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“There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by."
9 Week Parenting on Purpose Video Series by Bob Barnes
Location: Online Video Conference:
January 6th-March 2nd, 2020 | Time: 8:00pm | Mondays
January 7th-March 3rd, 2020 | Time: 8:00pm | Tuesdays
January 8th-March 4th, 2020 | Time: 8:00pm | Wednesdays
We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals, and with today’s barrage of seemingly opposing information and uncharted societal issues, parenting can seem overwhelming. The 9-week Parenting on Purpose Video Series seeks to help parents make sense of all the information, through proven and practical parenting solutions created by Dr. Bob Barnes. Dr. Bob Barnes has a doctorate in counseling and received his education at Maryville College and Florida Atlantic University and he presents seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America.
Parenting on Purpose Weekend Retreat
Location: Naples Florida | Date: July 17th -19, 2020
We are looking forward to hosting the Parenting on Purpose Video Series in a weekend retreat. It will be an opportunity for parents to immerse themselves in the series and connect with other parents. It will be hosted just a few hours away, so it's easy to get to. We encourage parents to bring their children and make this a fun family get away. We will also be offering surprise give-aways. The retreat will be Friday- Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there. More information coming soon.
Parenting on Purpose Support Sessions
Cleft Of The Rock is committed to supporting each family we encounter. We recognize that in these times, it’s incredibly difficult to plan ahead or fit self-improvement as parents into our already jam-packed schedules. From hour-long commutes, to our kids’ extra-curricular activities, to overtime, or a million other time-consumers, it can seem impossible to keep your head above water much less commit to getting somewhere, even if you will leave that somewhere fulfilled, refreshed and better equipped to parent deliberately.
We have good news! We’re introducing our Parenting On Purpose Support sessions (POPS), every Tuesday evening. The great news is you can dial in or join by Video chat from wherever you are! Jump in to let off steam, chime in, or just listen to the topic of the week...whatever you need.
POP or COP Alumni, stay tuned for details on how to join in!
Here's what a few of our attendees have to say about the Parenting on Purpose Series
So far, the Parenting on Purpose series has given me great insight on what true parenting is. I look forward to the learning and conversations each week, and hope to be able to host both "Conversations on Parenting" and "Parenting on Purpose" very soon.
- Dawn Adderley
"Although I don't have kids yet, I saw the benefit of learning and gaining great wisdom for the future. I learned a lot that I would like to integrate into my life right now to help the children of the future."
- Andre Robinson
I feel so fortunate to have Latina as my neighbor. In sharing with her my ups and downs of being a single mom, she invited me into her home for the Parenting on Purpose teaching series this past September. It has been so great to grab my workbook and just walk next door each week for class. This series has been so good and insightful. I've learned so much and really enjoy the discussions after each video. Our conversations have been so open and honest, sharing our experiences as parents; the successes and the struggles. Latina's encouragement and understanding, as someone who has walked this road before me, has been God sent and in His perfect timing. Thank you Cleft of the Rock for all that you are doing for this community.
Looking forward to the next class.
Thanks again for inviting us to the Friendsgiving Hoedown. The kids had so much fun, especially the boys chasing the chickens around.
Pembroke Pines, FL
Every Family Has a Story
My name is Pam Yukpaen and I am originally from Thailand. When I heard from my friend Janel that there was a parenting class in Deerfield I got so excited because I knew I needed some help with my 7 year old son. When I spoke with Latina on the phone, I told her about my son. She made arrangements for me to have a parenting session as soon as possible, although she had business to take care after Hurricane Dorian affected her family.
Our first session was introducing ourselves and discussing what was happening between my son and I. Although Latina was a stranger she treated me so nice. She is warm and very understanding. She is so proper and such a good example for me, due to how organized she is with everything; from her house to raising children.
In each session we watched Dr. Bob who is knowledgeable about parenting. He has a sense of humor, which makes it fun to watch the videos while learning at the same time. After each video, we had a discussion about the video topics. The more I learned, the more I found that all of the issues I am dealing with or complaining about my kids are the same problems others have. That replaced the parenting class that my parents didn’t have.
Every class I am parenting myself and applying it with my children. I wish I took this parenting class before I had my first child. Everyone should take parenting classes before they marry and have children.
- Pam Yukpaen
Am I Still Daddy's Girl?
by Melanie Lightbourn-Rowe
Are you a daddyless daughter? Don't despair. There are many young ladies that share your disappointment as well as your pain. "Am I Still Daddy's Girl?" provides hope for the young daughter that wishes she still captures her father's heart. When the lines of communication remain open to change, than change just might come! The question is, "Are you willing?"
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