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Parenting in a Digital Age Part 3 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 3 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

June 6, 2019

Modern technologies propagate a value system. Winners win and losers lose but is that a true statement?

Is the purpose of life. To make it to the one percent? Or would I or which would I rather have my child be? A neurotic performance-oriented performance driven member of the one percent. Or totally average in lifestyle but knows how to love his spouse and care for his children enjoys that which is good true and beautiful has a rich relationship with ideas and books as many friends and is a blessing to everyone in the neighborhood a quote winner one rich in the relation of life to set different value systems. Which do you want for your child?

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 2 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 2 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 30, 2019

What's the most formative influence in that child's life. Is it parents? Is it teachers? I promise you it's the screens that's what's shaping the child's character. Every child is born knowing there are things worth having and things worth avoiding but they're absolutely clueless what those are. Their affections are set first by the parents, then by the tribe. What do you desire? Child What do you want?  Those desire we're not random events. They were cultivated. And they were cultivated by somebody or some thing.And. It's a function of quality time. Whoever has the most quality time with the child gets to do the most shaping of the affections. 

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 1 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Parenting in a Digital Age Part 1 with Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 23, 2019

Silicon Valley tech executives and engineers enroll their kids in no tech Waldorf schools. Google founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page went to no tech Montessori schools as did Amazon creator Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales many parents intuitively understand that the ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.4

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.4

March 7, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.3

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.3

February 28, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.2

February 21, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 3.1

February 14, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.2

February 7, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 2.1

January 31, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity.

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.3

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.3

January 24, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.2

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.2

January 17, 2019

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The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.1

The Pursuit of Maturity with Dr. Bill St. Cyr Part 1.1

January 10, 2019

Join Dr. Bill St. Cyr for the multi-part series on The Pursuit of Maturity. 

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Dr. Bill St. Cyr

Educating with the Brain in Mind Seminar Dr. Bill St. Cyr

May 31, 2018

"To be a teacher you just manipulate their sense experience in such a way as to write on the blank slate of the students mind. We cannot as Christians believe that's all there is to education. As Christians we believe you can know God. And that is not just the processing of sensory information."​ ~Dr. Bill St. Cyr @ Educating With the Brain in Mind Seminar 

Dr. Bill St. Cyr is a gifted educator, counselor, teacher trainer and conference speaker. Since 2001, he has partnered with his wife in giving leadership to Ambleside Schools International. Prior to becoming Executive Director of ASI, Bill taught high school at Ambleside of Fredericksburg and spent ten years in private practice as a pastoral counselor. His professional experience includes serving as a youth minister, providing leadership to a discipleship ministry on Capitol Hill, and serving as assistant to the Chaplain of the United States Senate. Bill's academic degrees include B.A. in political science (Louisiana State University), M.A. in theology with an emphasis in patristics (Catholic University of America), and M.S. and Ph.D. in pastoral counseling (Loyola of Maryland). 

NOTE: The use of "animal brain"or the "reptilian brain" makes reference to the oldest of the three that controls the body's vital functions such as heart rate, breathing, body temperature and balance. The reptilian brain includes the main structures also found in a reptile's brain: the brainstem and the cerebellum.

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How do we form a human soul? What Charlotte Mason knew about the art of education. [BASECAMP Live]

How do we form a human soul? What Charlotte Mason knew about the art of education. [BASECAMP Live]

April 23, 2018

How do we make education a joyful discovery? Is it knowledge alone or do relationships have something to do with it? What kind of relationship does your child have with history, with their siblings, with math, with their teacher? If relationships are important, how do we shape the affections of what our children love? Perhaps the environment we create, and what we celebrate or criticize can have a huge impact. Learn more about what Charlotte Mason knew about children and how they learn as we welcome Bill St. Cyr, co-founder of Ambleside Schools International.

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 5: Questions and Answers

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 5: Questions and Answers

February 25, 2018
Part 5 – Questions and Answers
Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International, answers questions on Bringing up Joyful Children.
 
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Bringing up Joyful Children Part 4: Additional Skills of Joy

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 4: Additional Skills of Joy

February 25, 2018
Part 4 – Additional Skills of Joy
In the final part of his series on “Bringing up Joyful Children,” Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International identifies: additional joy skills, the capacity to handle the six painful emotions and the ability to return to joy. Dr. St. Cyr concludes with several practical recommendations on how to build joy in the lives of our children.
 
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Bringing up Joyful Children Part 3: The Skills of Joy

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 3: The Skills of Joy

February 25, 2018
Part 3 – The Skills of Joy
The third part of a four-part series, Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International identifies three skills essential to building a joyful life: the capacity for shared joy; the capacity to delight in the Good, True and Beautiful; and the habit of sweet thoughts.
 
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Bringing up Joyful Children Part 2: The Constituents of Joy

Bringing up Joyful Children Part 2: The Constituents of Joy

February 25, 2018
Part 2 – The Constituents of Joy
The second part of a four-part series, Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International explores the fundamental constituents of a joyful existence: belonging, security, fruitfulness, and contentment.
 
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