Parenting is probably the most difficult job you and I will ever have. It’s an emotional roller coaster. One day it seems like our kids are normal and then the next day they act like your grandma’s cat. They hide most of the day and then jump out and scream about something right before they run back upstairs. Being a parent is stressful. But it’s also the best thing in the world.
This weekend FC is providing a Parenting Conference to partner with parents and help equip them to be the parents God is calling them to be. I realize that there are a lot of activities that want to steal our attention, but it’s up to you to decide what’s most important. Here are 4 reasons you should ditch your current plans and make last minute plans to attend the conference.
1. Your kids need your A-game.
I remember my first-week playing basketball in college and showing up to the gym not really feeling like I wanted to play. Probably tired from a long night of playing Xbox and eating Fudge Rounds. I strolled into the gym thinking I’d be just fine. It took me about 10 seconds on the court with my new teammates to realize that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. These guys could play and I was getting embarrassed. From that day forward I had to prepare myself to bring my very best to the court.
In the same way, my kids need my very best… every…single….day. Even when I’m tired and I don’t feel like parenting, they need my A-game. The Parenting Conference will equip you to take your parenting game to the next level. Your kids need you to grow. Your kids need you to learn. Your kids need you to focus on the most important job you have right now…and that’s helping them become the adult God is calling them to be.
2. You can’t parent alone.
I guess you can parent alone, but you won’t be providing everything your kid needs to reach his or her potential. The church is God’s way of discipling us through relationships. The Parenting Conference will help you connect with others parents that will, in turn, benefit your kids for years to come.
3. You will be exposed to great resources.
Let’s face it, we need way more than a weekend conference to be better parents. However, we plan to show you all kinds of resources that you probably don’t know about. These resources will be feeding you for years to come.
4. Your kids need to realize that they aren’t the center of the universe.
A few parents have told me they can’t come because their six-year-old has a soccer game on Saturday morning. I have four kids who all play sports. I understand loyalty to the team and finishing what you start. Maybe a relative or a friend can take your child to the game this weekend. Maybe your child could just miss this game. In the grand scheme of things, missing one game won’t send them to counseling.
I could go on but you get the point. I’d love for you to join us this weekend at FC. If you would like to register or find out more information visit http://bit.ly/2w3G8A0