Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Character Training From the Heart parenting seminar coming to Oak Grove!

What: Ray and Donna Reish's (of Positive Parenting 365 and Training for Triumph) "Character Training From the Heart" parenting seminar

When: Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th

Times: Friday 6:00-9:00; Saturday morning 9:00-12:00

Where: Oak Grove Church of God in Columbia City, Indiana in the Hall.

RSVP: May RSVP by sending $10 per couple or individual and $5 for any and all children (not per child) and your name, address, phone, and email, along with children’s names and ages, to 2426 S. Raber Rd., Columbia City, 46725—note that scholarships are available; please call the church for that information.

More RSVP: May also register by phone (and walk-ins accepted)--Phone-260-244-3052

Children's Programming: Staffed nursery available for children ages three and under. Children’s ministry by Brother Joe Schmidt from Texas—illusions, stories, music, crafts, games, and snacks with a good helper/child ratio. (Note: Children’s programming and child care is only five dollars per family, regardless of number of children.) Children’s activities will be in the Children’s Zone—parents may visit, stay, or check on their children as desired. Note that babies may stay with parents if desired.

Details of Seminar: Ray and Donna will present their Friday evening and Saturday morning character training seminar for all Christian parents (see topic list below). To learn more about their ministry, visit their blog at http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/

                                              Seminar Schedule

This Christian parenting seminar focuses on character training from toddlerhood through about age twelve. Sessions go in chronological order, age-wise, by character quality (with 45 min sessions and 10 min breaks between), so parents may choose the ones that pertain to them if they are unable to attend all of the seminar.

*Friday night and half day Saturday— 6:00-9:00 on Friday and 9:00-12:00 on Saturday

                                 FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00 –OVERVIEW: The Why’s and How’s of Character Training: The Importance of Character Training, Modeling, Developing Good Family Habits, Parenting Paradims essential to character training, and more

7:00-8:00 --The Early Qualities in Toddlers and Preschoolers: Contentment, Obedience, Cheerfulness, and Submission

8:00-9:00 --Laying the Foundation for All Qualities for All Ages: Focus on Obedience and Submission; Child Discipline; Three Types of Parenting—Proactive, Positive, and Punishing

                             SATURDAY MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00-10:00 —Helping Our Children Add Virtue to Their Lives: Link Between Foundational Qualities and “Higher Level” Qualities; Helping Children Gain Their Own Moral/Character Compass; The Next Qualities

10:00-11:00 —From Obedience to Initiative: Responsibility, Helpfulness, Kindness, Respect, and Honesty

11:00-12:00 Growing in Character: Initiative, Deference, Resourcefulness, Diligence, Promptness, Empathy, and More

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