“Parenting for Social Change” with Teresa Graham, J.D.
Parenting for Social Change: Transform Childhood, Transform the World
Teresa Graham Brett, J.D., lives her passion for creating social change by combining her work in social justice education with parenting. As a professional, she has spent over 20 years working in and with universities and colleges as an educator, leader, administrator and consultant committed to advancing social change and social justice. Her own life was transformed after becoming a mom to two boys, who challenge her to live the values of liberation, freedom and respect as a parent everyday.
As a result of this personal journey she founded the website Parenting for Social Change and authored the book Parenting for Social Change: Transform Childhood, Transform the World. Teresa continues to work as a consultant to universities and more importantly works with parents, who like her, want to let go of control and domination as a parenting model and create relationships with children based on trust and respect.
Parenting for Social Change is a powerful parenting book that is not about children, but about the harmful cultural messages adults perpetuate in their relationships with children. Using current research, she debunks the myth that controlling children is necessary to ensure that they grow into healthy and responsible adults. She also shares her own parenting journey away from controlling and dominating children and provides strategies for letting go of harmful control. Through her experiences as a social justice educator, she demonstrates how changing our parent-child relationships plays a critical role in creating social change.