An enlightening time providing valuable context to:
– parents who seem to need our permission to parent.
– teachers who find the seats in their classroom occupied by students overwhelmed by technology with an inability to properly respond to appropriate expectations,
– to administrators who need to understand, serve, respond, and oversee it all!
This information can lessen stress, open lines of communication & bring understanding to help teachers and administrators be better prepared to do their jobs.
Coffee, Meet and Greet8:15 am - 8:30 am
Session 1 – Understanding our Audience- Who are today’s parents and children?8:30 am - 10:00 am
Break10:00 am - 10:15 am
Session 2 - How did we get here? The role of Psychology and culture in shaping parenting10:15 am - 11:45 am
Wrap-up – Q&A11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session 3 – How do we recover key elements of developing “Maturity?”1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Break3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Session 4 – Engaging families (parents & students) in a meaningful way3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Conversation with Heads of School4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Keith has worked with families, children, parents, and individuals for over 30 years in the field of mental health, working with more than 12,000 individuals and families. He received his Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from James Madison University. He is currently the President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc., and is licensed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Keith provides counseling and consulting services as well as a variety of workshops on improving parenting skills, building strong marriages, and maintaining healthy relationships. He has developed and regularly offers parenting retreats entitled “Raising Sturdy Kids” to help parents operate from the correct paradigm with their children and has extended and customized this powerful program for schools and students.
For many years Keith has been a consultant and speaker nationally to schools both within and outside of the world of Classical Education.
He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian classical school in Roanoke, VA. Keith is a regular contributor to The Roanoke Star with articles on children, parenting, and marriage. He has also been featured twice on the Circe Institute’s podcast “The Commons” discussing raising sturdy kids. His primary focus is helping others better understand how a Christian worldview, not psychology, should be the primary influence in parenting and relationships today. A significant part of his work has been helping parents understand the needed benefit of allowing their children to struggle to learn to do hard things. Keith is an avid outdoors man and is actively involved with Boy Scouts of America and coaching high school basketball. He and his wife Lynnie have been married for 24 years.