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We offer a variety of developed workshops or we will customize a message to fit the needs of your group and mission. Let us know how we can bring Brave Parenting to your group or organization.

Workshops

We speak to parents and students on Media/Technology related topics and parenting counter-culture. Below is a list of workshops you may choose from or we can also create or tailor our messages to fit your community or group.

Young Eyes Big Screens

60-90 minutes

It seems almost second nature now: a whining toddler is out of control and a parent distracts him/her with their smartphone. Calm and quiet, the parent is relieved and the child, pacified. However, new neural pathways are formed in the child’s brain that will impact speech development, attention, learning, and character. This scenario replays countless times despite expert’s recommendations to limit screen time under 5 years old. 

This presentation will focus on raising awareness to the physical, mental, and emotional effects of screen time/media on children 5 and younger and how parents can make intentional choices now. 

iCharacter: Integrity in an Online World

60-90 minutes

Parents today have the monumental task of raising children in an online-all-the-time world. This new way of life for all of us requires a new way of character and integrity training.

This presentation will teach parents how to both model and teach core character strengths such as patience, respect, honesty, and self-control through the media and technology kids love.

Parents, grandparents, and caring adults of all aged children will learn to own their role as primary influencers in a child’s life as they apply boundaries and limits to build character, protect relationships, and prevent addiction.

Smartphone Parenting

60-90 minutes

The average age for a child to receive their first smart phone is 10 years-old. However, 90% of children have used a smart device by the age of 1 year. 

In this information packed message parents will learn the difference between the FREEDOM smart phones allow and the BONDAGE they more often create, thus providing the right and wrong reasons to give the first smartphone. We’ll highlight the pros and cons of different phones and provide applicable and expanding boundaries so the child can ease into smartphone life, just as parents once did. Additionally, parents will receive an overview of the best monitoring solutions for smartphones.

 

Social Media: Real Dangers Real Solutions

60-90 minutes

Social Media has changed the lives of young and old alike. Our pre-teens and teens now “live” their lives inside social media. Fake news, filtered selfies, curated content, disappearing pictures, addictive streaks, pranks, challenges, like followers, and the ever-present allure of fame are just a few concerns parents have as their children yield to this way of life.

This presentation will evaluate the potential dangers of social media to a child’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing and safety. What are the risks to their relationships, character, and even their future when so much is posted publicly – by both the parents and themselves!?

We’ll also cover best practices, healthy boundaries, and effective monitoring solutions in order to minimize the dangers. 

 

Parenting Digital Natives

3-5 hours

This workshop condenses Brave Parenting’s three main presentations (Young Eyes Big Screens, Smartphone Parenting and Social Media: Real Dangers Real Solutions) into a one intensive workshop. 

This is the first generation of children growing up with tablets as toddlers, smartphones in adolescence and social media as teens. Parents now have the difficult yet valuable role to play in how this technology shapes the character of their children. 

Parents, Grandparents, and Caretakers of all aged children will enhance their knowledge of their own role as media-use-influencers as well as the importance of boundaries and limits to build character and prevent addiction. Additionally, we will deliver essential and practical methods for limiting and monitoring media consumption in the home. 

"Addiction": Smartphone, Social Media, Gaming, & Pornography

60-90 minutes

In our hyper-connected and entertainment-driven world adolescents and teens are thrust into a life where FOMO (fear of missing out), fame-seeking, competition, loneliness, digital connections, and instant gratification not only alters their character, but their education, relationships, and safety as well.  

In this presentation we’ll examine the reality, dangers, and potential solutions for over usage, problematic usage or addictive use of these common vices. We’ll equip parents with ways to identify, prevent, as well as treat, addictive-like usage.

Privacy & Predators (for Parents & Teens)

60-90 minutes

We now live in a world where every piece of digital information is kept indefinitely, locations are tracked, addresses are publically posted, and every moment is shared with the world.

These implications are vastly disregarded. 69% of teens regularly receive unsolicited online messages from unknown people. But it’s not only predators who are able to find you. Schools, employers, insurance companies, future in-laws, and more will all be able to judge your character based on the personal information shared online.

This presentation is designed for parents and teens to attend together.

