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Navigating Parenthood

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Parkside Church Green Campus

4520 South Arlington Road

Uniontown, OH 44685

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Parenting presents some of the greatest challenges and opportunities for husbands and wives. Children are not only a great joy, but also can be a source of heartache, difficulty, and hardship. In _Navigating Parenthood_, the counselors and staff of Fieldstone want to offer encouragement and instruction for this journey that is both biblical, wise, and practical.

Join us on May 4 from 9:00 - 12:30 pm for a workshop designed to equip and encourage you in your role as a soon-to-be parent, current parent, or grandparent. There will be multiple breakout sessions to choose from.

8:30-9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9: 30 am Plenary Talk (Jonathan Holmes)
9:45-10: 30 am Breakout 1 (see below)
10:45-11: 30 am Breakout 2 (see below)
11:45-12: 30 pm Plenary Talk (Matt Guertin)
12:30-1:30pm Optional Lunch

Breakout options:

Breakout Session 1:

Title: Spiritual Leadership in the Home

Facilitator: Bob Shull

This session will help parents better understand and practically fulfill their God-given responsibility as the primary Christian educators of their children. Fathers will be challenged and equipped to be the biblical spiritual leaders of their homes in practical, “down-to-earth” ways. Mothers will be encouraged and equipped to be their husband’s teammate in helping their children experience a Christ-centered home. Topics such as the goal of Christian parenting, leading your children to Christ, encouraging versus discouraging our children, and including practical tips such as “Teachable Moments,” “Club Time,” and “Family Huddles” will be addressed.

Title: Parenting by Faith Not Formula

Facilitator: Sue Moroney

Parenting formulas can be a helpful starting point but often fall short for the complexity of many families. Learn how faith-based parenting brings freedom as you become an expert on your unique family and then prayerfully design biblically-based parenting approaches geared to the ones you love. Specific topics will be addressed, such as a difficult or anxious child and those with disabilities, and time will be given to sketch out some creative ideas for your areas of challenge. This will be based on the new book Child Proof by Julie Lowe, faculty member and counselor at CCEF. Julie and her husband Greg have six children and serve as foster and adoptive parents.

Title: The Worried Child: Helping Your Child Navigate Worry, Stress, and Anxiety

Facilitator: Sarah Keene

This session is designed for parents whose children tend to worry, deal with anxiety, or struggle to cope with stress. Parents with children of any age will learn about what is causing the “anxiety epidemic,” why some children have an “anxiety personality,” and how to walk alongside children through fears and worries. Participants will learn tools to equip their children with more than “coping skills” by guiding them to the true Hope and Comforter.

Title: At Peace with a Prodigal

Facilitator: Marilyn Vaughan

As a Christian parent, what might be our reaction when one of our children rejects the faith in which he or she was raised? Perhaps we might feel God has failed or that we have failed. Feelings of anger, shame, or remorse might arise. This workshop will address the issues that parents face when children reject the Christian faith and make choices that are contrary to the principles in which they were raised.

Facilitator: Josh Whitelaw

Title: Time to Plug Out

A portion of the seminar that will give definition and explanation of executive functions, such as our working memory and decision-making processes, and how technology is effected by them. The second half will be about parenting techniques to help monitor and encourage healthy usage of technology.

Breakout Session 2:

Facilitator: Marilyn Vaughan

Title: Healing the Hole: Dealing with the Loss of a Child

When a family is expecting or blessed with a child, they have so many dreams and expectations. As years pass by, parents add precious memories to those dreams. When parents experience the loss of a child, what do they do with the dreams and memories? How do they deal with the loss? How do we help other children we may have cope with the loss of their brother or sister? Many ask, “where is God and how could He let this happen?” There is a hole left in the family that must be dealt with in a healthy and God-honoring way.

Title: Intentional Biblical Grandparenting

Facilitator: Laura Hudson

This session will assist grandparents to consider and engage with how the Bible informs common grandparenting issues such as navigating relationships with grandchildren and the parents, when and how to say “no,” grandparenting from a distance, and raising grandchildren, all with the primary goal of pointing grandchildren (and adult children) to Jesus Christ. Grandparents will also be encouraged with practical and fun suggestions for activities to strengthen and grow their relationships with their grandchildren.

Facilitator: Denny King

Title: Parenting Children with Psychiatric Disorders

Hearing that your child fits criteria for psychiatric disorder for the first time will likely produce varied feelings in the heart of a parent. It can be a disorienting and frightening experience, but it can also be validating. Questions parents may ask include, will my child become labeled? Will this solve the problems in our family? What does God think about medication? Is there a place for secular therapy? How can I help my child connect in church? How can I help their school understand what they need? This session will seek to help parents keep God central to the parenting of children undergoing medical treatment for psychiatric disorders, as well as providing education about how to interact with the medical system.

Facilitator: Ben Baker

Title: It Takes a Village

Being a part of a church means that we are a part of a community. We hopefully, by the Lord’s grace, grow in knowing and experiencing one another as the family of Christ. So, how could this reality impact how we parent? While parents are the primary faith trainers of their children, is this the only opportunity for formative relationships for our kids’ growth? Being a part of the body of Christ hopefully means that we have the opportunity to build relationships with others in our church, not just for our benefit and edification, but possibly to the whole family as well. This breakout looks to help us consider both the opportunities and benefits to fostering intentional relationships that intentionally include our kids.

Facilitator: Sarah Keene & Jonathan Holmes

Title: The Talk: How to Approach Sexuality, Purity, and Personal Safety with Your Kids

In this session, a Biblical approach to sexuality will be presented. We will explore what Scripture says about our bodies and God’s design for sexuality. Parents will be invited into a discussion related to addressing the topics of purity, pornography, and abuse prevention for our children.

Following the conference, there will be a catered lunch (additional $10) where you can eat and spend time with the Fieldstone Counseling staff and team. This lunch will provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what Fieldstone offers for children and teens.

*Childcare is not provided.

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Parkside Church Green Campus

4520 South Arlington Road

Uniontown, OH 44685

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