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Stanwich Congregational Church, Greenwich, CT

David Thomas and Sissy Goff present “Raising Boys and Girls” and “Intentional Parenting”

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Raising Boys and Girls  

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(This is a joint version of Sissy Goff's Raising Girls and David Thomas' Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys classes with additional insight from Melissa Trevathan.) David helps you understand and explore the hearts, minds and ways of boys and the vital role we play on the journey from boy to manhood. Sissy dives into the heart of girls to help adults understand the different stages of development for girls: what is normal, what is not, and how to relate effectively. Melissa speaks to the heart of the adults in the life of the child - how each stage will bring up your own hopes, your own fears, even your own childhood.

They will help you learn what it means to call out the unique identity of the kids you love. The class is filled with practical tips and suggestions. You will receive fresh insight and much-needed encouragement for the road of raising boys and girls. Raising Boys and Girls will free you to parent & lead with more life and love. Raising Boys and Girls is generally broken down into Raising Boys and Girls: Kids (covering birth - elementary) and Raising Boys and Girls: Teens (covering adolescence).

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Intentional Parenting  

"I just don't know any more options to try in terms of discipline."

"I am afraid I lost it with my son last night."

"How am I supposed to find time to enjoy them when we're just so busy?"

"Most parenting books I read just leave me feeling really overwhelmed."

Being a free parent.  Parent out of love and not out of fear. Spending real time--connected, engaged time with your son or daughter with no iphones, ipads, or ianything in between. These are a few of the ideas we talk about in this seminar.  It is one born out of countless conversations we have had with parents over the years...conversations where they're wanting to talk about how to be more consistent, patient, connected, balanced, a word more intentional with their children of all ages.  This seminar is our response.  In it, we give specific ideas on:

¥ being a consistent parent

¥ being a patient parent

¥ being a connected parent

¥ being a balanced parent

¥ and, finally, what it looks like to be free.

Regardless of their age, your children look to you to help them discover who you are.  This time will help you do just that.  You are growing right alongside them.  Our hope is that you will leave this seminar refreshed with humor, truth and grace and more confident to parent with all of the love, mercy and intentionality with which God continues to parent you. Understanding you. Understanding your child.