Ethics For Children, Tweens & Teens

Here, young humans empower their ethical development, create life-long freindships, and stand up with care and courage for a GOOD WORLD in action.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Join Ethical For Solstice! and Register for 2016!

Winter Solstice Festival is Coming Up!
It takes place on Dec. 20th! 11am.  4th Floor of NYSEC, 2 W. 64th St.
Free, and for all.
Children, we'll prepare for it on December 13, 11am!
 

We'll be creating a community enactment of an ancient Japanese tale!
A unique and participatory spin on Solstice!  
With all ages, collaborating!
Come on over for a great time!!!!


ETHICS FOR CHILDREN: LOOKING BOTH FORWARD AND BACK
www.YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com

LOOKING FORWARD:  Get involved in 2016
Family Festivals are open to the public, and free of charge.  
January 10th THE JUSTICE JAM!
and  February 7th HELPFUL HEARTS FESTIVAL 

Enroll in Winter Season of Ethics For Children:  
Jan. 10 through March 27, 2016 
(sessions on 3 day weekends, depend on RSVP planning of the group)

RSVP:  EthicsForChildren@NYSEC.org
$100 per family for seasonal enrollment.
Free for Ethical Member Families
All ages work together and collaborate.
Parents are invited to attend the Morning Meeting simultaneously, 
yet they are always welcome to stay and participate. 

THE PLAN FOR 2016:  
Genuine Justice January 
            invites children to stand up for a fair world
Friendly Familial February 
            invites children to explore family diversity
Moving Mindful March 
            invites children into yogic fun 


LOOKING BACK (notes from Audrey Kindred):
As the Ethics For Children's leader, I'd like to share some themes of the past season with the larger Ethical Community.  The fall season of Ethics For Children has been delightful, bringing new friends in to discover Ethical, while creating rich celebrations of the seasonal themes.  The fall focus of Ethical Study was on developing a caring and attentive MIND.  A homemade coloring book I made guided the group to CREATE PEACE through a vision of the mind as a castle (inspired by the work of colleage in mindful-education, Courtney McDowell):  
  • First, children quiet their mind, and "place one thought-stone at a time, to build the castle of the mind."  
  • Then, they recognize their heart as the "treasure box of Valuable Values" 
  • Then they draw upon the valuable values of the heart, to inspire the "helpful hands that build THE BRIDGE OF DEED," through which actions make a difference in the world.
  • Then, as valuable values are challenged, they may recognize their BIG FEELINGS are stoked.  These big feelings are represented by an Inner Dragon that would vigilantly defend the castle's treasure
  • Finally, the child must tame her/his Inner Dragon.  With deep fiery breaths, the child face their big feelings peacefully   
  • Now, the child, as the great ruler of the castle, feels safe, calm and powerful.  
  • Finally, children, as rulers of their mindfulness-castles, freely greet one another and celebrate the shared TREASURE of their valuable values with one another.
No matter what age you are, if you would like a copy of our Thought-Stone coloring book, simply ask at EthicsForChildren@NYSEC.org.



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Giving Thanks, Giving, and Thanking

Gratitude and Generosity Festival 
Children of all ages, 
and their grown-ups, are welcome!
Free. Fun. Friendship.
NYSEC, November 22, 11am
64th St & CPW, 5th floor.
rsvp:  EthicsForChildren@NYSEC.org