Events

Mac Bledsoe speaking in Richland and Hermiston November 2nd and 4th

Author and Speaker Mac Bledsoe presents

“Happy Homes & Empty Prisons – It’s About the Ideas and Pictures In Our Child’s Head”

Parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors and childcare providers will be able to spend the evening with Mac Bledsoe when he will present a seminar titled Happy Homes and Empty Prisons – It’s About the Ideas and Pictures In Our Child’s Head”.   Mac will explain simple yet very effective principles on how we can influence our child’s “script” – their perception of the inner core of who they are as an individual, what they believe their capabilities or limitations are in all the various aspects of their lives, and their role in society. In the end it is more about building on the child’s assets, and less on fixing perceived deficits.

Mac and Barbara Bledsoe were teachers in the Mid-Columbia for 30 years, and are the parents of NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Mac and his parenting and teaching principles have been featured on the TODAY Show, ABC’s 20/20, and CBN. Their DVD set and two books have already helped over 4 million teachers and parents. Don’t miss one of the top inspirational speakers in the country.

Saturday November 2nd at 7:00 PM   First Baptist Church, 1107 Wright Avenue in Richland. $14 tickets available before Nov. 2 at Barracuda Coffee 2171 Van Giesen in Richland or online at Eventbrite.com. $15 at door

Monday November 4th at 7:00 PM   New Hope Church, 1350 S. Hwy 395 in Hermiston.  $14 tickets available before Nov. 4th at Alive & Well 2150 N. Hwy 395 in Hermiston or online at Eventbrite.com.  $15 at door

Contact Mark at 509-845-2092 for information.

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Bledsoe “Parenting with Dignity” Workshop starting Wednesday, Oct. 2nd

Mid-Columbia Parenting is presenting the Drew Bledsoe Foundation “Parenting with Dignity” video series. This parenting workshop features Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe), and has been featured on the TODAY Show, ABC’s 20/20, CBN, and on countless other national and local radio and television programs. Scholarly research shows that comprehensive workshops like these, which include role play and customized followup for each parent if desired, is the format that effectively and permanently solves issues.

These workshops cover every aspect of parenting, and typically include a live Skype session with Mac Bledsoe. Parents, grandparents, teachers and childcare providers will learn are how to raise children to:

  • Make the right decisions about behavior
  • 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, and academically)

As well as obtain the tools to be able to:

  • Get children to obey without you having to demand obedience
  • Communicate well with your teenager
  • Repair relationships with your children
  • Have an effective discipline program and still maintain strong and loving relationships with your children
  • Have a household free of arguing and conflict

Times are Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm starting Wednesday October 2nd and ending October 30th at the YMCA, 741 South Dayton St. Kennewick. Fee is $39. Register online at Eventbrite or contact Mark at 845-2092.

A free 45 minute preview of the workshop is available Monday September 30th at 6:30 PM at same location.

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Bledsoe Parenting with Dignity Workshop – Kennewick

Mid-Columbia Parenting is presenting their full 12-hour Bledsoe “Parenting with Dignity” video series starting February 9th. This parenting workshop features Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe), and this program has been featured on the TODAY Show, ABC’s 20/20, CBN, and on countless other national and local radio and television programs.

These workshops cover every aspect of parenting, and typically include a live Skype session with the Bledsoe’s.  Parents, grandparents, teachers and childcare providers will learn are how to raise children to:

▪   Build a strong self-concept/character
▪   Make the right decisions about behavior
▪   Withstand peer pressure
▪   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, and academically)

As well as obtain the tools to be able to:
▪   Get children to obey without you having to demand obedience
▪   Communicate well with your teenager
▪   Have an effective discipline program and still maintain strong and loving relationships with your children
▪    Have a household free of arguing and conflict

Date and Location:

Saturday afternoons 12:45 to 4:45 PM starting February 9th and ending February 23rd at the SECU building, 807 W. Vineyard in Kennewick (next to bowling alley).   Fee is $30. Register online at midcolumbiaparenting.org or contact Mark at 845-2092.

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Bledsoe Parenting with Dignity Workshop – Kennewick

Mid-Columbia Parenting is presenting their full 12-hour Bledsoe “Parenting with Dignity” video series starting February 12th. This parenting workshop features Mac and Barbara Bledsoe (parents of pro quarterback Drew Bledsoe), and this program has been featured on the TODAY Show, ABC’s 20/20, CBN, and on countless other national and local radio and television programs.

These workshops cover every aspect of parenting, and typically include a live Skype session with the Bledsoe’s.  Parents, grandparents, teachers and childcare providers will learn are how to raise children to:

▪   Build a strong self-concept/character
▪   Make the right decisions about behavior
▪   Withstand peer pressure
▪   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, and academically)

As well as obtain the tools to be able to:
▪   Get children to obey without you having to demand obedience
▪   Communicate well with your teenager
▪   Have an effective discipline program and still maintain strong and loving relationships with your children
▪    Have a household free of arguing and conflict

Date and Location:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm starting February 12th and ending February 28th at the YMCA, 741 South Dayton St.  Kennewick.   Fee is $30. Register online at midcolumbiaparenting.org or contact Mark at 845-2092.

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Tri-Cities Family Expo January 25 & 26

Come visit the 2013 Tri-Cities Family Expo. This is a great family event with live entertainment and interactive activities throughout the event.

TRAC on Burden Road

Pasco, WA Friday, January 25: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday, January 26: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 For more information, visit the Expo website at tcfamilyexpo.com

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Being an Effective Parent in Today’s Culture

The first workshop is Mac on video and titled “Being an Effective Parent in Today’s Culture”.  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.

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Effective Discipline While Building Strong Parent/Child Relationships

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.

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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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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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