Friday, January 26, 2018 - Saturday, January 27, 2018
Parenting is a rollercoaster filled with highs of joy, celebration, and gratitude as well as lows of frustration, exhaustion, and discouragement. I always say, “Everything great you have ever heard about parenting is true! And everything terrible you have ever heard about parenting is also true!” There is nothing quite like being a parent that brings out the best in you and the worst, sometimes within a split second!
The privilege and challenge of raising children to be responsible adults is not to be taken lightly, and we all need help along the way. The goal of Gracious Parenting is to come alongside parents to encourage, equip, and support them with practical tools and new insights.
Whether it is dinnertime hassles, backtalk, homework, sibling fighting, or irresponsibility – parenting provides continual challenges. Gracious Parenting is a weekend designed to help us navigate the challenges of parenting while building up the relationship with our kids, offering practical tools we can use everyday, and providing encouragement for the whole family.
Parenting happens in real life, not theory, so this class centers on specific and experiential content. Through an interactive and fun educational model we tackle real-life, everyday challenges and situations. Topics covered include; a new look at misbehavior, understanding your own parenting style and what pushes your buttons, how to be kind and firm, the power of encouragement, logical consequences, solving problems together, and family meetings.
Dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday and snacks will be provided. Childcare will be provided on Saturday only and will cost $20 for the first child, and $10 for each additional child. Children are asked to bring their own lunch.
Limited spots are available and registration is required.
Individual: $40 (includes materials, 1 book, meals and snacks)
Couple: $70 (includes materials, 1 book, meals and snacks)