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First Baptist Church, Cumming, GA

David Thomas to present "Being a Purposeful Parent" and "Navigating the Emotional World of Kids"

Being a Purposeful Parent

Parenting is one of the most important callings of our lives. We step into this life-changing process without a road map or an instruction manual. This class centers around four basic concepts for being an intentional parent. We'll discuss the purpose of parenting, the significance of our contribution, and some foundational ingredients our kids need from us. This time will also invite you to consider some important questions your kids need you to ask.

You will leave with four questions to answer on behalf of your kids, as well as instructions on some great experiential activities to do with your family.   This class is designed for parents of kids from pre-school to college who want to take a more intentional, purposeful journey. 

Navigating the Emotional World of Kids

According to the statistics, we are the most addicted, in-debt, depressed, obese population in U.S. history.  We go to great lengths to avoid, deny, medicate or suppress emotions.  This country is full of adults who never learned how to navigate their emotions in a constructive way.  What would it look like to raise a generation of emotionally and spiritually healthy children?  

This workshop will focus on understanding the emotional development of children.  We’ll identify three important emotional milestones for kids to hit as they develop, and the ingredients for helping them reach them.  We will explore the role of temperament in nurturing kids emotionally.  Parents and educators will be introduced to practical ideas for furthering a child’s emotional development.