FamJam Parenting Workshop

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A morning of development for families desgined to stengthen all parents, grandparents and caretakers in our community.

FamJam is a Parenting Workshop held at Holy Cross to help encourage and equip parents.

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging jobs in the world, especially in today’s society.

How many of us have asked ourselves, “Am I trying to live up to unrealistic expectations? How to I respond to my strong-willed child? Am I putting enough effort in my marriage?” When these questions arise, we often don’t know where to look. It’s rare that we take a step back and evaluate how our home is run. FamJam is here to help with that! 

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FamJam Parenting Workshop

Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30-1:00 p.m.
Childcare available for infants through 8th grade

What to Expect at FamJam 2019

3 session times throughout the morning
You choose which workshops to attend
Fun childcare for infants through 8th grade

Schedule for the Day

8:30-9:00  Welcome & Refreshments
9:00-9:20 Opening Assembly
9:30-10:20 Session 1
10:30-11:20 Session 2
11:30-12:20 Session 3
12:30-1:00pm Lunch

Featured Speakers and Workshops

Session One

Choose 1

No More Perfect Parents

Jill Savage
Founder of Hearts at Home, Christian Speaker, Author/Co-Author of 12 books

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There is simply no such thing as a perfection on this side of heaven. There are no such
things as perfect kids, perfect homes, perfect bodies, perfect marriages, or even
perfect meals.

With refreshing honesty, Jill Savage exposes some of her own shortcomings with the
goal of helping parents everywhere find contentment in the midst of this real, but
sometimes messy life.

This message will help you…
· Change your unrealistic expectations to realistic expectations in order to better
manage everyday challenges.
· Give grace and love to your family even in difficult life circumstances.
· Increase your confidence when you resist the urge to compare your family’s
insides to other family’s outsides.
· Discover the beauty of grace when you stop judging yourself and stop judging
· Find freedom from disappointment when you embrace your real family, your real
challenges, and your real, but imperfect, life.

From Chaos To Calm: Reclaiming Peace in Your Home

Marianne Miller
Author of The Gift of Enough and Certified Parenting Instructor

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In this workshop you will learn how to effectively navigate all the turbulent emotions in
your home, including your own. You will understand how to gain and maintain authority
through a positive parent/child relationship. Parents will leave this session with a
practical framework and useful strategies for bringing peace back to the home.

A 40 Day Journey of Prayer for Your Marriage

Tim Heck
Author, Speaker, Therapist, Litergies

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Dr. Tim Heck will talk about his newest book, a book of practical and powerful prayers
for couples to pray together to strengthen their relationship. He will discuss the research
on prayer as an effective resource for marital improvement and share some of his own
findings from having studied the effect of prayer on marriage. The book is also filled with
daily reflections designed to get couples thinking and talking about some important
aspects of their relationship, which Dr. Heck will explain. Most Christians believe in the
power of prayer, now let’s put that power to work for your marriage!

Creativity is Key to Brain Development

Erin Sadler
Educator, Certified Brain Health Coach, Founder of The Rooted Family

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The amount of time children have for creative imaginative play at home and at school
is on the decline and that decline is having a big effect on our kid’s brains. Creativity is
a major brain builder and neurological connector, so how do we get more brain
building in today’s busy world?

Erin Sadler, MEd. and founder of The Rooted Family will lead an interactive discussion on
things you can do at home to boost brains, social-emotional skills, cognitive learning,
and mindful self-awareness, all while lowering stress and behavior issues. Building these
skills with practical, simple methods will increase peace and contentment in your family.

You will learn:
• What creativity does in a brain and how to encourage it in your home
• How to move beyond, “I’m Bored” to, “Imaginative PlayMaker”
• How creativity boosts resiliency
• How creative play grows important cognitive processing skills and decreases
• How creative play can help increase social-emotional skills – the main indicator
of health, wellbeing, and happiness
You will walk away with tools you can use the minute you get home plus join a
community who has chosen to parent with the brain in mind.

Put on Your Future Glasses: Executive Functioning!

Kristi Smith, Assistant Director of Exceptional Learners, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Leslie Brown, Autism Consultant, Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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Learn it today and use it tomorrow! Cutting edge strategies to help improve executive functioning skills in the classroom and at home! Learn strategies to help with the following brain functions/skills: Demonstrate situational awareness, Predict possible outcomes and recall past experiences, Generate a plan to achieve an outcome, Initiate appropriate actions and responses to achieve this outcome, Monitor an ongoing manner the success or failure of one’s behavior, Modify performance based on self monitoring and situational awareness and Shift flexibly between activities.

