Helping Our Children Reach for the Stars, and Achieve What They Choose!

On Monday February 4th parents, coaches and educators will be able to spend the evening with Mac Bledsoe in person, when he will present a mini-workshop titled “Helping Our Children Reach for the Stars, and Achieve What They Choose!”.   Mac Bledsoe will explain simple concepts on how children (and adults) can reach their goals in life, whether the goal is to become a successful singer, musician, artist, doctor, astronaut, athlete, etc..  These are the same steps his son, Drew Bledsoe, used to achieve NFL stardom without having super athletic ability!  Parents are strongly encouraged to bring children ages 12 and up for this powerful workshop (children are free).

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National Expert on Parenting, Mac Bledsoe, to Present Workshops

Mac Bledsoe is the father of NFL-great Drew Bledsoe, and he and his parenting program has been featured on the TODAY Show, ABC’s 20/20, CBN, and on countless other national and local radio and television programs. There are numerous inspirational stories across the country about how these philosophies and methods have impacted childrens’ futures and the relationships with their parents. Three Bledsoe mini-workshops will be presented the first week of February, and the details on these events can be found below. These special mini-workshops are only offered twice per year, so we strongly recommend that parents plan to attend!

The first workshop is Mac on video and titled “Being an Effective Parent in Today’s Culture” to be presented at the Richland Library on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:45 am to Noon.  Today’s family structure, typical home environment, and impact of media influence are not what our parents and grandparents experienced in the mid to late 1900s.   Today, the average American 12-year old child has watched over 100,000 acts of violence, including over 8000 murders.  Approximately 17% of 10-11 year olds are exposed to pornography unintentionally, and 80% of 12-17 year olds have viewed pornography.  10% of kids try marijuana before age 13, and over 22% of kids are using it.  Each year, approximately three million kids, aged 12 to 17, either think seriously about suicide or attempt suicide. This first Workshop will show parents how to raise responsible, independent children of strong character that influence the culture instead of negative aspects of today’s culture influencing them.  It will show parents how do get children to NOT reject Mom and Dad and their values, and how to build and maintain (or repair) strong parent/child relationships.  Effective for parents with children ages 1-18.

The second workshop is Mac on video and titled “Effective Discipline While Building and Maintaining Strong Parent/Child Relationships” to be presented at the Richland Library on Saturday, February 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm.  What has happened over the years is that some discipline methods have become popular because they have been perceived as effective, although in reality parents did not know that they were ineffective in the long-term.  The best example of this is corporal punishment, usually in the form of hitting or spanking, which has been used by a majority of parents for decades.  This discipline method has been popular in American society for two main reasons:  1) It can be used immediately without work or thought by the parent and, 2) It usually works as intended – to modify the behavior.   However, numerous studies show very clearly that corporal punishment only modifies the behavior for the very short-term, not long-term; and the method is associated with the tragic byproduct of disintegration of the parent/child relationship and a less happy, less successful child.  Mac Bledsoe will present what many experts believe is the most effective discipline method in existence, which builds and maintains strong parent/child relationships, and which preserves the dignity of both parent and child.  If parents use this natural discipline method they will realize that it feels natural, that it makes common sense, and so parents are not continually feeling guilty for making what they feel were wrong choices about their discipline methods.  Parents attending this workshop are encouraged to attend the first workshop as well.  Effective for parents with children ages 1-18.

The third workshop will be presented by Mac Bledsoe in person, and is titled “Helping Our Children Reach for the Stars, and Achieve What They Choose!”.  It will be presented at the Richland Library on Monday, February 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This workshop is targeted to parents, coaches, educators, and teens. Mac Bledsoe will explain simple concepts on how children (and adults) can reach their goals in life, whether the goal is to become a successful singer, musician, artist, doctor, astronaut, athlete, etc..  These are the same steps his son, Drew Bledsoe, used to achieve NFL stardom without having super athletic ability!  Parents are strongly encouraged to bring children ages 12 and up for this powerful workshop (children are free for this workshop).

These workshops are at the Richland Library, 955 Northgate Drive (Near Kadlec Hospital). Cost is $20 per workshop. Pre-registration is required at midcolumbiaparenting.org. See the Events page for details.   Contact Mark Murphy at 845-2092 for information.

