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Poetic Parenting - A Musical!

​Cast – The Babies

Supporting roles – Parents/caregivers

Setting: The Land of Expectations, Bummyland, The Real World & Lala Land.

Synopsis: Babies tell parents and caregivers what they need and experience developmentally, suggest what to do to fulfill those needs, suggest guidance techniques along the way, express their feelings of frustration, and here and there, interjected with parents/caregivers voicing theirs.

Format: songs, poems, story

Length: straight run through, 1 hour, plus Q&A and discussion

Available as live, interactive one-woman performance or as presentation for special events,  on DVD, CD, and as a book of the songs and poem collection, Poetic Parenting.

Adaptations: Selected poems and songs may be chosen to build upon, exemplify and intertwine a specific topic for discussion within workshops, seminars, conferences, speaking engagements, community events. Also, Clare is available for consultations on using Poetic Parenting within practices and organizations that work with families or wherever parents meet for a novel way to learn parenting skills.

Previous Poetic Parenting event configurations.

For booking and pricing Contact Clare.

Poetic Parenting song samples
The Game of NO
Bean Bags

A peek inside at Poetic Parenting book illustrations


"Clare's presentation struck me as the most uplifting presentation on parenting that I have seen, a sonnet on parenting to make Shakespeare take notice!"


Beth Bridgeman, Book Consultant, Hannibal Public Library.

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