The Radical Parent

Parent Coaching & Consultation  provided by Keith McCurdy

"Radical  Parenting...By Design"

The vast majority of children today are “normal”. Normal is a wide range of developing and unique personalities and associated behaviors. We live in a society, however, that attempts to label and diagnose every variation of childhood personality and behavior in terms of what is “abnormal”. Since the 1970’s there has been a significant increase in mental health services aimed towards children, and yet the overall mental health of children in America has declined.


The answer in most cases is not “figuring out” the child or inventing a “new approach” to parenting. The answer is parenting in a healthy manner to prepare them to be mature adults and good citizens. This happens not by giving more privileges and freedoms, but by requiring more of them, including opportunities to succeed, fail and feel emotional pain rather than always attempting to keep our children “happy”.


When faced with child-rearing issues, previous generations did not consult a book or “parenting expert”, they asked their parents or pastor, but most often did what was common sense. Parenting “common sense” has been eroded by many influences of society and culture that have pushed false notions that we need to target high self-esteem, use strict behavioral approaches promising guaranteed outcomes, and establish partnerships or collaborative relationships with our children. All of this has worked to diminish the core principles of healthy parenting such as the establishment of parental authority and leadership in the home.


The “Radical Parenting by Design” program focuses on the healthy development of parental authority and leadership and provides the foundation for “training” our children to be healthy and mature. The focus is on the parental input rather than the behavioral outcome which, of course, we cannot control. Key aspects of understanding how our children develop and of what they are capable add to the process of rebuilding how we parent.


Parenting Consultations Include:

- Family Assessment Questionnaire – “FACT™”

- 90 minute initial consultation session

- Two 45 minute follow-up consultation sessions spanning 4-6 weeks

- Overview of child development including emotional and rational disordering

- Establishing parental authority and healthy leadership

- Making consequences matter-moving from punishment to discipleship

- The most important relationship in the home….the marriage

- What does it really mean to "impress" Truth (Deut 6:7) and "train up" (Pr 22:6) a child?


The focus of this program is on the healthy parenting process accepting that all children are unique, but in need of a common healthy foundation in parenting based on authority and leadership.


Parenting Consultation Benefits :

- No diagnosis codes assigned…no future impact on insurance premiums or coverage

- No unnecessary labels to follow a child throughout life

- Short-term educational approach…no long-term therapeutic process (consultation not therapy)

- Practical and immediately applicable in the family

- Focus on empowering the parents rather than the child

- Work is done with the parents not the children…no treatment stigma applied to the child

- Individualized focus on your parenting and family situations

- Understanding that parenting is a much simpler process than we are led to believe


Please contact us for scheduling!

Marriage Coaching & Consultation by Dave Peterson & Keith McCurdy

"Radical Marriages...By Design"

Marriage Consultation Services Consultation Perspective The vast majority of marriages today can thrive…but don’t. A marriage thrives when an ordinary man and woman with their differences, foibles, idiosyncrasies, and short comings unite with commitment, cooperation, and forgiveness to pursue their common purpose together.


That purpose is not the popular societal, selfish quest to find a “soul mate.” Healthy marriages accept the reality that we all know….that we are all unique and bring unique blessings and struggles to our relationships. Dealing with this reality, the focus is on how two unique individuals can honor the commitment of marriage by first and foremost pursuing to become “one flesh”. There is a specific “design” and “purpose” to marriage. To reference C.S Lewis, a bow and a violin make one complete instrument. Only working in unison as designed can they perform as intended.


The focus of Radical Marriage consultations is to help in the development of this “unity” by equipping couples with the basics of identifying what a healthy marriage is to be, how to build and pursue that type of marriage and how to model “unity” for their children.


Marriage Consultations Include:

- Marriage/Family Questionnaire – “FACT™”

- 90 minute initial consultation session

- Two 45 minute follow-up consultation sessions spanning 4-6 weeks

- Overview of healthy marriage characteristics and functioning – Model of Unity

- Specific equipping to strengthen your relationship and build a marriage of “oneness”


Marriage Consultation Benefits:

- No diagnoses to follow you throughout life…no future impact on insurance premiums

- Not billable to insurance hence no hassle with coverage

- Short-term educational approach…no long-term therapeutic process

- Practical and immediately applicable in the marriage and family

- Work is done with the marriage as a whole….no treatment stigma applied to the individual

- Individualized focus on your marriage, parenting and family situations


Please contact us for scheduling!