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"Parenting is HeartWork" Parenting Workshop

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 08:30 to 12:30
6:8 Activities
Six:Eight Vineyard Church, 1116 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, USA

"Parenting is HeartWork" Parenting Workshop
with Shelley Melvin
at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:30am-12:30pm (registration and child drop-off begins at 8am)

$20 per person/parent (each attendee needs to complete a separate registration/payment form)

To register and pay, please proceed to:
Parenting Is Heart Work Registration & Payment Form

Following successful registration and payment, you will receive an automated confirmation e-mail for your transaction. We will also e-mail all registered participants a few days before the workshop with event reminders, parking information etc. You can also refer back to this event page at any time.

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Event Description:

Join us Saturday, February 10th, from 8:30am to 12:30pm for "Parenting is HeartWork", a seminar & discussion of raising our children in light of our Christian faith. Exploring scriptural principles & discovering practical tools along the way.

Our time will be led by Shelley Melvin, mother of two, with 20 years experience as Director of Children’s Ministries & trained by the National Center for Biblical Parenting ( Shelley also offers one-on-one sessions with parents if needed which can be arranged after the seminar, or at a later date.

The event will be held at Six:Eight Vineyard Church. Visit for registration, directions & other information. Childcare provided (let us know the number & ages of your children upon registering). Cost will be $20/person; we urge both parents to attend. Please do not let a lack of funding deter you from coming; contact for scholarships or questions.

Below is a description of some of the material covered…

Session #1 – Teaching Kids to Listen and Follow Instructions
Parents often become frustrated because their kids don’t listen. In this session we take apart the instruction process & point out five steps for children ages 2-18. Parents learn how to teach cooperation & responsibility in this practical session.

Session #2 – Correction Ideas that Touch the Heart
The goal of discipline is a changed heart. This session gives parents several hands-on tools to use when children need to be corrected. A change of heart is defined in practical terms & parents go away with a plan to use seven categories of consequences to motivate heart change in their kids. The underlying principle taught is that behavior modification is not enough. Parents must keep an eye on the heart.

Session #3 – Ending Discipline Times with Impact
Parents often don’t know how to end discipline in a constructive way. This session explains a routine for helping children process correction & learn from the experience. Teaching children about repentance & forgiveness are heart gifts discussed here. This tool is especially helpful for children who blame others or have a victim mentality.

The seminar is creative with interaction & several opportunities for parents to make specific application to their own families. The seminar ends by talking about God’s desire to touch the hearts of parents, not just their kids. Parents leave encouraged, armed with lots of practical strategies & a new vision for touching the hearts of their children.