Have you ever felt like you could use extra guidance in the realm of navigating youth culture or parenting in a digital world?
Foothill Christian School is excited to announce a NEW parent resource this year... Parent University. Parent University is a group of seminars/classes hosted by experts in the fields of parenting and child development that address relevant issues and give you tangible ways to help your children and strengthen your families. These classes serve as Foothill's desire to partner with families and become a parent resource for our school community. Classes will be held throughout the school year. We expect every family to attend at least one.
This fall Foothill is offering two classes on the topics of digital media consumption in the home and becoming tech wise families.
Other topics will range from caring for the social/emotional health of children during a pandemic (by popular request), to preventing bullying & cyber bullying, to fostering spiritual growth in your home. Stay tuned for more dates in the spring.
Sunday, September 26, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:15 PM
Proverbs commands us to “get wisdom, get understanding”. It says, “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding...the gain from her is better than from silver and her profit is better than gold.” The promises made to those who get wisdom are astounding!
But where do we find it? Increasingly, people are looking to the internet. We drink from the fountain of social media for hours each day. We gorge ourselves on our favorite news channel or political pundit. We give our attention to authority figures who say what we want to hear.
And then we wonder why we feel sick, hollowed out and exhausted.
Is there a better place to look? Yes and author, Brett McCracken will show us! Inspired by the food pyramid model, the Wisdom Pyramid challenges us to increase our intake of enduring, trustworthy sources (like the Bible) while moderating our consumption of less reliable sources (like social media). If you’ve noticed that we are increasingly divided... If you’re tired of feeling spiritually anemic... If you’re a parent that’s concerned about your child’s social media consumption... If you realize you’re seeking wisdom from the wrong sources... If you want to learn how to feed your soul a nutritious diet... join us!
This night, hosted by Foothill Church, is intended to equip parents to live faithfully and winsomely within the culture and how to teach your children to do the same. This event is from 5:00 - 6:15pm at our Baseline Campus. For more information CLICK HERE.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Ever feel like you and your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices? Want to talk about digital media more with your kids, but aren’t sure how? Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as interviews with parents like you, this seminar will offer new breakthroughs for your most pressing tech-related dilemmas: using social media responsibly, setting limits on device usage without isolating your kids from their friends, and how to handle inappropriate sharing. Ultimately, we want digital media to be a force that helps knit our families together rather than ripping us apart at the seams. Join us for tips to develop a plan that works for your family without making media—or you—the enemy!
Scheduled on October 7, 2021 from 6:30 - 8:00pm at Foothill Christian School where Brad Griffin*, Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, will share content via a live, in-person parent workshop, presenting content from Navigating Our Digital World for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students.
* Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents (see fulleryouthinstitute.org). A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of 3 Big Questions that Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and the series Can I Ask That?: 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith.