Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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'Parenting Like a Pro' -- a free seminar for parents

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[October 12, 2011]  Five local churches have come together to offer the community a seminar for parents, "Parenting Like a Pro," presented by nationally known parenting experts Kendra and John Smiley. The date is Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean St.

Hardware"Parenting Like a Pro" presents solid biblical parenting principles with practical examples and experiences from parents who have been there.

The seminar is free, but registration is required. Sign up at or call 217-732-7618.

Child care will be available, with registration required.

Kendra and John Smiley live on a working farm in central Illinois. They have three grown sons and grandchildren. Kendra and John have written books and spoken together for several years. Together they have co-authored the popular "Parenting Like a Pro" book series. They host the "Parenting Like a Pro" radio program and have a monthly column called "Family Matters" in Prairie Farmer magazine.

Kendra, a former Illinois Mother of the Year, hosts a daily radio program, "Live Life Intentionally," and speaks nationally and internationally.

John, a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel, now farms in addition to writing and speaking.

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