, think about how your child responds best to you – what games consistently bring you closer? What playtime activities make your child feel connected?

  1. Most public libraries should have a copy of Playful Parenting. 
  2. From Dr. Cohen’s web site, Playful Parenting 
  3. Cohen, Playful Parenting, at 16 
  4. As always, Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning I get a few cents if you click and buy from this link. I appreciate your support! 
  5. I admit, I was a little starstruck. 
  6. You may change names to protect your privacy, but please leave ages/behavior intact. 
  7. I haven’t decided how I’m going to choose winners, but I will likely choose one winner randomly, and the other winner will be based on the post submitted. 
Xakana xak
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Just go to the link http://codenamemama.com/2010/09/20/playful-parenting-book-discussion-chapters-1-3/ and jump on in! Don't be shy--it's a blog post--latecomers are totally welcome. Dionna was just asking on FB for people not to be shy and to join up if they hadn't already! You just type in the reply field your answers :) You don't have to answer all the questions--look for "Heather" with what looks like a blue christmas tree monster and that's me--you can see I totally diverted from the format.

Imamom4sure
by on Nov. 30, 2010 at 12:30 AM

I missed this wonderful opportunity, I don't know if there is another one but thought I would bump anyway.

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