Let's Chat Parenting

The Let’s Chat Parenting series equips parents to better face the challenges that come with raising children in today’s world.

We desire to see students formed into the image of Jesus– and we believe that this can only be accomplished if the church is in partnership with the home. This series was created in partnership with Orangewood Christian School, and was designed to equip parents to face the challenges that come with parenting in today’s world.

Let’s Chat Parenting addresses topics relating to the mind, body, and spirit, and offers parents two different platforms–live meetings and a monthly podcast–in which to learn and connect.

Let’s Chat Live is a teaching and discussion session where parents will engage with pastors, scientists, mental health professionals, and others. These sessions help parents better understand the realities that their children face every day, and serves to encourage parents through every stage of childrearing.

The next session of Let’s Chat Parenting Live is on April 5 at 8:00am in The Space (Orangewood Church student ministries area). Click here for more info.

The theme for the spring 2018 semester is The Family System — Knowing How to Navigate Yours! As always, we meet in the mornings (8:00-9:15) and a light breakfast and coffee is provided.

Let’s Chat Parenting Podcast is a monthly conversation with experts in different fields, including counselors, social workers and teachers. The podcast will also occasionally feature recordings of the teaching portion from the live meetings. Through monthly episodes, Let’s Chat Parenting Podcast will be able to cover a wide variety of topics and gives parents the ability to listen anytime, as well as share with friends! Stream the podcast online by clicking the links below or subscribe on iTunes.

Let’s Chat Parenting with Taylor Kelly
On this months podcast, Sarah Jane sits down with High School Coordinator, Taylor Kelly. The conversation you will hear is about Raising a Healthy Adult. We specifically will talk about casting vision over your children’s lives from the youngest of ages and continuing into their adolescent years.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Hardy Reynolds and Fritz Schalmo
The Rest Initiative counselors, Hardy Reynolds and Fritz Schalmo, talk about when we should rescue our children and when we should watch, wait and pray. They talk about the struggles, the reasons we want to rescue and the benefits that can come from allowing your children to walk through their difficult times.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Tracey Bailey and Dan Marcone
Tracey Bailey and Dan Marcone have a conversation about generations and the effects on your parenting. Which generation are your children? What generation are you? What does that mean for how you parent your children or how they are growing up?
Let’s Chat Parenting Upcoming Topics
Our host, Sarah Jane Creech, talks with Tracey Bailey about our focus for the next year. We look forward to discussing the idea of “How to Raise a Healthy Adult” throughout this school year in our live events and our podcast.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Brandy Nicks
We talk with Registered Mental Health Intern, Brandy Nicks, about the different stages of parenting and specifically how to navigate the teenage years.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Dan Marcone
Dan Marcone, licensed mental health counselor and clinical director at Seasons Counseling Orlando discusses anxiety in the teenage years and how parents can move towards your students in a helpful and intentional ways. We will also discuss how parents can regulate your own anxiety.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Christy Gambrell
Have you ever wondered how to have a conversation with your teenager that actually unearths what is going on in their heart? Christy Gambrell, Director of Women's Ministry at Orangewood, talks about why connecting is important, how to listen and how to enter into conversations in a helpful way.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Tracey Bailey
As a family, what you choose to celebrate and how you celebrate will deeply impact your student's view of when they are lovable. Tracey Bailey, Student Care Counselor at Orangewood Christian School, talks about celebrating your children. We take a deeper look at the ways that parents could intentionally walk into moments of hope for your children.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Jared Jones
Jared Jones, Director of Student Ministries at Orangewood Church, PCA, discusses how social media has affected every inch of our world, especially the hearts of our teenagers.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Jim Coffield (Part 2)
Continued from the previous podcast, Jim Coffield shares part two of his thoughts on parenting from his new book, Shaping Your Family's Story, on how imperfect parents create hope and promise for their children.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Jim Coffield (Part 1)
Jim Coffield, a licensed mental health counselor and director of the counseling program at Reformed Theological Seminary, shares part one of his thoughts on parenting from his new book, Shaping Your Family's Story, on how imperfect parents create hope and promise for their children.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Neal Salzman (Part 2)
Neal Salzman continues part two of his discussion on the importance of rest. Neal describes current obstacles to rest, what the Bible has to say about rest, and what a life of rest looks like.
Let’s Chat Parenting with Neal Salzman (Part 1)
Neal Salzman, licensed mental health counselor and director of The Rest Initiative, discusses the importance of rest. Neal describes current obstacles to rest, what the Bible has to say about rest, and what a life of rest looks like.
Let’s Chat Parenting With Justin Holcomb (Part 2)
In the second half of this conversation, Justin Holcomb speaks to our parents about a theology of sex, child sexual abuse prevention and how to respond in the case of a child who is being abused. (This is a recording from our Let’s Chat Parenting Live event.)
Let’s Chat Parenting With Justin Holcomb (Part 1)
Justin Holcomb speaks to our parents about a theology of sex, child sexual abuse prevention and how to respond in the case of a child who is being abused. Justin is an Episcopal priest and teaches theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He also serves on the boards of Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) and Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments (GRACE). (This is a recording from our Let’s Chat Parenting Live event.)
Let’s Chat Parenting With Matt and Ryan Casada (Part 2)
Depression is a serious issue for teenagers that parents often feel ill-equipped to address. In part two of the conversation, Matt & Ryan Casada continue their discussion on depression. What should you be looking for? How does situational depression affect your teenager? What are good questions to ask them so that they might actually talk to you?
Let’s Chat Parenting With Matt and Ryan Casada (Part 1)
Matt & Ryan Casada are a husband-and-wife pair of mental health therapists and Ryan works at Orangewood Christian School in the guidance department. In part one, Matt & Ryan talk about depression in teenagers. What should you be looking for? How does situational depression affect your teenager? What are good questions to ask them so that they might actually talk to you?