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2014 Workshops

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Lou Priolo

Teach Them Diligently part 1
New parenting books are cropping up all the time. But when it comes to the day-to-day challenges of raising children, too few parents really know how to rely on the Bible to provide guidance in doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. As an author, lecturer, biblical counselor, and father, Lou Priolo has the experience and grounding in Scripture to help you take hold of the biblical principles of child raising. In this first part of a two-workshop series, Lou will offer insights into how to teach and correct your kids while maintaining the proper attitude and goals. Donít miss this chance to find the tools you need to parent effectively, according to Godís design!
Teach Them Diligently part 2
In this workshop Lou will continue to explain how to practically use the Scriptures in child training. The focus for this hour will be on correcting sinful thoughts, words, attitudes, and actions as well as training children in righteousness so that the "corrected" problems do not reappear. There will also be a brief Q&A period at the end of this presentation.
Parenting Teenagers
Did you know that, down through the ages, people were considered to be adults at a much younger age than we consider them to be today? Many scholars are convinced that the long gap between childhood and adulthood, which we call adolescence, simply did not exist in ancient cultures. What does this mean for us? How do we parent teenagers biblically in the twenty first century in light of the fact that the Bible was written in a time when teenagers were seen and treated much more like adults than they are today. If you donít know the answers to these questions, come to this workshop.
How to Avoid Provoking Children to Anger
Angry outbursts, harsh words, impatience, arguments and temper tantrums: Do you feel like you are always pushing your childrenís hot buttons? Are you trapped in a vicious cycle? Are you longing for someone to help you diagnose the problem from a biblical perspective and show you what you can to do to help your child deal with his or her anger?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will not want to miss this presentation. In a straightforward and compassionate presentation, author, lecturer, biblical counselor and father Lou Priolo will dig below the surface of childrenís anger problems and identify some of the most common ways parents tend to provoke their children to anger.

Helping Children with Disrespectful Attitudes
There is probably nothing that provokes parents to anger quicker and more often than disrespect. To make matters worse, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of ways in which children can be disrespectful to their parents. The words they choose, the tone of their voices, and what they communicate with their bodies, especially their faces, all have the potential (individually and collectively) to communicate insolence, impudence, impertinence, and contempt. This workshop is designed to help parents identify and address these external manifestations of rebellion in the hearts of their children.

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