Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am headed to a ScreamFree Parenting certification class. This means I will be certified to facilitate this class for groups of all kinds in our community!

About 4 years ago I first read the book and I knew then the Lord had something in store for me. It changed the way I looked at parenting and has changed my life. This book takes the approach that we must focus on ourselves first and not just getting good behavior out of our children. I don't know about you, but I really struggle with yelling. Sometimes, it seems the only way to get our point across. I am the last person on earth that should facilitate this class. Isn't it great that God uses our weaknesses too?

I am also so thankful to my church home. They are paying for me to go and there is no way I could have gone otherwise. I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store. Take a few minutes to go to theri web site!

ScreamFree Parenting: Calming the world one relationship at a time. Start with yours.


Denise said...

May you be blessed by the conference sweetie.

Susie said...

This sounds like a great opportunity! Thanks for sharing! This is something many of us have to work on.

Chelle' said...

And a HAPPY THURSDAY it is. What a great class and great opportunity.

How wonderful.

Thanks for sharing and have a great time. Can't wait to read about your certification process when it's complete.

Tanja said...

Oh my goodness. I couldn't have read this on a more perfect day. I screamed at my kids this very morning to get them ready to go out the door to get to school. I'm going to visit the site you mentioned now. Thanks! You are right... He not only uses our weaknesses, but He also shines best through them.

jodi said...

I have been thinking about you ALL morning! I know you are having the best time and I can't wait to hear all about it. :)

Darlene said...

I have never heard of this. Hope you learn lots and have a blast! I may need to check into the class myself. Will come back later to see how things are going.
Happy TT!

Elisa said...

I've never heard of Screamfree parenting, although I totally advocate it! I'm going to check out the link!

Blessings and congrats!


Melanie said...

This sounds like a wonderful opportunity and a book that I need to read. Thanks so for sharing it with us!

eph2810 said...

How sweet that your church is paying for you to go to the class to later share your wisdom you have attain with others.
I think that it is so true - to change others around us - He has to change us first.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.

Blessedw4mom said...

Thanks for that great link!!!

Bless you!