Parenting Conference

September 8th, 9am-2pm. at Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church in Fairhope

Lunch is provided

Who is the Speaker?

ESPC is excited to host Mark Gregston, author of the highly acclaimed parenting book Tough Guys and Drama Queens, for a Saturday morning of encouraging and practical advice in parenting teenagers. He is the founder and executive director of Heartlight Ministries, a residential counseling facility for adolescents in crisis. He is also a popular radio host and speaker and leads parenting seminars across the country. He and his wife, Jan, have served families and counseled youth for more than 40 years. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

What will he teach?

Mark will be leading 4 sections that focus on 3 separate aspects of parenting and a final time after lunch for Q&A:  

1. Whats different about todays culture?

   - Mark will help parents understand the culture our teens are having to grow up in….one that we have said we are glad we aren’t having to be raised in.

2. Parenting styles that are & aren't working.

  -  Mark will show parents how authority, perfection, and judgement drive a wedge in our relationship with our teens. 

3. Connect with your kids/New model of parenting.

  -Mark equips parents with a model of parenting – encouraging parents to switch from a teaching model to a training model when their kids enter their teens years. 

There will also be a 4th segment where you can ask Mark questions that arise at your table during our lunch break. 

When is it?

September 8th. 9am-2pm

Where is it?

Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church in Fairhope

We will meet for the seminars in the sanctuary.

Will Lunch be provided?

Yes, ChicFilA is catering

Who needs to attend this conference?

Parents of teenagers or preteens & Grandparents of teens. 

Will childcare be provided?


How much is it?

The cost is $20 per married couple or single parent.  

Is there a deadline?

Yes, Registration will close when 300 people have registered or August 31st. So hurry up and register quick before spots fill up.

When can you register?

NOW!     Click (HERE) to register and pay

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