Proverbs 22:6 says that we are to, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Research consistently shows that it’s not necessarily what we know about parenting that matters for successful and healthy child outcomes, but who we—as parents—are, in fact, becoming. For parenting to be effective, mothers and fathers must learn how to speak to their children and win their hearts. Understanding core strategies, as well as critical moments in a child’s life, can make all the difference.
PACO 101: Helping Discouraged Parents Find Direction: Five Coaching Strategies
Joshua Straub, Ph.D.
Parents must address the internal struggles and questions they often wrestle with, such as, “Am I really doing a good job or am I messing up my children?” Looking through the lens of Proverbs 22:6, this presentation examines five strategic pillars to address when coaching parents in how to raise kids who love God and others.
PACO 102: Six Secrets to Helping Families Manage Kids and Their Screens
Joshua Straub, Ph.D.
In Part II, Dr. Straub covers critical moments that impact winning a child’s heart—discipline, anxiety, our mistakes, our kids’ interests, play, and in marriage, how we speak. The RELATE Model (Respect, Emotional Control, Limits, Assertiveness, Train the Brain, and Empathy) is also discussed, especially as it pertains to technology use within the home.
PACO 103: Giving the Blessing to Your Children
John Trent, Ph.D.
Beginning with Jacob and Esau in Genesis 27, receiving the blessing of parents, grandparents, or elders has been an innate desire for every person. This lesson will teach students the importance of the blessing, five keys to all the blessings found in the Old Testament, and how to redeem the blessing people may have never received so that their children are blessed.
3.0 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.
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