Parent Education Programs

Building Unshakeable Foundations: Together We Thrive!
Navigating the ever-changing landscape of parenthood can be both exciting and overwhelming. That's why we've crafted the Legacy Builders program—a toolbox of valuable resources, insights, and strategies designed to equip you with the skills needed to create a rock-solid foundation for your child's emotional, social, and academic growth.

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Our Legacy Builders program is more than just an education series; it's a journey of growth and discovery. Through a variety of engaging workshops (PEP Talks) and podcasts, our experienced counselors will join you on this path, offering guidance, support, and a space for open dialogue.

Power Tools for Parents Podcasts

Join the LCA Counselors as they talk through current topics impacting our students and give you Biblical and research-based strategies for tackling these issues in your home. Categories include Faith Formation, Family First Priorities, Technology, Communication, Marriage, Discipline, Mental Health, and more. Listen in as all three division counselors (and occasional outside guests) give you practical tools for your parenting toolbox in a fun, casual and informative conversation!

We are excited to share our Podcast schedule for 23-24:
August: Putting First Things First
September: Conquering Anxiety/Stress
November: Establishing Family Traditions
January: Managing Social Media
March: The Power of a Dad
April Teaching Financial Appreciation

Check out our Previous Podcasts!

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PEP Talks

In our PEP Talks, we strive to guide and equip our Legacy Parents as they face the challenges of parenting in today’s culture. We do this by hosting well-known parenting experts who address a variety of topics and provide much-needed resources in evening gatherings throughout the year. It’s a true Master Class! If you’ve never been to a PEP Talk, your LCA Guidance department offers these nights free of charge and even provides free childcare! Think “date night” while gaining valuable info to encourage and challenge you as a parent.

Watch Tommy Nelson - The Four Gears of Marriage

Watch Brian Housman - Tech-Savvy Parenting

Watch David Thomas - Nurturing Resilience in Children

Watch Dr. Ron Hebbard as he shared 6 Rules to Enrich Your Marriage

Watch Dr. Kathy Koch - Technology's Influence Over Kid's Beliefs and Behaviors

Dr. Koch's message begins at around the 24:00 minute mark in the video.

Watch Dan Martin - Parenting in a Sexualized Culture

Watch Kenneth Chapman - Checking your Child’s Blind Spot, Ways to Find and Fix Unconscious Bias in Your Kids

Watch Rob Rienow - Navigating COVID with your Kids, Coping with the Changes as a Family

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Watch Sissy Goff and David Thomas: Raising Boys and Girls–What's Normal, What's Not, and How to Handle the Tough Stuff

Watch Mike Singletary on "Touchdown Parenting"

Watch Paul Coughlin on "Raising Bully-Proof Kids"

Watch Tough Stuff Parenting w/ Pastors Paul Basden & Jim Johnson

View Dr. Trumbull's Slide Presentation

Stay tuned for a link to Dr. Trumbull's slide presentation from Love Your Child, Lead Your Child. 

Below you can watch the Digital Insanity video Dr. Trubmull shared during his presentation.

Watch Dr. Den Trumbull's Talk on Loving & Leading Children

Dr. Den Trumbull – Love Your Child, Lead Your Child

Den A. Trumbull, MD is a pediatrician in practice for over thirty years, author, and co-founder and past president of the American College of Pediatricians. We are grateful for his willingness to share his presentation “Love Your Child, Lead Your Child” with us.
Dr. Trumbull has had a special interest in behavioral pediatrics for decades and has written and spoken nationally on the topic of parenting. He has also authored several scientific papers for the American College of Pediatricians. His appearances, interviews, and writings include Parenting MagazineParade Magazine, CBS 48 Hours, Time Magazine, Fox News, CNN News, NPR, Washington TimesFamily Life Today, and World Magazine. In the fall of 2018, Dr. Trumbull published his parenting book, Loving by Leading: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy and Responsible Children.

