Parenting is hard.
It’s easy to feel like you’re not doing a good enough job, worn out and defeated because no one else seems to have the struggles you do. Or, perhaps you’re frustrated because the ideal picture of what your family would be when you grew up looks anything but that “perfect” image?
Despite these tough feelings (and so many more!), we are called to be a compelling presence, right there in our messy living rooms, crowded minivans and noisy dinner tables. Amongst the extracurricular activities, sick days, cell phone arguments and peer interactions…we are to be compelling for our kids.
But what does a “compelling presence” even look like, and is it a reality, with kids?
Mark your calendars and join us for our very first Compelling Parents Conference on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This year’s theme, “The Time is Now”, will help us focus on intentional parenting. We’ll have breakout sessions on parenting sons and daughters, helping children cope with loss and grief, and the unique challenges of being a military family.
The Compelling Parents Conference is a day for you to engage in practical teaching and talk with other parents just like you! Invite your parent friends! Lunch and childcare are provided for all registered.
To register for the conference, please visit the Information Center on Sundays or register online anytime! Looking forward to having you here with us! The time is now.
Amber Seneres will be joining us.
Amber Seneres is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina with a private practice located at The Counseling Center in Elizabeth City. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling that was received in December 1999, from United Theological Seminary, Dayton Ohio. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education that was received in December 2006 from East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina. She is a Certified Trauma Specialist and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Over the course of the last 7 years, much of her work has focused on children, adolescents and teaching parenting skills. Her passion is helping others learn to regulate emotions and take charge of their own lives.