Parenting from Tree of Life (Part 3) & Parenting the Middle Years

Life Series Part 3 

Part Three: Life, Children, Encouragement and Correction (5 Sessions)
Takes up the challenges associated with the correction side of training. Correction is not all about fixing undesirable or wayward behavior—parents must also pay attention to the preventative components of training that reduce the amount of correction needed in the first place. Proactively encouraging behaviors that help children stay on track and knowing how to properly correct children to put them back on track is the focus of Part Three.


Parenting the Middle Years

Session 1: Growing together through the Middle Years 
You need to have done GKGW to appreciate this series. In this first lesson you are introduced to the Healthy Family Profile. You will learn what “relational equilibrium” is. You will learn how to guide your child by your influence rather than your authority and how to handle the transition between childhood and adolescence.

Session 2: Deals with the Adolescent Challenges Facing your Family
What is Adolescence? You will learn that there are four types of maturity—Legal, Physical, Social, and Intellectual. What about the 5th one?–Moral Maturity.

Session 3: Influences on your middle year’s children including moral, physical, and peer pressure 
Gary asks the question–What is in your child’s heart? What about the influences of hormones and body changes on behaviour? Gary discusses the matter of peer pressure. What the group thinks has a very powerful influence on your adolescents. Group opinion is very important.

Session 4: The Importance of Communication
As parents – how is your walk with the Lord? Remember your kids are watching you. Paul says in 1 Cor 3:16 ‘Therefore I urge you to imitate me’. – Can you say that to your children? How effective are you at communication – in speaking and listening? Gary says good communication is going to prevent more conflicts than correction will resolve! He then goes on to suggest five musts for healthy preteen communication.

Session 5: Discipline Issues associated with Adolescents
How do you bring discipline into the life of your adolescent? This lesson reviews some of what was learnt in GKGW regarding discipline. You are reminded of the difference between childishness and foolishness. Gary will talk about punishment and consequences.

Session 6: Discipline Issues associated with Adolescents
The three most important things we need to learn about dealing with our adolescents are [1] Relationships. [2] Relationships. [3] Relationships. Dating has no biblical basis. Gary suggests dating should be reserved for courtship. Then he suggests some Do’s and Don’ts of dating. The lesson finishes with the seven warning flags. There is a lot of timely teaching in this lesson.


This course held in FCBC , comes with accompanying children program from 2 to 18 years old.