What dates can I book?
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.
What is the charge for speaking?
Our speaking fee for events starts at $250. We provide all marketing material as well as helpful guides and handouts for the attendees.
A travel fee will be required for events outside our local area.
What is your local area?
Anywhere within 100 miles of San Antonio/Hill Country area of central Texas.
What type of workshops/speaking do you have?
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 current workshops are:
Born a Digital Native – This presentation focuses on raising awareness to the physical, mental, and emotional effects of technology and screens on children 5 and younger. Parents will learn how to establish a comprehensive plan for raising ‘digital natives’ with virtuous character in a media consumed world.
Smart Parenting for the First Smartphone – Learn the real ways kids are using their smartphones today and the corresponding loss of character, innocence, and intelligence. Parents will leave empowered with applicable boundaries and actionable steps and to protect their children including internet filters, texting limits, and time restrictions.
Understanding Social Media: the Apps & the Implications – From fake profiles on Facebook, filtered selfies competing for the most likes on Instagram, to the untraceable “snaps” and addictive streaks on Snapchat – teens have yielded to a new way of life. But at what cost to their relationships, purity, and character? This workshop is guaranteed to enhance what you think you know and understand about social media and how to best parent through it.
Managing Media with Smartphones and Savvy Kids – This workshop condenses Brave Parenting’s three age-based presentations into one. Parents, Grandparents, and Caretakers of all aged children will enhance their knowledge of why media is altering character and how it can be reset. Learn practical and essential methods for limiting and monitoring media consumption in the home.
Real Dangers Real Solutions – A BEHIND the SCREEN look at exactly what kids are exposed to on their phones and social media, how easily they can get into trouble, and (most importantly) what YOU, the parent, can do about it. Parents will leave with exact methods and means to protect children from physical, mental, emotional, and social damage that has become too common in our communities.
How long do you speak?
One workshop/speaking session typically last 1.5 hours, which includes time for Q&A. Multi-session workshops will run about 5 hours and all-day intensive trainings are 8 hours long.
For the most part, however, we’ll keep talking as long as the mic is on.
Is your message Christian based?
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.
Even so, we are happy to bring our message to public schools and other secular 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. Please contact us for school board/PTO/PTA pricing.