San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Raising Kids to Do Hard Things
Live with Gregg Harris in Chardon, OH
March 14 & 15, 2014
Fri. 7 to 9:45 pm & Sat. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm,
“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.”— Prov. 4:7
Wisdom is the ability to see how one thing relates to another in God’s purposes. As a general rule, “Those who walk with the wise become wise.” (Prov. 13:20) So, to raise our kids to be wise, we as parents and grandparents must first be wise.
What is lacking today in many homes is this wisdom to see how child training fits into the bigger picture of all the good things God is doing in us, in our children and in the world around us through the gospel. God even tells us to “ask for the old paths where the good way is” (Jer. 6:16). But many young parents today have no idea what this means or what to do.
Raising Kids to Do Hard Things is a “wisdom-workshop” for parents and grandparents of children of all ages. It “connects the dots” between the various aspects of our lives so that those who attend it can receive insights into what really works, what doesn’t work, what really doesn’t even matter, and why.
In the workshop you will learn how to:
- Dramatically improve the quality of your family life.
- Enjoy your kids when they are young and when they are teens.
- Instill loyalty in all your family members to be there for one another as a family team, during good times and bad.
- Get your kids studying for pleasure rather than just for school.
- Know when & how to discipline, instruct, coach or encourage.
- Participate in the political process to protect parental rights.
- Make the most of the present to improve your family’s future.
- Catch new waves of opportunity in a changing global economy.
- Make effective use of gadgets without letting them take over.
- Help your kids meet and marry a wonderful life's partner.
- Enjoy a better love life by restoring marriage to its true place.
- Recognize God's guidance to know what to do, why and when.
Join the Rebelution in Child Training
Find out for yourself why millions of young people around the world now use www.TheRebelution.com to Do Hard Things, why nearly 500,000 have read the bestselling book and why over 270,000 families attended our training events. The wisdom of Raising Kids to Do Hard Things has proven to be effective. Whether your kids attend public, private or home school, both you and they will love it. We guarantee it. So, come join us for a fun weekend of “old-path, good way, biblical wisdom.”
Who Should Attend?
This is a workshop designed especially for parents and grandparents, regardless of how young or how old your chldren and grandchildren may be. Child training, coaching and encouragement never really end if the relationship remains healthy. Even if you feel like you've already lost your kids, don't lose heart. I can still help you make the most of your situation. God is both gracious and kind.
Teens? Yes. If your teens are willing to attend with you, so much the better. The material presented in this workshop should not be kept not a secret from them. There is no manipulation, no psychological tricks. In fact, what I teach is most effective when everyone in the family understands what the family's goals are and how the family, as a team, intends to get there. So, your kids, ages 16 and up, are all welcome to attend with you. But it is not necessary that they do. Bring them if they are willing. Come alone if you must.
Single Parents? Yes. In the same way, it is best if Moms and Dads can both attend the workshop together. Many of the ideas presented will strengthen your marriage, improve your finances and energize your family life. But again, it is not necessary for both parents to attend. Come together if you can, but come alone if you must. Single parents (and those who just feel like single parents most of the time), should also make every effort to attend. All of the material presented will be applicable to your situation regardless of your family's circumstances. Though we cannot make up for a missing spouse, we can help you make the most of your situation (Note: I myself am a single father, as a widower since 2010).
Grandparents? Yes! Grandparents still have a wonderful part to play in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But though you are still on the team, you are no longer the "captains" of the team as in the past. If your kids have invited you to attend this workshop with them, they are honoring you and asking you to stay engaged in helping them to raise your grandchildren. Be grateful for that and come with every intention to make their task easier and less stressful. That way everyone wins, and especially your grandchildren.
Our Registration Groups are more than just a way for everyone to save 10% off their registration fees. They are also our way of encouraging everyone to build a support team that will help one another put each strategy into action. By bringing your friends along with you to the workshop you will get more out of the workshop and the results will stay with you and your friends for the long haul.
- Start a new group (or join the group you have been invited to join.).
- Register as a member of your group (be sure to use "1776" as your promotional code to save 10%).
- Download our Registration Group Kit HERE, along with the PDFs of our Brochures, Posters and Bulletin Inserts for your campaign.
- Foward the PDFs to your friends as email attachments and print them out for use in building your Registration Group at church or school.
- Copy the web address of this page and send it to your friends by email and use the social media links to share it on Facebook and Twitter.
Your investment will pay off as a "band of brothers and sisters" who will help and encourage one another along the way. Thank you for doing what you can.
Friday Night 7 to 9:45 pm
6:30 pm Check-In
7 pm A 10 Min. Intro to Do Hard Things from Dad’s Perspective
From 15 year-old twins and a speech for school to a best-selling book, meeting Chuck Norris and holding conferences of over 4000 teens — this is Dad’s backstory of how “The Rebelution” began.
“I’m bored.” “I’m lonely.” These are two of the most powerful, God-given appetites your kids have. So, don’t waste them! Learn how these appetites relate to the “lost keys of learning.” Learn how people of all ages can learn twice as much in less than half the time, and all while having fun with a few good friends.
Improving Moral Character
It’s one thing to Do Hard Things and it’s another to do GOOD Things (e.g. robbing a bank is hard, but it’s not good). Jesus tells us that “a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” That means good moral character is neither taught nor caught. It is the fruit of a new nature and a changed heart. So, how can you reach your kids with the truths they need to understand, believe and obey?
