Sat, May 15|
Parenting & Stoicism Discussion, Level 2 Event
We discuss the applications of Stoicism in a parental setting, but come to understand both how the parent and child can use Stoicism for both individual development and growth together.
Time & Location
May 15, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+2
About the Event
Greetings fellow Stoics!
Today we're hosting a discussion on the intersection between parenting and Stoicism. How can we use Stoic principles to help parents? How can parents use Stoicism to not only help themselves with their challenging role but as well help their children become better versions of themselves and lead what Zeno called the good life, to live virtuously, to live cosmopolitan, and reach eudaimonia.
This is a level 2 event, which means you must be familiar with some basic Stoic concepts and have some experience living Stoicism already in order to feel comfortable in this discussion. Please consult the details on what level 2 means here: https://www.berlinstoics.com/event-organization.
There are various resources we ask you to use to get familiar with the topic at hand. You don't have to become an expert, just familiarize yourself with some of the texts, interviews, and characters in the world publishing on this topic of applying Stoicism in a parental context. Don't worry about going through everything listed here, but these sources should give you a solid introduction.
- Check out the Stoic Psychology podcast at https://stoicpsychology.buzzsprout.com/295505, episodes 27-29, in which the host interviews the author of a popular blog, Meredith Kunz, on parenting and Stoicism;
- Meredith Kunz's blog The Stoic Mom at https://www.thestoicmom.com;
- And some brief articles generally reviewing the topic include:
You can also post further recommended reading on the topic or related topics in our discussion forum: https://www.berlinstoics.com/forum/recommendations/parenting.
Today's discussion will run the 1.5 hours. We don't partition the time, but we will always connect the theory to practice. Please submit specific Leitfragen/prompts you would like discussed either here in our forum https://www.berlinstoics.com/forum/weekly-leitfragen-prompts/april-15-05-2021-parenting-leitfragen-prompts or in our Telegram group chat (more on this below). You can submit yours right up until the start of the event and Steve will select a few to cover.
A couple of words: (1) If you haven't already, you can join our Telegram discussion group and our announcements channel by contacting us with your cell number and we'll add you. (2) The link to this event will be active between 20 and 10 minutes ahead of the start time, and we use https://meet.jit.si/ for our video conferencing. (3) Lastly, we have recently been streaming our events live on youtube and saving them on file, especially for those who cannot make particular events; at the start of each event, Steve will of course ask if everyone is okay or anyone has a problem with this. Furthermore, we only share recordings to those who had not attended if we reach the threshold of 4 participants (other than the facilitator).
We look forward to seeing you there!