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Beyond Mama Bear: Surviving the Balancing Act of Parenting Teenage Boys!

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Join this interactive conversation with author Lisa Filholm, about how to survive the balancing act of parenting teenage boys!  You will learn tips and tools to use immediately: hope for frazzled families!

Lisa believes that parents of teenagers need new role models. For example, when our cubs are young, Mama Bear is a fine example: strong, smart, sassy, sure of herself.  When our kids turn into adolescents, we become dangerous role models. When puberty hits and life turns into a three-ring circus, we get overwhelmed, scared, frustrated and  Mama Bear hibernates. In other words, Mama Bear goes to sleep on the job. Parents do the same: we tend to check out (because teenagers are awful and we're exhausted), leaving our kids vulnerable on their rocky journey toward adulthood. Does this all sound familiar??????

Join us for a fun, yet enlightening event on how to better parent our BOYS! In order to make the most of your time at this event, please purchase Lisa's book "Beyond Mama Bear" here  Once you get the book, please read the preface and chapters 1 & 2! If you don't have the time to read the entire book, but want to be prepared?  

~read the preface + chapter 1 & 2

~email with any burning questions you'd like to discuss

~think about ways you may tend to hibernate or check out, and why

~think about the unique ways each child challenges you and why


  1. KNOW - Do I know what's really going on?
  2. PROTECT - Must I protect my child from real and present danger?
  3. HONOR - Can I honor my teenager's unique journey toward adulthood?