Parenting From the Tree of Life

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Need help with your child? Wish you had a place to learn sound parenting skills? You’re not alone. Many parents desire to raise “good” kids, but aren’t sure what that looks like. Ilion Community Church has partnered with Care Net of Herkimer to bring you real life solutions based on sound Biblical principles. Parenting from the Tree of Life, 
is an investment into your child. 17 weeks to be exact. Whether for your own family, preparing for a family, a foster setting, teaching environment or supportive relative, getting meaningful direction from this series will help you navigate parenting the children in your life.

Classes Held on Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm

Ilion Community Church


Tree of Life Brochure 2017 Updated


See Schedule & Dates for the 17 week course below.

Part One:  Life, Children and Relationships

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These 6 Sessions speaks to the relational components associated with healthy parenting. Because children tend to reflect the priorities and values of their home life, what is important to Mom and Dad will become important to their children, and will influence what each child becomes in the future. 

6 weeks – 9/ 7 – 10/12

Weekly Topics include:

  • A Two-World Perspective
  • Marriage and the Secure Child
  • Understanding Your Child’s Love DNA
  • Creating Treasures of the Heart
  • The Power of Life and Death
  • Influences of Sight & Sound
2101 DVD ~ PARENTING FROM THE TREE OF LIFE - Part One - Growing Families Bookstore


 Part Two: Life, Children  and Character 

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These 6 Sessions covers critical components of character training and explains the guiding principles for raising children who are kind, courteous, respectful, cooperative, confident, and certainly well mannered. No child arrives at this level of moral distinctiveness if the home life from which he or she comes is not already conversant with such virtue. Part two is as much for parents as it is for children.

6 weeks – 11/ 2 – 11/16 & 11/30 – 12/14

Weekly Topics include:

  • Life, Children and Character
  • Cultivating the Voice Within
  • Civility: The Protocols of Royalty
  • Respect: The Silent Courtesy
  • Civility and Mealtime Etiquette
Part one of the Life Series stressed the relational components associated with child training that lead to healthy outcomes. Now in part two, the focus shifts to the moral education of children. Over the next six visits, Gary and Anne Ezzo, along with Rich and Julie Young, will demonstrate how young children learn moral lessons, internalize meaningful values, and then translate them into social skills. Raising children who are kind, courteous, respectful, cooperative, confident and sensitive to the needs of others, is not a wish list from “never-never” land, but the consistent outcomes that have followed the Ezzos’ teaching for over thirty years. However, they would be the first to warn that such moral outcomes take time, effort, patience, and a commitment from parents to rise above the cultural tide of mediocrity. The formula for helping children acquire the motivation and conviction to choose right over wrong, good over evil, excellence over mediocrity, and initiative over apathy is contained within the next six visits.

Part Three: Life, Children     Encouragement and Correction

Part Three: 

These 5 Session stakes up the challenges associated with the correction side of training. Correction is not all about fixing undesirable or wayward behavior—parents must also pay attention to the preventative components of training that reduce the amount of correction needed in the first place. Proactively encouraging behaviors that help children stay on track and knowing how to properly correct children to put them back on track is the focus of Part Three.

5 weeks – Jan. 4 – Feb. 1

Weekly Topics include:

  • Correction and a “Healthy Lawn Perspective”
  • Instruction Leading to a Healthy Obedience
  • Parenting Outside the Funnel
  • How to Raise a Responsible Child
  • The Correction Side of Training2301 DVD ~ PARENTING FROM THE TREE OF LIFE Part 3 - Growing Families Bookstore