Equipping Workshop

About the workshop


This Parenting Workshop is designed for parents of children 12 and under, seeking to better understand the foundational basics of raising sturdy young men and women of character. As we have gone further down the road of embracing the “therapeutic” approach to parenting, we have lost both our ability to parent well and raise children who can handle the normal rigors of life.

This workshop is designed to support, equip, and encourage parents along the journey of raising children with a common foundation of healthy parenting. Designed for both single parents and couples (both parents are encouraged to attend when possible), we will focus on navigating the most common obstacles in parenting today.


As a six-session intensive, this workshop will meet weekly beginning the first week of February, 2022. Virtual meetings 60-90 minutes that work within the busy framework of parenting; including 20-30 minutes of advanced homework for each session, open dialog regarding the struggles, challenges, and successes in parenting. Recordings of each session will be made available to all workshop participants.

Meet Your Leader

Keith McCurdy
President & CEO,
Total Life Counseling

Keith McCurdy has worked with families, children, parents, and individuals for over 35 years in the field of mental health, working with more than 20,000 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 Nationally recognized consultant and speaker to corporations and schools both within and outside of the world of Classical Education and he is the founder of Live Sturdy, LLC. He is regularly featured on multiple podcasts including BaseCamp Live and the Circe Institute, speaking on topics related to raising sturdy kids and building sturdy marriages. 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.

He previously served as Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian classical school in Roanoke, VA. Keith is an avid outdoorsman and previously has been actively involved with Boy Scouts of America and coaching high school basketball. He and his wife Lynnie have been married for 27 years and have two adult children.

Syllabus overview



$ 612 SCL Member Price
  • $679 Regular Price
  • Meeting Length: 60-90 min
  • Homework: 20-30 min per week
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Max Enrollment: 12
  • Dates: February - March 2022

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Parents, join two or more other families from your school, register together, and receive a 10% discount. Make sure to ask your school about their member discount as well! What better way to grow as parents than with other like-minded families and friends from your school! (must all register at the same time for the discount to apply)

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