Saturday All Day
8 am Final Check-In
8:30 am Child Training God’s Way
God trains His kids with five basic techniques that lead each child of God on to greater responsibility & freedom. We can follow God’s example with your own kids, training them up in “the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Whether you are new new parents of babes and toddlers, or parents of teens, this session will help you.
Use the Power You Have to Protect Your Kids
“It’s a free country,” (for the time being). But freedom is under attack by government at all levels. Get informed! Learn what is going on with regard to parental rights at the state, national and international levels. At the same time, learn how you and your kids can be “super citizens” who have way more influence on the political process than others.
Making the Most of Your Time
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Well, training your kids to “master time” is one of the most important “twigs” you will ever “bend.” Time management is actually a matter of personal integrity in making yourself do hard things. While you’re at it, why not teach them how to “master space” as well. Their bedroom is a training ground for a future home and workplace. Teach them how to make both time and space work for them.
12:30 Lunch Break
1:30 pm Home Businesses for Kids
Once your kids experience the adventure of doing well for themselves by doing good for others, they will never be the same. They will see problems as opportunities. Learn how to use simple “stepping-stone business ventures” in Jr. High & High School to teach your kids how to make good money. A home business can also be a life-preserver for your family during financial emergencies.
Dating, Courtship & Marriage
It’s not good for a man to be alone, and he who finds a wife finds a good thing. But what if you are just 16? When should the road that leads to a lasting marriage begin? How do you meet your match? What is the real purpose of marriage and family? How should families negotiate their differing expectations concerning dating, courtship, length of engagement, marriage & children? Whose decision is it anyway? Let me help you help your kids find, win and marry the right one.
Making The Big Decisions
Adulthood offers many options for kids who do hard things. Travel? College? Employment? Business ownership? Marriage? Children? For these big decisions they need (and we all need) wisdom that comes from above. Learn how God guides us through the Bible.
5:30 PM Close
What others are saying about Gregg Harris & his workshops:
“You can’t spend much time with the Harris children... without concluding that their parents have done something remarkable, and have earned the right to be heard.”
— Randy Alcorn, Author of Heaven & If God is Good
“Gregg Harris will stir your thinking beyond the status quo and send you home excited.”
—John and Laura Wojnicki, Co-Directors of
Christian Family Schools, San Diego, CA
“Anyone raising teenagers would benefit from spending some time with Gregg. It will be one of the most beneficial investments you could ever make in your family.”
— Mike Smith, President, HSLDA
“Gregg Harris’ vision of family life is unmatched in its clarity, passion & practicality.”
— Nancy Pearcey Author of Total Truth
“I thought I would be bored, but Mr. Harris is a good speaker, and what he said made a lot of sense. I’m glad I came.”
— a Teenager, Kalamazoo, MI
“With this workshop, I did not leave with a handful of nuggets, I left with an entire gold mine. Great insights.”
— Kevin D. Grimes
Grimes & Reese: A Professional Company of
Attorneys and Counselors, Idaho Falls, ID
Save 10% off all fees by organizing a Registration Group from your Church or School.
If you prefer, you may also mail your registration information (e.g. name, email address & phone number) and check to: Noble Institute, 6920 SE Hogan Rd. Gresham, OR, 9708.
Registration* Early Bird Rate Early Rate Regular Door Rate
28 Days Prior 14 Days Prior 1 Day Prior On Site
Individual $19.95 $24.95 $29.95 $35.00
Spouse Free Pass FREE FREE FREE FREE
Additional Family Members* $14.95 $19.95 $19.95 $19.95
*The spouse of a paying Individual Registrant may alway attend for FREE.
*Additional Family Members are those attending in addition to the initial paying Individual Registrant. The initial member of each family must either pay the Individual Rate or attend as a qualified VIP.
*In addition, Senior Pastors, High School Youth Pastors, School Principals, Home School Support Group/Co-Op Leaders, Foreign Missionaries on Furlough & Disable Veterans are all invited to attend FREE on a VIP Pass. However, when possible, we ask that everyone attending for free would please help to organize a Registration Group from their qualified organization. You will be glad you did.
º Friday evening's sessions, though an integral part of the workshop, are open to guests of registrants, free of charge. Saturday’s sessions are by open by registration only.
$7.50 Box Lunch Available for Saturday's Lunch Break (Optional but highly recommended)
Proceeds from Saturday’s box lunch will go to support the student missions team from Agape Christian Academy. In April the team will travel to Love & Hope Children’s Home in El Salvador where they will teach Bible through crafts, skits and music. They will also perform service projects at the home and in the community. Agape Christian Academy has a year-round relationship with Love & Hope Children’s Home.
Our Guarantee of Satisfaction: Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed or your fees will be refunded in full on-site with no questions asked. We know that our workshops deliver even more life-changing value than we promise.
Volunteer Scholarships are available to all those in need. No one is ever turned away for lack of ability to pay. Volunteer helpers are also needed. So be our guest and offer to help out.
Questions For Our Local Host?
Contact Adrian & Jen Gorton by email at email@example.com or call them at 440-285-7712.
Additional Workshop Hosts, Dates & Locations Needed: Raising Kids to Do Hard Things is available to be hosted through Christian schools, churches & state home school associations. Visit www.NobleInstitute.org for more information.
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