Check out this snippet of my wonderful convo with Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, mother of fellow author Marley Dias, at Likkle Jamaican Dumpling House in Brooklyn, NY
Join me in conversation with Dr. Janice Johnson Dias this Saturday, April 17th at 4 p.m. EST, where we’ll discuss her incredible, revolutionary book ☛PARENT LIKE IT MATTERS: HOW TO RAISE JOYFUL, CHANGE-MAKING GIRLS [pub: Ballantine Books].
Watch our virtual conversation on Instagram Live via @getlitwithpaula, @drjanicejohnson or @likkleshop. We also invite you to join us in person at Likkle Jamaican Dumpling Shop & Library at 884 Fultons Street at Waverly Avenue in Brooklyn, where Dr. Janice will be signing copies of Parent Like It Matters.
COVID-19 safety protocols enforced and masks are required. 😷😷
Let’s Get Lit! 📚🍹
Parent Like It Matters: How To Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls Synopsis from Penguin Random House:
Renowned sociologist Dr. Janice Johnson Dias has devoted her life to nurturing and training girls to become change-makers—whether through her investment in her daughter Marley’s humanitarian projects or through her work with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s “SuperCamp.” In these unprecedented times, her work has never been more urgent, as parents find themselves asking: How do we teach our children to change the world?
Dr. Johnson Dias knows that self-realized girls are created through intentional parenting. And so she asks parents to make deliberate choices—from babyhood through adolescence—that will give their girls the resources and foundation to take hold of their own futures and to create sustainable social change.
Unlike other parenting experts, Dr. Johnson Dias doesn’t urge parents to focus solely on their children. Instead, she tasks them with a personal challenge: to find their own joy. Just as Dr. Johnson Dias brings her own jubilant passion to parenting, mentoring, and teaching, she inspires caregivers to do the same.
Using cutting-edge research and Dr. Johnson Dias’s own experiences, Parent Like It Matters offers information and strategies for making discussions of racism and sexism a daily practice, identifying heroes and mentors, educating yourselves together, and uncovering your girl’s passions and what issues drive her the most.
Parenting is enormous work; it can be as overwhelming as it is fulfilling. Within the pages of Parent Like It Matters, parents will find the invaluable tools they need to raise resilient, optimistic girls who determine for themselves what their world will look like.