Parent Seminars

The aim of these talks is to provide you, the primary educators of your children, with valuable information, ideas and encouragement as a help and as a reminder of the big-picture truths and the muddy realities of practical, daily child rearing. 

2017-2018 Series

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november 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Because I want to! Forming the Will of our children

Pilar Caranti holds a Masters in Psychology from the Catholic University of Argentina. Family topics and the education of children are her passion.

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jANUARY 12, 2018 - 7:30Pm

Developing Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Steve Markel is Founder and CEO of Families of Character. Families of Character is a parenting program that helps parents develop virtues in themselves and their children.

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April 13, 2018 - 7:30PM

Disconnect to Connect:  Taking a Realistic Look at Technology’s Role in Family life and School

Jason Hebert is the Headmaster of Western Academy where he also teaches Religion and Art in the middle school.

2016-2017 Series

april 21, 2017 - 7:30PM

Forming Young Men to Continue to Grow in Freedom and Responsibility

Pat Fagan, Psychologist and founder of The Marriage and Religion Research Institute.

january 13, 2017 - 7:30PM

Parental Authority: Embracing Your Role as the Author of Your Family Story

Christopher J. Carroll, Head of Lower School at Western Academy.

November 4, 2016 - 7:30PM

Forming boys' lifelong good habits: The Education of the Will

Jim Stenson, Educator and author.

2015-2016 Series

April 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

Showing your children that God has a role in their life

Tim Reckart, Senior partner at a law firm in Tucson, Arizona, father of 6.


JANUARY 8, 2016 - 7:30PM

How to Help your Child Become the Best Version of Himself

Katie Elrod, Director of Curriculum at Montrose School in Boston

November 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Communication to Build a Stronger Family

Martin Boles, Litigation partner at a law firm in Los Angeles, father of 9, co-founder of St. Monica Academy in Montrose, California. 

2014-2015 Series

May 15, 2015 - 7:15pm

Creating a Culture of Reading

Tom Spence, Editor at Regnery Publishing, father of 10.

January 16, 2015 - 7:15pm

Communicating a Christian View of Human Sexuality

Alvaro de Vicente, Headmaster of the Heights School--Potomac, MD.

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November 21, 2014 - 7:15pm

Leading Your Children to Genuine Happiness

Guido and Pilar Caranti, A founding Western Academy couple, parents of 6