Humanity 101 on the Homefront: Parenting

Over the years, Project Humanities has facilitated critical community conversations around parents, constructions of parenting, and childhood. We are more than excited to have a generous gift from Michelle Mace and Jim Tuton of the Come Rain or Shine Foundation who have invested their time, talent, and treasure into this new programming very specifically around Parenting in the 2019-2020 school year.

We invite you to join us for these critical conversations throughout this Fall semester into the Spring semester where we will continue to bring communities and individuals together to talk, listen and connect through the lens of Humanity 101 where we look at these principles: compassion, empathy, forgiveness, integrity, kindness, respect and self-reflection--all towards exploring and understanding how can we be not only better parents and better adults but also better human beings.



Come Rain or Shine Foundation is a non-profit agent that provides educational and charitable support to organizations dedicated to supporting its goal of improving the lives of children in the United States. The organization is comprised of a board of directors, the members of which are responsible for directing the year-round grant-making activities of the Foundation. The Foundation consults with experts in parenting education programs, researches programs that develop parenting skills, and supports programs that assist parents raising children. The main characteristics of parenting that the Foundation seeks to promote include:

  • providing for a child’s physical and emotional needs from infancy through adulthood;
  •  creating a stable, nurturing home environment;
  •  sharing moral and spiritual guidance;
  • establishing boundaries and consequences for a child’s behavior;
  • participating positively and actively in a child’s life; and
  • acknowledging that the term “parent” does not necessarily refer to a biological parent of the child--older siblings, grandparents, legal guardians, uncles, aunt or foster parents exercise parental care to children--also seek resources and support.

The Foundation offers support to programs that provide multiple levels of intervention with a goal of improving the overall wellbeing of the family through social support, health education, and curriculum development for parenting skills courses. Organizations receive such support from the Board based on an organization’s charitable objectives that align with the Foundation’s goals and objectives.



Events Date
"Conscious Parenting" and Social Change Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Parenting Across Cultures Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
Parenting and Suicide Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Talking to Children about the Bad, the Ugly, and the Inevitable Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

Parenting Events Report: Fall 2019

Media References

Humanity 101 on the Homefront: "Conscious Parenting" and Social Change

According to Clinical Psychologist Shefali Tsabary, parental relationships affect everyone's emotional, psychological, and unconscious legacies of emotional damage that can be passed down generation by generation. How does parenthood impact how and if children thrive? In what ways might "conscious parenting" equip the future with individuals more committed to the social good and abide by the 7 principles of our Humanity 101 Movement: compassion, empathy, forgiveness, integrity, kindness, respect, and self-reflection? Join our community conversation about a new parenting philosophy that prescribes such tools mindfulness and self-care--as opposed to power, authority and control--to nurture more humane individuals and communities..



Humanity 101 on the Homefront: Parenting Across Cultures

"Culture" does not just determine the ethics and values adults pass on to children. "Culture" also shapes the way adults engage with, educate, and discipline children.



Humanity 101 on the Homefront: Parenting and Suicide

Many consider suicide a “silent epidemic” in the United States. This issue is especially concerning to teachers, parents, and caretakers of young people as suicide is the second leading cause of death for Americans ages 10-24. The recent signing of Arizona’s Mitch Warnock Act finds parents at the forefront of anti-suicide advocacy, yet parents' and their students' needs are often unmet and their stories are often untold. This program explores strategies for suicide prevention, encourages suicide literacy, and for parental navigating of grief in the aftermath of suicide.



Humanity 101 on the Homefront: Talking to Children about the Bad, the Ugly, and the Inevitable

Understanding societal ills such as intersecting systems of oppression (racism, ageism, ableism, sexism), illness, violence, war, and death can be difficult. It becomes even more challenging, however, when adults have to explain these tough topics to the children. How does one navigate difficult conversations with children? How can adults raise conscious, equity-driven children and youth toward a more just community and society? Join us for a conversation that explores these and other critical questions.



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