Where Have All of the Parents Gone?

Keith McCurdy discusses the role of parents and teachers in creating a healthy school culture.

Do you have parents who seem to need permission to parent? Are your students overwhelmed by technology or unable to properly respond to appropriate expectations? Are you an administrator who needs to understand, serve, respond and oversee it all? Join us for a session to gain valuable context, lessen stress, open lines of communication, bring understanding and help teachers and administrators be better prepared to do their jobs.

Keith McCurdy

Keith McCurdy has worked with families, children, parents and individuals for over 30 years in the eld of mental health, working with more than 12,000 individuals and families. He received his master’s 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 Raising Sturdy Kids parenting retreats to help parents operate from the correct paradigm with their children. He has extended and customized this powerful program for schools and students. For many years, Keith has been a consultant and speaker 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 classical Christian school in Roanoke, Virginia. 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 to discuss raising sturdy kids. His primary focus is helping others better understand how a Christian worldview — not psychology — should be the primary in uence in parenting and relationships today. A signi cant part of his work has been helping parents understand the bene t of allowing their children to struggle and do hard things. Keith is an avid outdoorsman, is actively involved with Boy Scouts of America and coaches high school basketball. He and his wife, Lynnie, have been married for 24 years.

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