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Bledsoe Parenting with Dignity Workshop – Kennewick

The Drew Bledsoe Foundation’s very popular “Parenting With Dignity” program is being presented starting September 29th. The course is taught by Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe) via a 9-part video series. This popular video series will make you laugh and cry, and is full of simple yet very effective parenting tools for ages 1-18.  Some of what Parents and Grandparents will learn are how to raise children to:

  • Be responsible, independent, and goal-oriented
  • Overcome today’s culture of sex, drugs, violence, and apathy
  • Become the best they can be, in every aspect of their lives (behaviorally, emotionally, socially, academically)

As well as how to

  • Eliminate problems with discipline
  • Build or repair parent/child relationships
  • Have a household free of arguing and conflict

The entire program takes about 12 hours. The first hour is free and can be used as a preview for those parents wanting a peek at the course. The classes are held Saturdays September 29th, October 6th, and 13th from 12:45 to 4:45 PM. All 3 Saturdays must be attended for entire course. Register online using the link below or contact Mark at (509) 845-2092 for workshop registration.

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Bledsoe Parenting with Dignity Workshop – Kennewick

The Drew Bledsoe Foundation’s very popular “Parenting With Dignity” program is being presented starting May 5th. The course is taught by Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe) via a 9-part video series. This popular video series will make you laugh and cry, and is full of simple yet very effective parenting tools for ages 1-18.  Some of what Parents and Grandparents will learn are how to raise children to:

  • Be responsible, independent, and goal-oriented
  • Overcome today’s culture of sex, drugs, violence, and apathy
  • Become the best they can be, in every aspect of their lives (behaviorally, emotionally, socially, academically)

As well as how to

  • Eliminate problems with discipline
  • Build or repair parent/child relationships
  • Have a household free of arguing and conflict

The entire program takes about 12 hours. The first hour is free and can be used as a preview for those parents wanting a peek at the course. The classes are held Saturdays May 5th, 12th and 19th from 12:45 to 4:45 PM. All 3 Saturdays must be attended for entire course. Register online using the link below or contact Mark at (509) 845-2092 for workshop registration.

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Parents of the Mid-Columbia region, welcome to your website!

* You parents and grandparents that want to spend 1-2 hours a week helping make a difference in your community, please contact us….we need you! * 

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From Tri-Cities to Walla Walla, to Moses Lake and Hermiston, to places in-between and beyond. Our vision for the website is that it becomes a convenient central resource for parents wanting to raise kids to their full potential – whether searching for

  • Parenting education materials
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Health-related resources and information for children

We do the work of finding the best resources and information (focusing on regional resources) so all you busy parents have to do is visit the website when looking for such resources.  In addition, our vision is that the following three forums on the website

  • Parenting (using Bledsoe philosophies)
  • Neighborhood
  • Special Group

allow you parents experiencing similar circumstances to share your successes and lack of successes, providing you both information and support; as well as working together to initiate positive change in your homes, schools and neighborhoods. Continue reading

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Bledsoe Parenting with Dignity Workshop – West Richland

The West Richland Police Department is pleased to offer Bledsoe “Parenting With Dignity” classes.  All parents, prospective parents, and grandparents are invited to attend this FREE eight week seminar that focuses on parenting.  The seminars will be held on Thursday evenings beginning February 9th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The classes will be held in the Tapteal Elementary School , 705 N. 62nd Avenue, West Richland, Washington.  Free childcare will be provided by The Champions Program; however, space is limited so early registration is advised. The West Richland Police Department is sponsoring this series of parenting seminars presented by Mac and Barbara Bledsoe via DVD video, with Terry Buechler as facilitator.  “Parenting With Dignity” classes are structured to give parents insight into raising their children effectively.  Using a workbook, parents will be presented with possible solutions to a variety of parenting issues. If you want to learn more about ever-changing parenting roles or need to learn more about specific areas of parenting, including those challenging teenage years, do not miss this opportunity to receive free training and ideas that will help you raise your children.

  • Feb. 09 Model of Human Performance
  • Feb. 16 Five Rules for Parents
  • Feb. 23 Deciding What You Want:  Part 1
  • Mar. 01 Deciding What You Want:  Part 2
  • Mar. 08 Messages of Love:  Parts 1 & 2
  • Mar. 15 Teaching Your Values To Your Children
  • Mar. 22 Guiding Kids in Goal Setting
  • Mar. 29 Reasons Punishment Doesn’t Work

Pre-registration is required.  Contact Terry at 967-3539 for workshop and childcare reservations (childcare available only for ages 5 and up).

