TKG LEARN: Jennifer Lehr Visits The Knowing Garden, Tomorrow – June 4th

“GOOD JOB!” And Other Things You Shouldn’t Say or Do with Jennifer Lehr

at The Knowing Garden Community School

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

This is a free community resource and donations are accepted.

Eventbrite - "GOOD JOB!" And Other Things You Shouldn’t Say or Do with Jennifer Lehr


The Knowing Garden warmly welcomes

Jennifer Lehr

author of the upcoming book


And Other Things You Shouldn’t Say or Do

(unless you want to ruin your child’s life)

Jennifer Lehr at TKG

Lehr takes looks at how the way to speak to and treat our kids can undermine

 our best intentions.

Lehr will explain why “Good job!” isn’t good, “It’s okay!” isn’t okay, “One more bite!” isn’t healthy, “Give me a kiss!” isn’t loving, “Say please!” isn’t polite, “She’s shy” is humiliating, “You’re so cute!” is just plain ugly, “Say you’re sorry” breeds contempt, “If you don’t…” preys on children’s deepest fears and “Don’t you talk to me like that!” asks for more of the same. Most importantly, she’ll offer parents—and grandparents, nannies, caregivers, teachers and coaches—more respectful and compassionate ways to talk to and treat kids.  As she’s discovered, a shift in perspective and some simple changes can immeasurably strengthen the bonds that form a secure foundation for life.

Jennifer LehrJennfer will be at The Knowing Garden on Tuesday June 4th beginning at 6:30pm.  Enter to the event through the Breezeway located in the Courtyard (entrance on Ave D). There is no fee to attend.

Please visit Jennifer’s site at This is the third community event in TKG’s 2012 Speaker Series that has included Larry Cohen of Playful Parenting and Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting.

The Knowing Garden is currently enrolling students between the ages of 5 to 9.  Our founding class is growing and some students will be moving into a new, second classroom grouping in 2014.  Be part of the revolution at TKG! For more information on enrollment, please visit our site at  At TKG:

Our mission is to develop an environment that inspires joy of learning, nurtures relationships and embraces learning through play and nature.  Integrating constructivist theory, brain science research and social/emotional development, we invest in our students’ inherent and emerging knowledge to support their practice of engaging discovery with critical thinking.  We are a community of  self-determined critical thinkers and lifelong learners who are empowered to be empathic leaders in a changing world.

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