Essential Guide to Monitoring Resources & Parental Controls

60-90 minutes

Wi-Fi is everywhere and between smartphones, laptops, tablets, game consoles, e-readers, and smart TVs – not to mention all the streaming services – it can be immensely overwhelming to know where to start protecting your family and home from undesired content.

In this presentation we’ll detail a step-by-step process to establish a safe and healthy internet connection. Parents will gain insight on the benefits and detriments of monitoring and parental controls as well as which programs/resources are best to use.

Whether you are tech-savvy or tech-helpless, you will leave this workshop with the knowledge and resources to apply healthy internet and screen boundaries inside the home and across all devices.

Parents Guide to Online Gaming & Streaming

60-90 minutes

Today’s online, algorithm-driven, and potently realistic video games aren’t even comparable to the static games parents grew up with (Pac-Man, Tetris, Mario Bros., Zelda). The video game industry has captured the heart and soul of children and adults through this form of interactive entertainment – sometimes, perhaps, too well. 

In this presentation parents will learn about the gaming industry, the distribution platform Steam, the game Roblox, and streaming website Twitch. 

We’ll discuss the dangers and benefits of gaming/streaming, the need for healthy boundaries, and how to establish gaming standards in your home.

Social Media App Specific

Parents Guide to Instagram

30-60 minutes

Instagram is a photo-sharing app that has become known for its continuous feed of perfection. Owned by Facebook, Instagram is where teens, adults, and businesses build their “personal brand”. 

In this presentation we’ll take a look behind the screen to show parents what’s really going happening on Instagram. Is Instagram right for your child and if so, at what age? We’ll give you the information you need to decide.

Parents Guide to Snapchat

30-60 minutes

Snapchat is a photo-sharing app originally popular for disappearing photos, thus acquiring the street name “sexting app”. Snapchat promotes sharing life as it happens through “snaps” and encourages daily use with “streaks” and its Discover News Feed. 

In this presentation we’ll take a deeper look into Snapchat to determine if it’s still a sexting app and what makes it so desirable for kids. Is Snapchat right for your child, and if so, at what age? We’ll give you the information you need to decide.

Parents Guide to TikTok

30-60 minutes

TikTok is an entertainment app known for 15 or 60 second videos (dancing, lip-syncing, educating, pranking – you name it) all shared through a public feed. Formerly Musical.ly, TikTok has taken the world by storm becoming the most downloaded app in 2020, stirring up National security concerns, and raising up everyday people as “famous” for what they post.

In this presentation we’ll help you decide if TikTok is right for your child, and if so, at what age. 

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FAQ

Fundamentally, yes. We back our belief in Brave Parenting to God’s commandment to brave, strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9), Jesus’s directive to enter through the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13) and Paul’s instruction to not conform to the patterns of this world (Romans 12:2).

Brave Parenting believes that unless we guide and instruct parents how to bravely raise their children to follow Jesus Christ in our current culture, the world will teach our children not to. And that is not acceptable.

But…our educate & equip webinars are secular based and we offer secular based workshops too. We are happy to bring our message to public schools and other non-faith based venues. Regarding mobile media use today, there is a plethora of practical information we provide parent groups for the betterment of our young generation as a whole. 

We are open to speak any day of the week that fits the needs of your group. Daytime events are great for Moms group but we are equally flexible to schedule an evening or weekend event for your organization. Contact us for exact dates.

We typically speak on Media/Technology related topics but also speak on Foster/Adoption (naturally since our founder has 7 foster adopted children) and parenting counter-culture.  We can also create or tailor our messages to fit your community or group.

Our local area is anywhere within 50 miles of San Antonio/Hill Country area of central Texas.  There are no travel fees for events within this area.

However, we speak all throughout the U.S. and are open to international speaking request.

The cost of the workshop depends on the length and material provided.  Workshop and speaking fees start at $800.

Do you have a small budget? If you have a tight budget, please, feel free to contact us.  There are often ways to bring down the cost of the event including in-house printing of our materials, partnering with other local groups to defray costs, or providing other marketing/media resources.

Our calendar fills up quickly, so the simple answer is as soon as you know your event dates.  If you book early and need to change the date, we will work with you as best we can to accommodate the change.

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