 

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Bledsoe Parenting with Dignity Workshop – Kennewick

The Drew Bledsoe Foundation’s very popular “Parenting With Dignity” program is being presented starting February 4th. The course is taught by Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe) via a 9-part video series. This popular video series will make you laugh and cry, and is full of simple yet very effective parenting tools for ages 1-18.  Some of what Parents and Grandparents will learn are how to raise children to:

  • Be responsible, independent, and goal-oriented
  • Overcome today’s culture of sex, drugs, violence, and apathy
  • Become the best they can be, in every aspect of their lives (behaviorally, emotionally, socially, academically)

As well as how to

  • Eliminate problems with discipline
  • Build or repair parent/child relationships
  • Have a household free of arguing and conflict

The entire program takes about 12 hours. The first hour is free and can be used as a preview for those parents wanting a peek at the course. The classes are held Saturdays February 4th, 11th and 18th from 12:45 to 4:45 PM. All 3 Saturdays must be attended for entire course. Register online using the link below or contact Mark at (509) 845-2092 for workshop registration.

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Bledsoe Parenting Workshop – Kennewick

The Drew Bledsoe Foundation’s very popular “Parenting With Dignity” program is being presented starting October 8th. The course is taught by Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe) via a 9-part video series.

This popular video series will make you laugh and cry, and is full of simple yet very effective parenting tools for ages 1-18.  Some of what Parents and Grandparents will learn are how to raise children to:

  • Be responsible, independent, and goal-oriented
  • Overcome today’s culture of sex, drugs, violence, and apathy
  • Become the best they can be, in every aspect of their lives (behaviorally, emotionally, socially, academically)

As well as how to

  • Eliminate problems with discipline
  • Build or repair parent/child relationships
  • Have a household free of arguing and conflict

The entire program takes about 12 hours. The first 90 minutes of course can be used as a preview for those parents wanting a free peek at the course.

The classes are held Saturdays October 8th, 15th and 22nd from 12:45 to 4:45 PM.

All 3 Saturdays must be attended for entire course.

Register online using the link below or contact Mark at (509) 845-2092 for workshop registration.

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Parenting with Dignity – West Richland

The West Richland Police Department is pleased to offer “Parenting With Dignity” classes.  All parents, prospective parents, and grandparents are invited to attend this FREE eight week seminar that focuses on parenting.  The seminars will be held on Thursday evenings beginning September 29th, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The classes will be held in the Tapteal Elementary School , 705 N. 62nd Avenue, West Richland, Washington.  Free childcare will be provided by The Champions Program; however, space is limited so early registration is advised.

The West Richland Police Department is sponsoring this series of parenting seminars with Terry Buechler as facilitator.  She will be using the Drew Bledsoe Foundation video tape format.

“Parenting With Dignity” classes are structured to give parents insight into raising their children effectively.  Using a workbook, parents will be presented with possible solutions to a variety of parenting issues.

If you want to learn more about ever-changing parenting roles or need to learn more about specific areas of parenting, including those challenging teenage years, do not miss this opportunity to receive free training and ideas that will help you raise your children.

  • Sep. 29 Model of Human Performance
  • Oct. 06 Five Rules for Parents
  • Oct. 13 Deciding What You Want:  Part 1
  • Oct. 20 Deciding What You Want:  Part 2
  • Oct. 27 Messages of Love:  Parts 1 & 2
  • Nov. 03 Teaching Your Values To Your Children
  • Nov. 10 Guiding Kids in Goal Setting
  • Nov. 17 Reasons Punishment Doesn’t Work

Pre-registration is required.  Register online by clicking the link below or contact Terry Buechler (967-3539) to register or for further information

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Bledsoe Parenting Workshop

The Drew Bledsoe Foundation’s very popular “Parenting With Dignity” program is being presented starting April 30th. The course is taught by Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe) via a 9-part video series.

This popular video series will make you laugh and cry, and is full of simple yet very effective parenting tools for ages 1-18.  Some of what Parents and Grandparents will learn are how to raise children to:

  • Be responsible, independent, and goal-oriented
  • Overcome today’s culture of sex, drugs, violence, and apathy
  • Become the best they can be, in every aspect of their lives (behaviorally, emotionally, socially, academically)

As well as how to

  • Eliminate problems with discipline
  • Build or repair parent/child relationships
  • Have a household free of arguing and conflict

The entire program takes about 12 hours. The first 90 minutes of course can be used as a preview for those parents wanting a free peek at the course.

The classes are held Saturdays April 30th, May 7th and 14th from 12:45 to 5:00 PM.

All 3 Saturdays must be attended for entire course.

 

 

 

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