Our team has been listening to parents across the country… to your struggles and concerns, to the questions you need answers to as you’re trying to navigate the cultural currents around you. And we think we can help.
The FamilyLife Canada Parenting Conference is happening April 14th to 23rd, with 10 Workshops on 10 Crucial Parenting Questions. It’ll be 10 Days of Free Streaming while you learn from some of the best educators in the field!
And we’re making this conference on demand because we know you’re busy.
So if you sign up, we’ll send you free access to the workshops so you can take in a few or maybe even several when it’s convenient: watch them at home or listen to the podcast versions on the go, with earbuds in as you get your steps in!
We sure hope you’ll join us for this parenting conference — to be encouraged, have some of your questions answered and be better equipped for your parenting days ahead!
Discover Real Hope, Practical Help and Proven Wisdom!
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Workshops & Presenters
What’s new this year? We’ve lined up workshops on 10 Crucial Parenting Questions from some of the best educators in the field. And there will also be a new workshop for single parents and for those in blended families. Plus, for our Chinese friends, there’s a workshop in Mandarin and one in Cantonese.
And one more new thing! We’ll have podcast versions of each workshop so you can listen while parenting.
Starting April 14th, you’ll get Ten Days of Free Streaming Access to the entire workshop library below to watch or listen at your convenience.
Each workshop will be 20-25 minutes long. Check out the lineup below and please join us!
How Can I Have Helpful Conversations With My Child About Sex, Gender & Sexuality?
There are few things people in our culture are talking about more than gender, sex and sexuality. But as parents, there are few things more difficult to talk about with our kids. This workshop gives us some primers on how to wade into the complexity to have that conversation with our teens.
Presented by Sid Koop, Executive Director of Truth Matters Ministries and Youth Worker Community
Why Is Understanding The 5 Essential Stages Of Parenting So Crucial For Parenting My Elementary-Aged Child?
There are countless resources on child development, but knowing how that should impact our everyday parenting decisions can be a little overwhelming. So let’s talk about the five stages of parenting to get the bigger picture of our roles and goals in raising our children to be lifelong interdependent followers of Jesus. We’ll focus especially on parenting our elementary-aged kids.
Presented by Liza Gant, Registered Counselor and Speaker at Saddleback Church
How Can I Defend My Child From A Pornographic World?
In a world where pornographic content is proliferating and is only a click away, this workshop will equip you to help your child understand the harms of porn and how to reject it. You’ll gain wisdom on staying current on digital dangers, using trusted tools and creating an open and loving dialogue within your family.
Presented by Kristen Jenson, Founder & CEO of Defend Young Minds
How Can I Help My Child Have Healthy Digital Habits?
How much screen time is too much? How can I disciple my family to make wise decisions about the media they consume? This workshop will offer practical tips and guiding principles for parenting our children in a digital age.
Presented by Andie Gabruch, Pastor of Multiplication at Broadway Church, Vancouver
Anxiety And Stress Is Overwhelming My Child. What Can I Do To Help?
When our children are crippled by anxiety and stress, we can feel helpless as parents. In this workshop, you’ll gain tools and wisdom to know the difference between normal child/teen anxiety and when it’s time to seek professional support. You’ll be equipped to help your child right now in practical ways that take their unique mental health struggles into consideration.
Presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson, Clinical Psychologist
How Can I Prevent Everything From Turning Into An Argument?
We know how hard parenting can be when everything — even brushing teeth! — turns into an argument. In this workshop, we’ll introduce the art of asking questions that decrease argumentative reactions and build internal wisdom and character in your kids. You’ll gain tools to create a culture of teamwork in your family.
Presented by Stacy Bellward from Connected Families
How Can I Help My Child Follow Jesus For A Lifetime?
Do you ever wonder if your child will follow Jesus as an adult? Seeing our kids choose to follow Jesus for themselves is one of our deepest desires as Christian parents. In this workshop, you’ll learn practical ideas and new tools to pass on a life-long love for Jesus in accessible ways.
Presented by Ben Woodman, Co-Host of the Alpha Youth Series
How Can Understanding The 5 Stages of Parenting Be A Game Changer For Me and My Teenager?
Every child is currently in a particular stage of development. Together, we will walk through the five stages and look at how they impact your potential goals and roles as a parent. We will then spend the bulk of our time focusing on the often dreaded, but oh so critical, teenage years. Let’s go!
Presented by Jason Pogue, Pastor at Saddleback Church
Are Christian Parents In Canada Successfully Passing Their Faith On To Their Children?
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, along with 15 other ministry partners, have recently completed an extensive research study (surveying over 1,200 Christian parents) to determine how parents are passing on faith to their children. Be one of the first to hear the important findings and the implications for what it means for you, your discipleship approach and your children.
Presented by Lindsay Callaway, Researcher at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
How Do I Help My Child Develop Resilience In An Anxiety-Driven World?
The stresses our kids live with are real and complex. The best way for kids to navigate the burdens and pressures of today and prepare themselves for a mature and healthy adulthood is to develop resilience — that cultivated capacity to bounce back from hardship, stress, discomfort, or critique, as a stronger, more mature individual.
Presented by Dr. Marv Penner, author, Clinical Counsellor and Adjunct Faculty at Wycliffe College
普通话 Ready For Harvest (Mandarin)
Presented by Fay Chao and Bob Li, FamilyLife Canada
「五星星」的親子關係 Five Star Parenting (Cantonese)
Presented by Edmund & Angela Lau, FamilyLife Canada
Blended Families, Single Parents & Married Parents
“You’re not my Mom/Dad, I don’t have to do what you say”?
You’re trying your best. You’re striving to connect with the child God has placed in your life, but they keep stiff-arming you. And they won’t receive you as a parent. It’s frustrating and defeating! This workshop will help you understand what’s behind a statement like this from a child, and what you can do about it.
Presented by Ron Deal, Director of FamilyLife Blended
How Can I Stay Calm With My Kids As A Single Parent?
The days are long and when we are physically and emotionally exhausted it’s easy to lose our cool. Family Coach Jenn Dean will give you practical strategies to stay calm, as well as unique insights into the hearts of our kids. Learn how to stop yelling and not take negative behaviour personally.
Presented by Jenn Dean, Founder of Families Matter Most
How To Turn Your Marriage Conflict into A Superpower For Your Family
When conflict inevitably arises with your spouse, you can feel the need to stuff it or escape from it to protect your kids. But when you deal with your differences in a healthy way, you can set your children up for growth and better connections for life.
Presented by Tori Nieuwhof, Divorce Lawyer and Author of Before You Split
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