Parenting 201: IDENTITY, TURMOIL, DISCIPLINE and LEGACY

Beginning October 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Lincroft, NJ – It’s not secret that the teen years are filled with many challenges from identity issues to turmoil and rebellion, discipline and difficult conversations. Who can parents turn to for answers? How can today’s parents build a legacy of sound parenting for their children?

To help parents navigate the teen terrain and more, Lincroft Presbyterian Church (www.lincroftpresbyterianchurch.org) will host a new four-week parenting workshop series beginning Tuesday, October 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with sessions weekly at the same time October 11, 18, and 25 at Lincroft Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of W. Front Street and Everett Corner Road.

“With increasing pressures in-person and online, parents are searching for tangible tools to help them navigate the numerous pressures and challenges their children face, maintain a relationship of mutual respect and help their teens deal with many of life’s challenges,” notes LPC Pastor Brian Croak.  “As a parent of three, I have learned many lessons through daily living but these discussions among parents helps us all find a path that nurtures our children through these turbulent times.”

Each session explores the challenges facing teens and their parents with video presentations from family psychologists Les and Leslie Parrott, followed by hands-on, interactive discussions with Jill Humann, a Middletown teacher and parent and Pastor Brian on:

-         Identity issues

-         Handling turmoil

-         Working through discipline and rebellion

-         Creating a legacy for your family

"Parents have told us how not only how grateful they are for programs but how much their family relationships have improved as a result of attending our series," notes Jill Humann.  "As we enter the fifth year of the series we always meet new families who leave with tips and tools for better communication."

The four hands-on, interactive sessions are free and open to the public.   Sessions fill up quickly; seating is limited. Please RSVP for the series at LPC’s office:  732-741-8921.

LPC, a small family church, hosts youth group meetings for junior high and senior high teens and offers opportunities for community service programs, fellowship and mission trips. Information about all LPC programs and activities are updated on www.lincroftpresbyterianchurch.org or by calling the church office.