Thank you to everyone who attended our ParentU kick off last night with guest speaker, Dr. Bob Barnes! We had a fun night learning about raising responsible children, as well as being encouraged in our role as parents.
To recap, Dr. Barnes shared that our kids are growing up faster than we ever imagined. Before we know it, high school will be behind them. Will our children be ready for the complex choices and responsibilities that await them as adults? Dr. Barnes believes the time to prepare children for successful public, personal, and private lives is now, while they are at home. How? By giving them a "learner’s permit": opportunities to develop the skills, experiences, and character that will help them become good decision makers, good marriage-partners, good communicators, employees, and money-managers -- and godly individuals whose Christian faith runs deep. Dr. Barnes encouraged us beyond fearful and passive parenting styles to become a "training parent." With practical questions and exercises, Dr. Barnes shared how to give your children one of our greatest gifts as a parent: the means to succeed in life. If you are interested in learning more, you may purchase Dr. Barnes’s parenting books on Amazon HERE.
If you were unable to attend the event last night, you can listen to Dr. Barnes’s complete presentation by clicking the link below.
Our next ParentU event will be on Thursday morning, September 12 from 8:15-9:15 am in the Ingram Theatre. Our speaker will be Cynthia Pepper of The Tot OT. She will be sharing a message titled “Melted Cheese and Meltdowns: Sensory and Feeding Development in Young Children.” This event will be targeted for parents of kids ages 0-5 years. We hope to see you there as we seek to parent well in today’s world!