Class For Parents
Class for Parents - Now Offered Online!
In light of the current health situation and the Bishop's pastoral directive, all public gatherings have been suspended through at least Easter Day. For this reason, we will be releasing videos of each week's Sunday class in the YouTube playlist above!
You can also listen to recordings of previous classes on the Class for Parents Recordings webpage.
View the latest COVID-19 updates here.
Sundays, January 5 - May 10
10 a.m. | Theater
Parents of all ages are invited to join us each Sunday at 10 a.m. (be sure to bring your children to the nursery, CFM offerings, and Youth classes during this time!) We will welcome experts on each of our topics to make presentations, engage in Bible study with members of our clergy, spend quality time in small groups, and share resources and support.
Want to learn more? Email Father Eric Liles.
The parent of three lively adults, Kathleen M. Fischer is also a registered nurse with a master’s degree in education. Her area of expertise is adolescent social, emotional, sexual and relational development. In a career spanning decades she has:
- worked in public health settings;
- taught in public school and at the university level;
- coached parents, teens and young adults; and
- presented at professional educational seminars.
She combines her passion for adolescent development with observation and research on families and kids, and has written two books, Bringing Our Boys Through the Second Decade and Simple But NOT Easy: Regaining Balance in Our Family Life.
Dr. Brad SchwallPresident & CEO, The Center
Dr. Schwall has been providing counseling, training for educators, social and emotional instructional programming for children, and parent education in the Park Cities and North Dallas for over 25 years. He has served at The Center, Park Cities Baptist Church, and at McCulloch Intermediate School and Highland Park Middle School in the Highland Park Independent School District. Dr. Schwall offers tips on parenting, family life, and mental health in regular articles and frequent interviews on WFAA-TV, Channel 8.
After completing his undergraduate degree in education from Baylor University, he completed his masters degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Clinical Residency in Pastoral Psychotherapy at The Center, and his doctorate in Pastoral Psychotherapy from Garrett Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Matthew HoussonPsychologist
Dr. Matthew Housson is a licensed psychologist who received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1996. He worked for seven years at the University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center, Department of Psychology, where he completed developmental assessments of preschoolers and Psychoeducational Evaluations of school-aged children. He has more than 20 years’ experience diagnosing autism, attention disorders, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders. In addition to evaluation, Dr. Housson works with families to identify appropriate educational environments for their children and also provides individual and family therapy to address behavioral and emotional concerns.
The Rev. Allison Liles
Greg and Noralyn Pickens
January - Parenting With Purpose
February - Mindfulness
March - Reconnecting
April - When Kids Ask Hard Questions
May - God Among Us
Audio recordings from previous Class For Parents classes. Listen on-demand anytime!Read More »
Additional resources for Class for Parents participants or any parents looking for help discussing a topic with their children.Read More »