Monday, May 26, 2008

Join the BLOG

I am willing to keep the blog updated with community events, links, etc. this summer but also want to invite everyone's participation!

Community Values, Norms, Rules

The parents association meeting included a great - but truncated - conversation about what might constitute our "core values" and how to institutionalize them. The conversation came up through a conversation about how to make sure that kids are kept safe and are following school rules when at school, even during out-of-school times like potlucks or after school. Different families have different playground rules, for example - - do kids go by parent rules or school rules during after-hours times? Are there general norms all parents can agree with, given the different ages of kids? Is it good for kids to experience that families and people are different and there are going to be some different expectations but also some community norms?