How Does the Book Club Work?
The book club meets for 2 hours, for 8 consecutive weeks. Parents prepare for each meeting by reading one or two chapters per week (approximately 20-30 pages). To maximize learning, a month break follows giving parents time to practice and integrate what has been taught.
During this interval, they read the final chapter (14th), consisting entirely of parents’ stories, making it clear that you don’t have to be a perfect parent to enjoy positive changes in your family. At the final meeting, parents have an opportunity to share success stories and to pick the leader’s brain, asking questions and gaining practice to further refine their skills.
Why Did Dr. Val-Essen Create the Bring Out the Best Book Club?
Being in book clubs most of her adult life, Dr. Val-Essen has discovered how to create a safe learning environment that respects members’ distinct contributions and needs, fostering meaningful experiences for all participants.
Parents worldwide share a deep commitment to bring out the best in their children. A secure, supportive environment provides opportunities for parents to cultivate their highest intentions.