For more from Dr. Trumbull visit

Watch Dr. Ken Wilgus "Taming the Technology Beast"


Dr. Ken Wilgus – Taming the Technology Beast

Dr. Wilgus is a licensed psychologist and sought-after speaker who regularly teaches on a wide range of topics relating to parenting, marriage, family, and faith. Wilgus is the former Director of Psychology for the Child and Adolescent Department at the Minirth-Meier Clinic, and he currently maintains a private, outpatient practice in Dallas, Texas. He is also the author of Feeding The Mouth That Bites You, a guide for parents of adolescents. In addition, he is a co-founder of “RingLeaders,” a men’s ministry focused on strengthening the role of husbands in Christian marriage.
Recent reports show that in today’s world, teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day on a tech device—cell phone, computer, video game, tablet, etc. Tweens (8- through 12-year-olds) have almost 6 hours a day of screen time. Even our little ones are learning to operate technology far beyond what we could have imagined, as it’s not uncommon to see a young child with his mom’s cell phone as a babysitter.
Watch Rob Rienow's "First Things First, Making Christ a Priority in Your Home" PEP Talk

Dr. Rob Rienow – First Things First, Making Christ a Priority in Your Home

We were so THRILLED to have Rob Rienow of Visionary Family Ministries speak to our parents and guests at our October 22nd PEP Talk!  Rob is a highly sought-after speaker based out of Chicago who has agreed to join us and share some of his parenting wisdom.  In addition to presenting at his public speaking engagements, Rob also serves as a pastor at Gospel Fellowship Church in Wheaton, IL. He is the author of the books God’s Grand Vision for the Home (Awana), Visionary ParentingReclaiming the Sufficiency of ScriptureLimited Church: Unlimited Kingdom (Randall House) and Never Too Late: Drawing Your Adult Child Back to Christ (Kregel). He and his wife Amy also wrote Visionary Marriage and Five Reasons For Spiritual Apathy In Teens (Randall House). The Rienow family lives in West Chicago, IL with their seven (yes seven!) children, so he is no stranger to parenting.  Check Rob out at . Rob brought his message, “First Things First, Making Christ a Priority in Your Home.”  We often get so wrapped up in activities and worldly endeavors with our kids that we don’t make time for what matters most. God has entrusted you with children for a reason! The biblical purpose of parenting is to do all in our power to impress the hearts of our children with a love for God. The souls of our children are our most important Great Commission calling.   Have you found yourself unintentionally drifting from that calling?  Rob Rienow will help you capture a new vision for your family! 

Watch Rhett Smith's Talk on Youth and Anxiety


Rhett Smith – Youth and Anxiety


Rhett Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Speaker, Author, and Coach, with over 22 years of experience in helping people transform their lives and relationships. He is currently in private practice in Plano, TX and has authored a book entitled The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?   Besides speaking, writing and coaching, Smith is part of a collaborative project with the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University, the WinShape Foundation and the Center for Vocational Ministry at Azusa Pacific University, where he helps teach and equip pastors about mental health issues in the Church. His specialty is anxiety and depression.

Watch Tommy Nelson's "Eight Essential Vitamins of a Child"

Tommy Nelson – Eight Essential Vitamins for a Child

He came, he saw, he left us with inspirational words! Legacy was absolutely honored to host PEP Talks speaker Tommy Nelson, Senior Pastor of Denton Bible Church, as he presented “Eight Essential Vitamins of a Child”.

Tommy Nelson has served as the pastor of Denton Bible Church for 41 years. He is also a best-selling author of numerous books including The Book of Romance, Better Love Now: Making Your Marriage a Lifelong Love Affair, A Life Well-Lived, The Story of God: Understanding the Bible from Beginning to End, The Big Picture, The 12 Essentials of Godly Success, Walking on Water When You Feel Like You’re Drowning and The Musings of an Evangelical Mind. Nelson has spoken around the country, featured on national broadcasts such as Focus on the Family, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Family Life Today, Josh McDowell, and For Faith and Family. He holds degrees in education and biblical studies and has been married to his wife Teresa for more than forty years. The couple has two adult sons and six grandchildren.

Watch Mr. McGee's Parenting Teens with Love and Logic PEP Talk

Bill McGee – Parenting Teens with Love and Logic

Our very own Head of School, Bill McGee, launched the PEP Talks program with his presentation on Parenting Teens with Love and Logic. You can watch his message in the video above and also reference the slides from his presentation. He had a lot of great advice and pointers for parents. You can also read the blog summarizing his presentation. Parenting Teens With Love And Logic