Session Two

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What if…? Handling Your Child’s Anxiety Without Going Crazy Yourself

Sally Groff, MA, LMFT, RPT
Licensed Marriange and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist

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Does your precious, little one sometimes ask you “what if…” or “what about…” questions
a lot? If your child is prone to ask a substantial amount of questions, especially when
they are trying something new or out of the ordinary, chances are you likely have a
child who is dealing with some level of anxiety. Let Sally Groff, MA, LMFT, RPT give you
some practical ideas and strategies to handle your child’s anxiety without driving
yourself crazy in the process.

Digital Citizenship and Your Family

Cara Hougesen
Student Shepherd

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This sectional will discuss social media boundaries and time spent on devices.

Faith and Finances

Andy Hammond, ChFC
Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual

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Andy will be discussing how to build a financial plan with intentionality. Jesus talks a lot about money, its use and what to avoid. The goal of the talk is to help you build the framework of your own financial plan through the lens of scripture. Here are some of the questions that will be answered: How does tithing and giving generously fit into a financial plan? Should you be paying off debt first or saving first? How much should you save for retirement? How much life insurance should you own? Should you use a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA? Andy will also share some of his favorite apps for tracking finances and some resources to help you get started on your family’s financial plan.

Opportunities to Prevent Suicide in Your Family and Community

Colleenia Korapatti, MA, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor at The Anxiety Relief Center

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Learn to respond and communicate with loved ones about different possible scenarios involving suicidal thoughts. Licensed Mental Health Counselor at The Anxiety Relief Center Colleenia Korapatti, LLC will present a workshop on “Opportunities to Prevent Suicide in Your Family and Community.”

The Parenting Gender Gap: Why We Need Both Moms and Dads

Paulette Carson, MSW, LCSW

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Men and women are different by design. As a result, each gender offers unique strengths in parenting, and there are unique needs of boys and girls that get met differently by Mom and Dad. This workshop will describe the impact of fathering and mothering on both opposite sex and same sex parent/child relationships. It will help you to recognize and appreciate the different, but complementary styles that Moms and Dads bring to the family.

Session Three

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No More Perfect Kids

Jill Savage
Founder of Hearts at Home, Christian Speaker, Author/Co-Author of 12 books

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Your kids are created in God’s image, not your own. In this workshop, Jill will equip you with the tools and perspective to:
· Remove the “Perfection Infection” from your parenting.
· Really know each child so you can fully embrace their unique design.
· Release your kids from your unrealistic expectations to allow them to be fully who God designed them to be.
· Answer the core identity questions your kids are silently asking in a way that gives them freedom to be themselves.

Intentional Grandparenting: Leaving a Legacy of Faith

Melissa Luepke, DCE
Holy Cross Lutheran School Director of Development

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Godly grandparents have the potential to powerfully influence the spiritual direction of our grandchildren—to show them Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life. Join us as we explore God’s call to us as grandparents and leave with practical strategies to implement as you intentionally grandparent.

Prioritizing: Living the Balanced Life

Keli Reese
Ministry in Mothering

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Time. Everyone has it. But have you ever felt like there just isn’t enough of it? Are you spent at the end of each day? Do you find yourself doing all the “things”, but still nothing gets done? In this workshop, we will identify time suckers, classify priorities, and create a strategic plan for you to redeem the time!

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child with Confidence

Marianne Miller
Author of The Gift of Enough and certified parenting instructor

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You are not imagining it: by God’s perfect design, some kids are more difficult to raise than others. Embrace this challenge by learning to understand the unique traits of “strong-willed” children. This workshop will provide practical strategies for establishing your authority in the home and nurturing a more positive relationship with your child.

For Kids!

$10/child (includes a Chick-fil-a lunch)

Professor Steve the Science Guy
Jesus time
Camp Lakeview Ministries
Heidi Stan with Rejoice @ Recess
Naomi the Comfort Dog

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FamJam Parenting Workshop at Holy Cross Lutheran Church & School

Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30-1:00 p.m.
Childcare available for infants through 8th grade

Photos from FamJam 2018