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Published: April 11, 2024      Updated: April 11, 2024


This week brought the 21st birthday of my youngest child, my daughter, Eliza. Wow. Last week, my son, Nathan, turned 25, a quarter of a century. Double wow. I started teaching at Conejo when I was 24 years old, so it is a little shocking to me when I realize my children are approaching that age or are even older than that age. Thinking about how much I have learned about children since the birth of my own kids, sometimes makes me wish I could start over and use all the knowledge I have acquired over the years.

Parenting is much like teaching in my mind. You never stop learning and improving your skills. Parenting and teaching are journeys that never end, they just change along the way. Last summer, our staff watched a multi-presentation seminar about parenting that gave us some new understanding about not just the kids we teach, but also about us as parents and educators. This spring, we would like to invite families to join us for this year’s seminar. During the month of May, we will be hosting families to watch along with our staff. Hope for the Journey was designed for adoptive parents; however, the information is valuable for any parent. Please watch for an additional email to reserve a space (we are limited to 25 families) and to indicate if you have a need for childcare. Thank you for allowing us to join you on this parenting journey through life!

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Psalms 127:3 NLT