A Note About the Webinar

By January 11, 2011General

The free webinar tonight is packed! In fact, so many of you signed up that Amy McCready opened a new Webinar for Thursday night to handle all the overflow. So if tonight didn’t work for your schedule, you can now sign up for the Webinar on Thursday. And, as always, it’s free.

I love how passionate you all are about growing as mothers! You’re amazing!

I also wanted to make a couple notes about tonight. First of all, Amy’s course is not a faith based curriculum.. Since most everything I write about *is* Bible based, I thought it would be important for me to let you know.

I’ve taken her full course and have just learned SO much from it, that I thought many of you might benefit from her ideas too. I especially like the format. It’s a mixture if videos and articles and tools. It’s been great for my learning style.

As with any parenting information, you may love everything she shares tonight or you may disagree on a point or two. In either case, here is a post I wrote a few months ago that I think is a great reminder for us anytime we find a new resource

Thoughts on Learning

I have a philosophy on knowledge. It’s this:

Learn from everyone.

The world is filled with all kinds of people. Good. Bad. Smart. Um…not smart. Humble. Proud. Rude. Kind.

The reason I encourage you to have a mission statement is so that you’re not swayed by all these people. You know who you are and who you want to be. When you see something admirable, even if it’s buried in ugly, you can still learn from it and let it change you.

It’s important to remember that no one is an expert on your child, except you.

In every book you read, video you watch or bit of advice you receive, there will be chaff and grain. It’s your job to sift it. Don’t just run with everything presented to you. Pray about it. Listen. Then move.

There are a lot of resources I love. And none that I agree with 100%. My children are unique and I do what I believe to be right for them.

“Chew the meat, spit out the bones.”

Be bold. Be confident in the role God has given you and fight until you find what works for your family.

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  • Stephanie says:

    This is such great insight! Thanks Kat!

  • Kat, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement and reminder. I am so often despairing over my struggling speller who is very strong at avoiding any writing task! I have a meeting on Thursday to get help and have received lots of input about what may be wrong and ways to seek help…confusing. So I pray a lot and hold on tight. I am not the expert on my child, just the one with the most time racked up, most attentiveness to her strengths and weaknesses. But I know the expert: GOD!

    I struggle in my marriage, in my mothering, in my housekeeping, in almost everything except snuggling up with a story when I can! (Oh, and I can make baklava to beat (or feed) the band.) When I despair I am given a nudge: where’s it coming from? Who alone do I hope in?

    I will yet praise him, my king and my God.

    Hey, I’m not sure this is a fitting comment to your email, more kind of conversational response where I’m at right now. But thank you for the blessings of your posts.

  • Marni says:

    Kat,

    Thank you so much for sponsoring this webinar tonight! I am very thankful for it. Amy covered quite a bit of what I was looking for to help get some basics laid as a foundation to help decrease, and eliminate, my feeling a need to raise my voice to get our son’s attention.

    This is not just about training our kids either – this is so much about how we as parents (and just people) can grow and become better communicators overall. This stuff is easily able to be utilized in everyday life…but exercising it at home first really is essential.

    I will be telling everyone I can about this webinar for Thurs. night – and about Positive Parenting Solutions (as well as your blog)! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • nicole says:

    Hi Kat, Trying to register for the Thursday webinar – but it just takes me to her free 14 day trial page – is this right?