Raising boys believing “He’ll be okay” – Really? 2

kelleyWhen it comes to parenting, there is no end to our need for wisdom! Not that we put our trust in experts (they are also imperfect people) but we certainly benefit from listening and reflecting on their input.

One such person is Celia Lashlie.

I personally loved her book, He’ll be okay, on raising boys with an emphasis on the middle school years. If this is your present journey or lies just ahead then make the time to hear her speak. She is down to earth, funny, and tells the most fabulous stories about young men that always remind me so poignantly about my own three boys.

Celia is coming to Perth in May and this is REALLY something you don’t want to miss.

No regrets


Here is the information for her upcoming events:

The Department of Local Government and Communities is hosting a free Parenting Matters Seminar titled ‘Boys to Men’. Researcher and social commentator, Ms Celia Lashlie, author of “He’ll be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men”, will examine what teenage boys are thinking and what happens when they make poor choices.  She will provide advice on how parents and significant people in their lives can guide them through adolescence into manhood. Seminar details are as follows:

Date:               Monday 12 May 2014

Time:               7:00pm to 9:00pm

Venue:             Auditorium

Perth Modern School
Roberts Road

Registration:    http://www.trybooking.com/EPDS  by 9 May 2014 is essential.  Please see the attached flyer for further information.

Ms Lashlie will also be presenting a Professionals’ Seminar on the same topic, however the focus will be on how services and professionals can support parents and families with young men who may be showing signs of at-risk behaviour.  Seminar details:

Date:               Monday 12 May 2014

Time:               10:00am to 12:00pm (9.30am for registration and tea/coffee)

State Library Theatre
Alexander Library building
Francis St, Northbridge

Registration:    http://www.trybooking.com/EPDT  by 9 May 2014 is essential.

About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.

2 thoughts on “Raising boys believing “He’ll be okay” – Really?

  • Alison Dunn

    Tried to get on your talk regarding adolescent boys to men. So sorry it’s fully booked. Really in need struggling with my 17yr old. If there are any other sessions or any cancellations please let me know. Thanks. Alison, Riverview church

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