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Good Enough Parenting Workshop

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Good Enough Parenting (GEP) Workshop Kickoff with certified trainers, Guy & Loretta Berndt. The Berndt’s will come in for an interactive weekend workshop to kick off the GEP program for the church.
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Friday 7:00-9:00pm

All Y and K Ministry parents and teenagers are welcomed for the introduction to GEP to learn how we can better understand ourselves and others utilizing biblical foundations and psychological research. Refreshments will be available for our meet-and-greet session at 7:00-7:30pm, with the class beginning at 7:30pm.

Saturday 8:30am

Coffee & donuts will be available, with the workshop from 9:00am-12:00pm. Due to the intensive learning process in this session, it is recommended that children do not attend. Learn about evaluation of personality schemas and the hope to have a healthier family dynamic.

Sunday 2:00-4:00pm

There will be refreshments (coffee & donuts) & great fellowship starting at 2:00pm… Followed by our Teen assisted Worship Service at 2:30p. Guy Berndt will close out our weekend with a powerful message to the entire church.


About GEP

Good Enough Parenting combines insights from the Scriptures, credible research, and the John & Karen Louis’ experiences as counsellors and parents, with the wisdom of eight elders and their families to provide an inspirational, thorough, practical and well-reasoned guide for parents. The book introduces the Four Plus One Core Emotional Needs and explains why meeting them is absolutely crucial for raising emotionally healthy and spiritually minded children. Readers will also learn how to avoid “Exasperation Interactions” and the “Vortex of Conflict Escalation”, as well as how to “Repair and Reconnect” with teenagers and adult children.

Research has shown that when core emotional needs are not met during the formative years of a child, “Lifetraps” (schemas) will develop. These core emotional needs are:

  • Connection & Acceptance
  • Healthy Autonomy & Performance
  • Reasonable Limits
  • Realistic Expectations
  • and the “Plus-One” need for
  • Spiritual Values & Community

While no one’s parenting can ever be perfect, “Good Enough Parenting” offers a step-by-step guide on how parents can learn to meet these core emotional needs, and provide parenting that is “good-enough” to prevent Lifetraps from developing in their children. “Good Enough Parenting”, a Christian parenting series, was developed by John and Karen Louis and is based on Schema Therapy founded by Dr. Jeffrey Young.

“In a world of too much information, ‘Good Enough Parenting’ uses movies to teach parents how to MEET CORE NEEDS, and, at the same time, how to avoid passing down their own dysfunctional behaviors. Schema Therapy has been successful with adults, but I have always wanted to see someone do something on preventing schemas, or Lifetraps, in children, and here it is!”

~ Dr Jeffrey Young, 
Dept of Psychiatry, Columbia University, USA
Founder, Schema Therapy

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