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A Strategic Parenting event

“Why can’t he focus? Why is he always moving?”
“He won’t talk. I can tell he’s struggling, but he won’t open up. Help!”
“How can I help my son experience more success in school?”
“He was so tender when he was young, and now he seems so angry.”
“Is this normal for a boy his age?”

These are questions, declarations and some of the most common cries for help author, speaker, and counselor David Thomas, L.M.S.W. hears every day in his counseling office. They represent the playful, puzzling, passion-filled, sometimes exhausting, fascinating and mysterious journey of raising boys.

Join us as David helps us understand and explore the hearts, minds and ways of boys and the vital role we play along the journey to manhood. We will look at the different stages of a boy’s development and define what he needs from us in each of those stages.

This class is packed full of practical suggestions for how to parent, teach and discipline more in tandem with the way he is designed rather than in opposition to it. Come enjoy some fresh insight and much-needed encouragement on the road to raising boys, from birth through adolescence.


Thursday, October 3

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Free • Public Welcome

Fellowship Hall at Second Presbyterian Church

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David Thomas

DAVID THOMAS, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling ( in Nashville, TN, the co-author of eight books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers) and Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach. He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including his own with Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan called Raising Boys and Girls, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country.

He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen. You can follow him on social media at raisingboysandgirls and find the latest parenting resources at


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Presbyterian Day School cordially invites you to join us for our Admission Open House:
Thursday, November 7th 
9:00 - 10:30am 

We invite you to come experience Early Childhood at PDS. We will begin with a brief presentation from headmaster Steve Hancock, followed by tours of our Early Childhood Building given by our 6th-grade admission ambassadors. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and meet some of our Early Childhood faculty and staff.



This is the second article in a three part series on helping our children grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man (Luke 2:52).

As we continue our series on growing to be like Jesus in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man (Luke 2:52), this article focuses on what it means to grow in stature. You can find the introduction to this series here, and the article on wisdom here.

Quick—think of someone you admire. What four or five attributes do you admire about them?

Maybe you thought of their talents or skills—or even their strength or their intelligence. But it’s likely most of the things you thought of have to do with character.

We should think about our kids in a similar way. We want our kids to grow physically and develop skills in academics, arts, and sports, is that really what we want our kids to be known for? I think we want our children to be known for their character—for being brave or kind or wise.

Growing in stature means developing physically and developing a reputation. As a parent which part of growing in stature can you have the biggest impact on as you spend time with them and shape them? Certainly not height! And while you can have some impact on the skills your children develop, you can have a huge impact on the development of their character.

Last modified on September 10, 2019

Moms in Prayer - Begins September 25 [Update]

News Brannon Schroerlucke Monday, September 09, 2019 9:09 AM


The first meeting date has been moved from September 11 to September 25.

The Moms in Prayer group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in room B100 in the church building.

Join other PDS moms after carpool from 8:15am to 9:00am in praying for our boys, families, faculty, and school

The first meeting for the 2018-2019 school year will be on Wednesday, September 11th September 25.

For more information, contact Brannon Schroerlucke.

On theCalendar


Hussey Commons at Presbyterian Day School
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Presbyterian Day School’s Toddler Time events are geared towards boys and girls ages 2 to 4. These free educational opportunities are offered a number of times throughout the year, These events and fill up fast so register your kids today.

Free! RSVP


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
For more information, contact Kim Bridgforth

EC Commons
7:50 am - 9:00 am

B100 (Church)
8:15 am
Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Join other moms in praying for our boys, families, faculty, and school.


The home of Grace and Ethan Knight
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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