Do you know the average number of hours our kids spend on digital technology EVERY SINGLE DAY?
Studies show the answer is 9. NINE. (And that’s in addition to using digital gadgets for schoolwork.) That’s more than half of our childrens’ waking hours! It’s so difficult to know how to parent our technology-absorbed children in this world that is becoming more technological by the minute.
How can we possibly keep up with it all?
Our next PEP Talks speaker, Jonathan McKee, a Focus on the Family Associate, has tackled this problem and emerged as a leading expert. Jonathan has authored more than 25 books including The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, The Bullying Breakthrough and the Amazon Best Seller–The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years of experience in youth ministry and offers the wisdom he’s gained through that experience as he speaks around the world to parents and youth leaders.
You will not want to miss Jonathan McKee present “Parenting the Smartphone Generation.” This is for the parents of the littles too! It is never too early to develop a technology game plan! Here are the details:
WHEN: Monday, February 10 from 6:00 pm-7:45 pm
WHERE: Upper School Lunch Commons
WHY: Free advice from a parenting expert! Free childcare! Free fellowship! And an inexpensive, easy dinner 🙂
COST: $10 per person if eating dinner, $0 if not
PEP Talks Archive
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
For more from Dr. Trumbull visit GoodParent.org.
Watch Dr. Ken Wilgus "Taming the Technology Beast"
Dr. Ken Wilgus – Taming the Technology Beast
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 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 Parenting, Reclaiming the Sufficiency of Scripture, Limited 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 https://visionaryfam.com/ . 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!
View Rhett Smith's Presentation
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
Thank you for doing these PEP Talks to equip us more aptly to raise our children in the fear and love of our God! I will take all the help I can get to raise Jonathan and Andrew as Kingdom men, who are unrestricted in their love of and service to our Father. I praise God for Legacy Christian Academy, our covenant school, who has partnered with us for 13 years now in raising Jonathan and Andrew. Thanks to things like these PEP Talks, I am growing even stronger in being a counter-cultural parent, who has tools to victoriously walk through the myriad of challenges facing our family in this world. Bless you!!!
Thank you for enabling us to watch via live stream. I was traveling, but was still able to tune in from the airport. I love that you're giving parents the opportunity to learn and be intentional in their parenting.
Director of Guidance
Dr. Lana Snear