The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

One Tuesday, October 7, 6:45–8:45 P.M. The original Sept 23 class was canceled. | 303 Jackson Hill St., Houston, TX 77007-7407 Click here for a map to the event Please park in the new four story garage. Subscribers who previously registered may request a $20 refund or bring a friend to the lecture.

The Houston Seminar is pleased to offer a highly anticipated encore to the very popular workshop on parenting that was first presented in the spring of 2008. Dr. BrenéBrown’s well-deserved reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with tremendous sensitivity, honesty, and humor. Based on eight years of ground-breaking research, Dr. Brown will offer a new perspective on the subject of perfect parenting. She has written, “We all know that perfect parenting does not exist; however, we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. It’s not true. It’s actually our ability to embrace imperfection that will help us teach our children to have the courage to be authentic, the compassion to love themselves and others, and a sense of connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life.”

Brené Brown holds a doctorate in social work and is a licensed social worker. She is a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she studies shame, empathy, and vulnerability and how these powerful emotions affect the way we live, love, parent, work, and build relationships.

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Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez October 26-29, 2019 you may access the itinerary, trip cost, and registration documents here.

If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


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