We are thinking outside of the box of professional development,
and embarking on a quick lesson for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles,
godparents, and teachers alike. Please join us for Brave Parenting: Shaping the
next generation featuring speaker Kelly Newcom.
Media and technology now inundates every aspect of a child’s life. As toddlers become iPad savvy before toilet trained, eight year-olds don their own iPhones, twelve year-olds live in a second reality on Instagram, and sixteen year-olds watch pornography as a normal past time - there is no denying the character of our world is changing.
There is a daunting amount of information parents don’t know and must learn in order to keep up with the way children and technology coexist. In the absence of any standards for media use, parents of ‘digital natives’ are left to their best effort, often conforming to the world around them.
Kelly Newcom is the founder of Brave Parenting, an organization to empower and equip parents to do the brave work of raising kids of character amidst a culture of instant and limitless gratification. Kelly is most passionate to reach parents around the globe with the message of ‘character over media.’ She trains parents to apply limits and set media standards in their home - for their children’s character, and for the Kingdom of God.
Kelly and her husband, Ryan, have been married for sixteen years and have seven foster-adopted children, four boys and three girls, ages ten to nineteen. When not cheering one another on at sporting events she and her family love drive-in movies, board games, and the beach. They live just outside of San Antonio, Texas.
For this event, we are partnering with San Antonio Threads:
San Antonio Threads serves a target age group of 12-21 years of age; to include teens in foster care, teens that have aged out of foster care, homeless teens, or otherwise deserving teens. Their mission is simple: to provide NEW clothes for FREE to deserving teens through a safe and nurturing shopping experience. Their gift of time and clothing to teens throughout Bexar County is life-changing!
Backpack Drive - We are asking everyone who attends this event to please either donate a new backpack or $10 at the door.
All donations will directly support San Antonio Threads and the teen community that it serves. In addition, WEN-South Texas and our member/partner, South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), will work with San Antonio Threads to provide educational materials to the teens about the energy industry and how it serves them now and will continue to serve them in the future.