On the Kitsap Olympic Peninsulas' Early Childhood Mental Health Conference: Content and feeling tone
The education and training of children is a subject for which there are extensive Baha'i references. Here is just one of them:
Whensoever a mother seeth that her child hath done well, let her praise and applaud him and cheer his heart.
I attended a professional conference on Friday on Early Childhood Mental Health, an area of professional specialization for me. The presentations were meaty, the conference setting remarkably beautiful, with embellishments like flowers and fabrics so pleasing to the eye. (I went crazy with the camera.) There was a remarkable turnout for our area, a confirmation of the growing importance given the social and emotional development of young children.
The first presenter was Naomi Perry who provided my first training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy back in the summer of 2008. -gw