At the FROST Supper Talk, you'll learn valuable skills for managing your relationships with friends, family, and co-workers better. (I know that from personal experience... their techniques have even helped me train my dogs better too!)
The FROST talk is by Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore on "Effective Communication: How Objectivists Can Use Positive Discipline Tools In Their Adult Relationships." Here's the abstract:
In our talk, we will present a set of parenting principles called "Positive Discipline" that is compatible with teaching our children to use the Objectivist virtues while behaving virtuously ourselves. Positive Discipline techniques include respectful communication, problem-solving skills, and limit-setting that is both kind and firm. Positive Discipline techniques do not include reward systems, praise, punishments, behavior modification techniques, emotional manipulation, shaming, or logical consequences.
The focus of the talk will be on the communication and problem-solving tools used in Positive Discipline, tools that are essential not only to parenting but to all healthy relationships, at work, at home, with friends, with romantic partners, and on the phone with the customer service representative at your credit card company. The talk will be dynamic and interactive, and you will walk out with at least one new skill to try the next time you are in a difficult situation with your spouse, your coworker, or your child.
If you're unsure about attending, we recommend that you listen to their podcast about the lecture, available here.
We must give the final head count to the Rio Grande restaurant tomorrow morning, so you must register for either SnowCon or just the FROST talk today, preferably by noon.
Register for FROST here:
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If you attend the FROST lecture, and you'd like to attend another SnowCon event or two à la carte, just send Diana Hsieh an e-mail.
(Note to students: Thanks to contributions from generous FRO supporters, we can offer deeper student discounts than just the student rate. Please e-mail Diana -- ASAP! -- if you'd like to attend but you can't afford the regular student rate.)
Also, everyone is welcome to join us for Friday night's SnowCon Happy Hour at Landry's. It's free, but you'll be responsible for your own food and drinks. Please RSVP via e-mail to Diana if you plan to attend.
SnowCon and FROST welcome all friendly people with a serious interest in or honest curiosity about Ayn Rand's philosophy, regardless of their level of knowledge.
Please e-mail Diana Hsieh if you have any questions!