Good Enough Parenting was better than good, it was great! As a PhD in Educational Psychology, I have been to numerous training sessions on Marriage, Behavior, and Parenting, but none as practical and beneficial as GEP. GEP takes an in depth look in the before,during,and after of parenting. We laughed, cried, learned, and shared our victories as well as defeats. Everyone who attended the workshop was truly blessed by this training. It is a MUST for parents as well as grandparents!
~ Dr. William R. Scott, Gainesville, PhD in Educational Psychology
The workshop was absolutely wonderful! It gave me more of an awareness about myself as a person and parent. I am excited about what is ahead in putting in practice what I learned.
~ Michelle Maharty, NC
This program provides an understandable context for the concepts of exasperation that we all encounter in the relationships that mean most to us, and it offers insights and applicable tools and approaches to heal hearts, relationships and dreams.
~ Martha H. Brown, Web Program Manager, NC
It has been extremely helpful to have John pinpoint the problems I have felt in my own parenting and where they come from. I am thankful!
~ Jenny Schneemann, Teacher (elementary), VA
This training helped me “understand” the most important issues to focus with my kids, Connection & Acceptance with them. It helped me know the difference between Moral, Personal, & Convential issues and how to properly address them with my kids.
~ Grant Schneemann, Aviation Safety Inspector, VA
I would recommend Good Enough Parenting as an essential teaching tools for Parenting classes. Many parent are unconscious and incompetent, therefore, have no strategies to avoid lifetraps and poor coping styles.
~ Mrs. Sharon Ivy, Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, GA
I am so grateful to have a better understanding of how I deal with my emotions and situations. I know that I can be a better parent and help others to parent more effectively. I found the use of film and my favorite TV show an excellent tool to not only remember better what I was learning, but also to have the re-enactment of situations.
~ Tabatha Pelletier, Stay at home wife/mother, SC
Good Enough Parenting is the gateway to repairing and reconnecting to our adolescents. This course is a “must-have” by all parents if you want to meet the Core Emotional Needs of your children.
~ Troy Schabacker, Military, TN
This training hits the bulls eye! It is absolutely the bottomline issue that our church’s /families need to be taught. We have to meet the needs of our children and help them to see God through us in order to help them be saved! That is mighty fine!
~ Mrs. Holly Schabacker, Stay at home wife/mother, TN
We have two young adult daughters with whom I will share weaknesses / “wish I would have done.” Eager to hear their input. Professionally, I am more engaged with the effects of poor parenting skills on adolescents and will use this training to more effectively connect with students.
~ Dr. Deborah A. Ware, Public School Teacher (7th Grade), Columbia
I have worked as an educator and counselor (MA Counseling Psychology) over 12 years and served in the ministry for over 19 years and I have never attended a workshop on parenting that is as informative, relevant, and applicable as “Good Enough Parenting”. Fantastic is so many ways!
~ Willis Ware, Educator, Counselor, Columbia
This series gets to the heart of what parenting is all about – but what so many parents fail to do – connecting with our children on a heart level!
~ David Laing, Minister, Columbia
I was amazed how unconscious I was about how incompetent I am as a parent. By the end of the sessions, I believe that I may have improved to be a parent who is unconsciously competent. I plan to practice what I have learned, and my husband and I will teach our friends these invaluable skills!
~ Mrs. Alfreda G. Miller, High School Teacher (Specializing in teaching children with Learning Disabilities/Emotional Behavior Disorders), SC
This training is an all-encompassing and comprehensive program done in such a simple and illustrative manner that any parent or adult engaging with children would benefit immediately. Very nicely done!
~ Ann Cherian, Sr. Assoc. Director, Drug Regulatory Affairs, MA
Amazing in the scope and detail! Very well organized and extremely practical. Many applications, not only for parenting but personal healing and reconciliation!
~ Don Burroughs, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, GA
If you want to raise your children to develop inner strength to become their best, come and get trained how to parent them good enough.
~ Henning Hamre, Norway
“Good Enough Parenting” has been a great eye-opener and a strong motivator to make every effort to meet all the core needs of my children, not only those that come as the most “natural” to me.
~ Ronny Yttrehus, Norway
Meets one of our greatest needs by training us to pass along to our children principles that will help them avoid lifetraps we have fallen into.
~ Paul Ramsey, Columbia, USA
This training not only helped me personally; but will be irreplaceable in redirecting our teen ministry. It will help us have healthier families.
~ Candy Ramsey, Columbia, USA
Very good class to learn how to meet the needs of children, develop close relationships in family settings and give them tools for living healthy lives.
~ JP Tynes, Orlando, USA
“Good Enough Parenting” is an intensively emotional experience that could help any parent learn about themselves as well as how to parent in a healthy way.
~ Patricia Tynes, Orlando, USA
I strongly value the emphasis on needs of kids rather than focus on problems of kids. I have a very proactive direction now as a parent.
~ David Bruce, Los Angeles, USA
Thanks for giving me an understanding of the importance of the core needs of children and equipping me with tools to meet them.
~ Beate Daae Rognli, Norway
Great program that we intend to implement in our region.
~ Mr Atte Enyenihi, Financial Analyst, NY
In a world where cynicism and fault finding can leave many in despair for answers, especially in parenting, it is refreshing to know that John & Karen Louis focused on finding solutions to many of the problems that plague many parents.
~ Mr Samuel Gallison, Principal, NY
GEP is an effective blend of theoretical and research-based parenting principles with a scriptural foundation. It uses the powerful visual tool of movie therapy to solidify main points and engage learners in a meaningful and applicable way. Many families and churches will be transformed as a result of this phenomenal program.
~ Mrs Nnenna Franciamore, Doctoral Candidate/Early Childhood Educator, NY
This training has been life-changing for me. It has brought an awareness that I believe will allow me to break the chains of dysfunction in my life. Though the road will be tough, I feel this course has armed me with tools to make wiser decisions & bring my family closer.
~ Mr Steven Rivera, VP of Latin America& Caribbean Verizon, NY
GEP was very useful to me, in helping me to identify areas of my life & emotions and how it can play out in the way I parent. I am very grateful for having my eyes open to these areas so I can improve on them.
~ Mrs Kimula Campbell, Full time Ministry-Philadelphia, NY
This training has been an eye opener for me. I discover why I behave the way I behave by identifying my schemas, the good thing is that I also learned how to weaken my schemas./
~ Mrs Selma Neal, Teacher Assistant, NY
Fantastic material and fantastic presentation. Thank you so much!
~ Mr Larry Craig, Minister/Elder, NY
These principals are pearls of wisdom! I have young children and I am so grateful to have these new tools for my tool box. In fact I feel like I just inherited an entire new work room. On the door it says, “Welcome to a place of Connection & Acceptance!”
~ Mrs Laura Garrison, Technology Teacher, NY
I find this training session to be inspiring and motivational. It causes me to look introspectively as well as how I can help other parents in their marriage and their parenting of their children.
~ Mr Lewis Livingstone, Project Management, NY
GEP is practical and provides a deep yet simple approach to create great families and amazing communities.
~ Mr James Franciamore, Teacher, NY
A lot of times I use my own experiences to address a situation, not knowing that one’s schemas, that my advice may be way off. I have been made more aware of the role of schemas in families to better think through situations.
~ Mr Anthony Toguchi, Digital Marketer, NY