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Parents of teens (and possibly teens)

Parents of teens (and possibly teens)

Tuition Free Dual Enrollment Opportunities

This workshop details the tuition free opportunities available for high school and college credit at Central Piedmont Community College.

This Can’t Wait Until High School! Teaching a Biblical Worldview to ages 6-14

Establishing a clear, biblical worldview and a strong foundation in basic Christian doctrine can help protect your children from false teachings.

Relational Wisdom in the Movies

Relational wisdom is your ability to discern emotions and interests in yourself and in others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships constructively. In this life-changing message, Ken Sande will describe the biblical basis for relational wisdom and show how these skills can enable you to experience closer relationships and less conflict at home, at church and in the workplace, as well as improved team-building, better job performance and a more credible witness for Christ.

Arrows for the Target: Preparing Our Children to Leave

Are you preparing your children to leave you or to stay with you? Why are some families sheltering their children to extreme levels, hindering them from growing up and moving out? What about daughters who are done with their schooling? How do we help our sons discover their calling and prepare them to be leaders in their own homes? In this workshop, Mark will give practical and biblical teaching on how to equip and prepare these “arrows” God has loaned us to leave the family when it is time and hit the target God intended for them.

The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture

How can Christians bring moral clarity to issues like abortion and embryonic stem cell research? How can they use science and philosophy to present a gracious and persuasive case for the pro-life view? Scott uses humor and hard-hitting logic to argue for the truth of the pro-life view and suggests three key questions that must be answered by biblically-informed Christians on the single greatest moral issue of our day.

Communication and Social Media in the 21st Century--Helping Our Teens Live for Christ

Our children engage the world through technology like no other generation has ever before. Computers and communication tools like email, Facebook, instant messengers, cell phones and texting can be used for good but can also be a means to draw our hearts away from the Lord. Tracy shares the pros and cons, practical tips and experience to help parents navigate this ever-growing world of social networking with their teens for God’s glory.

Navigating the College Maze

A former admissions counselor and homeschooling parent will explain the college process, what courses your student should take and when, SAT vs. ACT, how to score more scholarship money, what should (and shouldn’t) be on your teen’s high school transcript and what’s the real scoop on financial aid.

Online Classes? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Moving into the future with homeschooling, the availability of online education is exploding! Is it effective? Is it legal? How does it work? If we are thinking about it, what age should we begin? What are the pros and cons? Aren’t all of the classes about the same? And maybe the most important question—can the teacher see us in our jammies? Between them, Diane and Marji have homeschooled nine children, all moved into college, and both have one more remaining in their homes.

A Journey of Grace–Coming Alongside Your Child in the Teen Years

What does parenting look like as your child enters into the young adult years? What are your children’s greatest needs, strengths and weaknesses? What priorities do you as a parent embrace during this time of your child’s transition into adulthood? With three teens still at home, plus two married and two college-age adult children, Tracy personally relates some of her struggles, joys and failures as a parent, encouraging moms and dads to have great hope in a faithful God who desires to knit the hearts of parents and their children during this special season of life.

The Empty Nest—It’s Coming

Whether you are dreading these years or excitedly looking forward to them, most mothers experience common thoughts, struggles and emotions when you enter the empty nest years. Come here from two mothers in different stages of this process about what to expect and be comforted by the fact that you are not alone and maybe be able to prepare just a bit.