This Saturday from 10 – 3 is the Parent-Daughter Fair, sponsored by Planned Parenthood and a host of others. These parent-daughter fairs are so much fun, empowering for kids, and helpful for grown-ups too.
What’s a parent-daughter fair anyway?
In our area parent-daughter fairs used to be called mother-daughter fairs but then organizers realized that many children don’t have moms and that daughters can benefit just as much from spending time with their fathers. So they changed the name to parent-daughter fair.
A typical parent-daughter fair offers workshops and activities on a variety of subjects, to inspire parents and daughters to spend time together, enjoy each other’s company, and learn new things. Building self-confidence for kids and grownups is another goal.
Workshops can include anything from jewelry making to self-defense for kids and grown-ups. I’ve also seen workshops offered on healthy eating for kids and grown-ups, talking about hard stuff like self-harm and suicide, bike safety tips, better communication skills, and more.
My 10-year-old, Athena, and I will start off the workshop I am running by doing a short skit about one of my favorite subjects: keeping a family journal.
There are so many good reasons to keep a family journal, which is something you will cherish and read and refer back to as your children get older.
After the short skit, we’ll have the parent-daughter pairs do a fun drawing and writing activity, and then we’ll all do a bit of journaling.
My only concern is that 45 minutes won’t be enough time.
Each session is limited to 30 participants.
I’m teaching it twice.
Every participant who comes to my workshop at the parent-daughter fair gets a free family journal.
See you at the parent-daughter fair!
Published: March 9, 2011
Updated: January 20, 2020