Parent Conference

Parent Conference

Saturday, March 03, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Parenting reminds us all of our need for wisdom and community. Please join us in examining a variety of topics as we sharpen our skills for parenting together.

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Contact: Jessica Washburn, 941-1571,

You will have the opportunity to choose two of the following sessions listed below:

Title: Principles of Discipline
Speaker: Wendy Zimak
Description: Feeling overwhelmed or just need some new ideas? Learn to discipline your young children with positive strategies and “tools.”


Title: Keeping Your Marriage Healthy
Speaker: A panel of seasoned couples
Description: Hear from a panel of seasoned parents as they share principles and strategies for keeping your marriage healthy through the many challenges and opportunities that parenting can throw your way.


Title: Flourish and Grow in a Busy World
Speaker: Kelly Franzone
Description: Is your family spread too thin? Help your family flourish and grow in a busy world with tangible ideas and activities that will work in all types of families.


Title: Identity, Shame, and Faith during Adolescence
Speaker: Kim Harlow & Luke Kincaid
Description: Teenagers see their identity through the lenses in which society, peers, and God see them. Shame, however, can often cloud these lenses. In this session, we will explore the concept of shame and its relationship to faith development during the years of adolescence.


Title: Preventing and Battling Adolescent Substance Abuse
Speaker: Kim Dellinger and Elena Stevens
Description: Experts from Bacon Street Youth and Family Services will equip and guide parents through the issues and challenges surrounding teenage substance abuse.


Title: The Place for Technology in Your Home
Speaker: Suzy Sylvester
Description: Are you wrestling with technology use in your home? This session will seek to provide principles and practices regarding boundaries for technology in your home.


Title: Nurturing Faith at Home
Speaker: Nina Simone
Description: How can we create a home culture that nurtures our children’s faith? The session seeks to encourage principles and practices for equipping children on their spiritual journeys.


Title: Nature and Nurture: What are Parents to do?
Speaker: Jason Chen
Description: What makes kids from the same family so different from each other if they have the same parents and home environment? This session considers the messy and complicated journey called human development, and the surprisingly refreshing implications for parents in light of the scientific evidence regarding "nature and nurture".