Central Arkansas Christian Schools and New Life Church will present Raising Boys and Girls, a free parenting conference, Aug. 14-15, 2022. The seminar is free and open to the public and presented by Daystar Counseling Ministries from Nashville, Tennessee.
The conference will feature David Thomas, director of family counseling at Daystar. He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts — including his own called Raising Boys and Girls.
He also has been featured in publications like The Washington Post and USA Today and speaks across the country.
Read more about David Thomas, L.M.S.W.
David is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN. He is the co-author of ten books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys and Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach as well as his two latest titles Raising Emotionally Strong Boys and Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions (available for pre-order now!). He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including his own called Raising Boys and Girls, has been featured in publications like The Washington Post and USA Today, and speaks across the country. He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a yellow lab named Owen. You can follow him on social media @raisingboysandgirls and find the latest parenting resources at raisingboysandgirls.com.
CAC will host “Navigating the Emotional World of Kids” on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. at the secondary campus auditorium in North Little Rock. Learn more about the session below.
Navigating the Emotional World of Kids
This workshop will focus on understanding the emotional development of young children, the elements of emotion and how they process feelings. We will also explore temperament as a foundation for understanding emotion and our calling to be good stewards of children’s emotional and spiritual well-being. Parents and educators will also be introduced to the concept of reading between the lines as a means of understanding emotion in a child’s behavior. The seminar will end with practical ideas for furthering a child’s emotional development.
New Life Church will host “Being a purposeful parent” on Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at 8000 Crystal Hill Road in North Little Rock. Learn more about the session below.
Being a Purposeful Parent
Parenting is one of the most important callings of our lives. We step into this life-changing process without a road map or an instruction manual. This class centers around three basic concepts for being an intentional parent. We’ll discuss the purpose of parenting, the significance of our contribution, and some foundational ingredients our kids need from us. This time will also invite you to consider some important questions your kids need you to ask.
You will leave with three questions to answer on behalf of your kids, as well as instructions on some great experiential activities to do with your family. This class is designed for parents of kids from pre-school to college who want to take a more intentional, purposeful journey.