In anticipation of our Raise Up Parenting Conference Feb. 21-22, we spoke via email with David Thomas of Raising Boys & Girls. David and his colleague, Sissy Goff, will teach on topics related to at least two of their books: Are My Kids on Track? and Modern Parents, Vintage Values. Here’s our conversation with David:
Is there a kids’ age range you recommend for parents attending this conference?
We will be discussing kids from birth through adolescence. We’ll go back and forth throughout the conference, giving examples from toddlers to teens. We commonly have grandparents attend our conferences with their adult children, hoping to learn new things in caring for the kids they love. We are thrilled to have adults of all ages with us in this time.
What would be a realistic expectation for parents to bring to these two days?
Our hope is that we can learn and laugh together. Parenting is hard work, and though we’ll be talking about important ideas, we want to make the learning fun and engaging. We share visuals of the ideas we’re discussing to make the content even more relevant, alongside giving practical tips for implementing these ideas. We’ll discuss some important emotional, social and spiritual milestones we hope to see the kids we love progressing toward, but more importantly practical ideas for helping kids move toward these milestones.