After 2 months, 70 hours of course work, and over 30 hours of in-person class time, we are officially Empowered to Connect Parent Trainers! It’s been an intense 8 weeks, but our time has been filled with so much learning, engaging, reflecting, and neuron re-wiring. This training has been life changing for us, and we’re so thankful for it. We’re also grateful for the new friends we’ve made – the 13 other couples who joined us on the journey, as well as Ryan & Kayla North of Tapestry. This parent training material is so, so good and thought-provoking. Our studies have led to many late night discussions and have helped us become more intentional parents. We’ve even learned more about ourselves and had several “ah-ha!” moments during our studies.
And we’ve also learned that we still have so much more to learn. But that’s ok, because lots of practice and re-dos rewire our neurons and gets different synapses firing. Practice, practice, practice. And when we get it wrong (which happens plenty), we own up to our mistakes and keep moving forward.
We are so excited to offer this 9-week training course to local adoptive and foster families. Our hope is that many more families will be changed and inspired, too. Each training we lead is another opportunity for us to keep practicing intentional, connected parenting. We’re still working through what this ministry will look like for us, but we can’t wait to see what the Father has in store.