Does anyone have recommendations for parenting classes?

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Anyone have classes they would recommend that are geared toward parents.  I have heard good things about Love and Logic, but it is pretty spendy.  Wondering if there are other options out there?

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Brad,

Try Home Grown: Handbook for Christian Parenting, a new publication by Faith Alive Resources.  It comes complete with a 7 week study guide and a DVD with some introductory comments for each session.  We will be using this publication in the spring for an evening parenting discussion group.  It looks really good!!!

Liz

We just finished a session on "Dealing with Today's Teens" Heartlight Ministries Foundation, a seminar for parents & youth workers which includes DVDs, workbook for the parents and leader's guide. It was presented right after the morning service when the children were in Sunday School. We had a very good turnout and will do it again. www.heartlightresources.com 

Eva

 

Brad's question is mine. I'm trying to find some good materials on parenting with a media/video component. Where can I find reviews on the various offerings?  I've gone through Boundaries for Kids but find their accompanying video a bit heavy & dry. What I do like about their materials is that the video offers short teaching segments that then lead to discussion. People don't necessarily have to prepare ahead of time.  

Nate

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Nate,

Another potential video resource is Paul David Tripp's Getting To The Heart of Parenting.  You can buy the DVD on his personal site and download handouts for free. http://www.paultrippministries.com/store 

I haven't done this yet, but am considering it for spring.  We did his What DId You Expect? series.  Video quality isn't as slick as some but content was very good. His relationship book is pretty Christocentric and have heard positive comments about the parenting course.

Brad,

Did you ever use Paul David Tripp's Getting To The Heart of Parenting?  I'm wondering about any thoughts you have on the material. 

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Nate We did not end up using it.  Sorry, I don't have anything to share.

Thanks for getting back on that. I think we're going to give it a try. 

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