DVD sessions led by Ann Benton to use with the Putting Parenting to Bed course
Part of the Putting Parenting to Bed series.
The successful Putting Parenting to Bed course is now even easier to run with this new DVD which features interviews and scenarios, as well as the main talk from presenter Ann Benton. Please note, this DVD is available in NTSC format only.
The course can be three or six sessions and gives parents some simple, common-sense basics for raising children with confidence, based on the age-old, tried & tested wisdom of the Bible. There is a challenge for unbelieving parents to re-evaluate what they think about life which can lead to a real opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Perfect to use as an outreach course in your community or toddler groups, as well as with parents in your church.
Ann Benton’s warm and engaging talks offer common-sense guidance on the parenting essentials: communication, discipline and relationship. The first session gently introduces a Biblical view of what child is, and highlights common parenting pitfalls that are easy to relate to. Session Two tackles ‘The big D-word’—discipline, and explores how we can be loving, authoritative parents. The final session discusses how we can build healthy relationships with our children and invites parents to reflect on what values they want to pass on to them.
Session One: The trouble with parenting - parents!
Part 1 - What is a child?
Part 2 - Parenting pitfalls
Session Two: The big D-word - discipline
Part 1 - Communication
Part 2 - Discipline
Session Three: Live and interactive - relationship
Part 1 - Myths and mistakes
Part 2 - Values and virtues
|The Good Book Company
The Bible clearly underpinned all the principles of the course without the content being in any way pushy and it seemed very clear to everyone, from the feedback at the end of the course, that God’s way makes sense and is clearly best!... continue reading
Ann Benton is a very wise, Christ-loving woman. As a mother herself, she understands the challenges parents face. She gives excellent advice that I found useful for supporting friends with children and in my career as an educator, working with parents and their children. A must have for every Christian parent!
We used this book as research for a parenting seminar, as a result one of the ladies has started a parenting class for her neighbors who are not involved in church, using the 'putting parenting to bed' resource and has been encouraged.
This parenting course is thought provoking, realistic and practical. It is flexible enough for you to tailor to your group in terms of presentation style and the time you have available. We only had 30-40 mins each week with our Toddler Group mums and while more time would obviously be great, those minutes were still really worthwhile.
We ran this course at our church and it went really, really well. About 70 people...more than half non-Christian and 3-4 couples signed up for Christianity Explored.
We followed the course very much as set out in the Leaders Guide but adding some examples from personal experience. It was well received by the Group of 12 parents who immediately identified with the studies and have reported subsequently how they have put the strategies and understanding to practical use with their own children. It will now form the basis for regular annual parenting training in the life of the Church. It is non-threatening to folk who are not regular churchgoers and offers Gospel opporunities to engage with folk and invite them into other Church activities. A much-needed and well-crafted programme for all parents.
We've just run this course for the first time and were impressed with how its overtly Christian 'common-sense' approach was linked together with some very practical application. This was well received and has provoked some extremely positive feedback. And it only runs for 3 weeks...