ParentEd. Talks

Partnering with Parents in Raising Phenomenal Kids

Raising kids of great character who are academically prepared with a solid biblical foundation takes intentionality and focus. As an important part of our school mission, Mount Paran Christian School partners with home and church in the total education of your children. Our purpose is to help you guide your children in their Christian faith and moral foundation. MPCS is committed to providing families with great parenting resources and tips to help overcome obstacles as children grow through different stages. We also explore many trends and topics that are influencing young children and teens in today's culture.

We are pleased to announce the dates for this year’s ParentEd. seminars and "Ted"-style talks listed below. Please mark your calendars for any or all seminars that you might find beneficial. All MPCS parents, neighbors, and friends in the community are invited to attend!



OCTOBER 30 -  How to Overcome the Pressures of the Teen Years: Helping Hurting and Stressed Teens

If you are a parent, youth pastor, or adult trying to help a hurting or stressed out teenager, you are not alone. Depression, anxiety, bullying, perfectionism, and other pressures are epidemic among teens and college students in this generation. Jesus has great compassion for hurting teens and for parents that feel scared and helpless watching their teens suffering with overwhelming pressure. This free seminar will help parents know how to recognize when their child is believing any negative thoughts or lies from the enemy, how to replace lies with the truth of God’s Word, and what to do to help.  Counselor Julie Davis will answer questions and connect concerned parents and adults with practical resources that can help bring healing and hope to their hurting or stressed-out teenager.


NOVEMBER 18 - Don’t Worry… Here’s What You Need to Know About College Admissions

Georgia Tech Director of Undergraduate Admissions Rick Clark will provide thoughtful strategies, helpful direction, and invaluable reassurance about the often bewildering college admission process. The co-author of The Truth About College Admission, Mr. Clark will address how to have open and balanced conversations to keep everyone in the family on the same page, with information relevant for anyone with a high school student. Topics will include good ways to visit schools, how to put together a balanced college list, and how admission decisions are made.


2019-2020 ParentEd. EVENTS: 


High School "Parents Engaging Purposefully" P.E.P. Talks - Steve Kyle, MPCS Director of Christian Life
SEPTEMBER 10  |  6:00 p.m.  |  MPCS Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room (1st floor)

Middle School "Parents Engaging Purposefully" P.E.P. Talks - Steve Kyle, MPCS Director of Christian Life
SEPTEMBER 12  |  6:00 p.m.  |  MPCS Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room (1st floor)

Lower School "Parents Engaging Purposefully" P.E.P. Talks - Steve Kyle, MPCS Director of Christian Life
SEPTEMBER 23  |  6:00 p.m.  |  MPCS Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room (1st floor)

"Helping Hurting and Stressed Teens" - by Julie Davies, Counselor, The Caring Center
OCTOBER 30  |  9:00 a.m.  |  MPCS Weber Collaboratory

"Don't Worry - Here's What You Need to Know About College Admissions" - by Rick Clark, Director of Admissions at Georgia Institute of Technology
NOVEMBER 18  |  6:30 p.m.  |  MPCS Weber Collaboratory

Speaker on Campus
JANUARY TBD  |  6:30 p.m.  |  MPCS Murray Arts Center

"Parenting in a Tech World" - by Viola Lussier, Director of Guidance Counseling and Randi Terry, Academic Technology Specialist
MARCH TBD  |  12:00 p.m.  |  MPCS Weber Collaboratory




ParentEd.: A Generation of Screenagers

ParentEd.: Let's Talk - The Scoop on Speech Therapy

ParentEd.: What Parents Learned from Dr. Tim Elmore 

ParentEd.: Redshirting: Do They Need That Extra Year 

ParentEd.: "Connect" With Kids' Tech Use

ParentEd.: Teen Trends


Get to Know MPCS

Mount Paran Christian School is a preschool age three through grade 12 private Christian, non-denominational, college-preparatory school. MPCS is committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts, and championship athletics all within a Christian environment and small class sizes. Founded in 1976, MPCS is fully accredited (SAIS/AdvancED) and located near Kennesaw Mountain on a 68-acre collegiate-like campus.

MPCS is proud to offer the ParentEd. series to our families and our community. Events are sponsored by our Guidance Counseling and College Counseling departments in preschool through high school. 


We also invite you to tour our campus at a Weekly Wednesday Tour at 10:00 a.m. each week. Click here to RSVP to visit.


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All ParentEd. seminars are free and open to the community. Please let us know if you plan to attend.

Seminar Locations:

Mount Paran Christian School
1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152

MPCS Murray Arts Center
Kristi Lynn Theatre (2nd floor)
Choral Rehearsal Room (1st floor)
Enter main gate off Stanley Road and take an immediate right for parking at the 3-story arts building.


MPCS Weber Collaboratory
Mulkey Building
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Park and enter main building near flag pole and front office. Follow through doors and up one flight of steps. Walk straight ahead and Weber Collaboratory is on the right.

MPCS Preschool
Sewell Cottage
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Park in the left hand parking lot and enter the preschool building between the playgrounds.


MPCS Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room
Enter main gate and follow straight. Turn right and curve around to the right to the back of the Murray Arts Center building. Park and enter through the bottom floor rear entrance. The Choral Rehearsal Room is located inside and to the left.