The Playgarden and LifeWays North America are proud to present:


a Parent Talk with Mary O'Connell

The Strong Will - Is it a Bad Thing?

October 17th 6-7 (*casual talk and tea after)

Community Presbyterian Church

150 Cherry Street

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Our parenting and educational challenge is how to adjust the child’s healthy, strong will so that it works for their benefit, and works within the environment that surrounds the child.  We want our children to have healthy strong wills to accomplish many things as they grow – in relationships, academics, careers and challenges. This takes some will-adjusting and will-practice as children grow.  Together we will explore how to provide our children with the kinds of experiences that will shape their will in service to their healthy future selves.  

Mary O'Connell is the LifeWays of North America board President, training coordinator, author and founder of the LifeWays Early Childhood Center in Milwaukee, WI.

223 8th Ave S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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