LIFT and Speaker Presentation

Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) has been a part of Bethany Busy Bee for ten years.  It was initiated to bring topics to parents about life, parenting, spiritual growth, taking care of yourself, the relationship with your spouse, cleaning tips and many other uplifting topics.  Speakers vary in their areas of expertise.

Speaker Presentation is held with professional speakers that share information about various parenting topics, whether about nutrition; how to handle a picky eater; sleep, schedules and routines; anxiety in children: social emotional skills in children; and various styles on how to handle children’s behavior to assist in finding the best style that feels comfortable with your family.

The entire event is free, including the speaker, beverages and appetizers and onsite childcare so parents can enjoy this special “adult” time. Simply register in advance so we can accommodate your childcare needs with proper staffing. Infants are always welcome to stay with the parent during the entire event or on and off, whatever makes you most comfortable.  This is a time to gather, listen, ask question, discuss, share, learn, and build relationships.  It is held once a month in the Fireside Room (the room just on the right from the Bethany Busy Bee Preschool entrance). 

The speaker event meets from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.  Children receive a free lunch bunch when attending these events, and infants stay at childcare for free.  Everyone is welcome – your family and friends; and, those without children and with children who do not attend Busy Bee.   We are always happy to see you and your friends here.

You may also see “Calendar” section under “Events”.

 This year’s speakers and topics will be:

  • September 19 – L.I.F.T. from 12:00 – 1:30 pm “STRANGER DANGER SKILLS FOR CHILDREN”, Presented by Jack Lipski, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapist  

WHAT?               A “hands on” training session to help kids recognize and avoid dangerous strangers.  Plus, handouts and information for parents.

WHO?                 Children ages 4 to 9 and their parents.   (Parents must attend with their children)

WHEN?               Wednesday, September 19,2018 from 12-1:30 pm

WHERE?            Busy Bee Preschool

WHY?                  Help your kids find answers to the following questions:

–Who is a dangerous stranger?

–What are the two tactics strangers always use on kids?

–How can kids recognize and resist a lure?

–What can kids do to protect themselves?

–What is inappropriate touch?

Kids will have opportunities to practice and role-play real life situations to help them remember and have the courage to protect themselves.

FEEL FREE TO INVITE A FRIEND TO ATTEND WITH YOU! The entire event including food, beverages, childcare or lunch bunch is all a gift from Busy Bee! Please RSVP with this link:  Stranger Danger

John (Jack) Lipski has 41 years of experience in education and counseling.  He is a former public school educator teaching in both Junior and Senior High as well as Special Education.  He is a Regent Scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Currently, Jack serves Shepherd of the Hills Church and School as a Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy. He also serves as School Counselor and writes a bi-monthly parenting article entitled “Jack’s Corner.”  Jack is a Certified Love and Logic® instructor and teaches parenting classes in the south Denver area.  He speaks at Regis, Arapahoe Community and Metro Universities to Child and Developmental Psychology classes.  He is the Chairperson of “Safeguarding Our Children,” an organization dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse and educating churches and schools in policies and procedures regarding this issue.  Tuesday evenings, Jack volunteers at the Denver Federal Correctional Institution leading Community Bible Study.   Susan and Jack met in the third grade, later married and are the parents of adult children Lauren and Nick.

  • September 27 – Parent Resources from 12 – 1:30 pm “Anxiety & Attachment Parenting” with Whitney Dittmar

    Come learn more about anxiety in children and its effect on the brain and body as well as attachment parenting. We will talk about supports and ways to practice better self-care to help manage all the stressors children and families are facing in today’s culture. Mrs. Dittmar is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her sons attended Busy Bee.

Includes complimentary childcare, light refreshments, fellowship and an industry professional speaker. You may bring a friend. Please R.S.V.P. for childcare with this link: Anxiety & Attachment Parenting

  • October 26th – “Flip It: Addressing Challenging Behavior” with Annie Deutschmann, LCSW  from 12 – 1:30 pm 

     FLIP IT® is a strategy anyone can use to address a challenging behavior using four supportive steps to help young children learn about their feelings, gain self-control and reduce challenging behavior. It is a simple, kind, strength-based, commonsense and effective four step process embodied in the FLIP IT mnemonic: F – Feelings, L – Limits, I – Inquiries, and P – Prompts.
    FLIP IT transforms best practice into a strategy that is easy to remember, applicable in a variety of challenging situations and portable. FLIP IT may not be rocket science, but it is brain development, and an effective strategy used with children.

Complimentary light refreshments, childcare, and an interesting topic. Please bring a lunch for children in childcare or Lunch Bunch.  Please RSVP by October 19th to staff properly for childcare here: “Flip It: Addressing Challenging Behavior”

  • November 1 – L.I.F.T.  from 12 to 1:30 pm “Kindergarten Readiness” with Andrew Hayes, Ambleside Principal

Please join Andrew Hayes, Ambleside Principal and parent of a busy bee student, as he shares with us what to expect at kindergarten and tips on how to prepare your child for the transition to kindergarten.  Free childcare and light refreshments included. Please R.S.V.P. with this link:

  • December 6th – LIFT from 12 to 1:30 pm “Understanding the Heart of a Child” with Jack Lipski

Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov 29th to schedule proper staffing for childcare. Please list the children’s name and ages under comment. Childcare and light snacks are provided. Please bring a lunch for your kids staying for Lunch Bunch. Everything is complimentary. We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP with this link:

  • January 16 – L.I.F.T.- “Five Languages of Love” with Lily Chang from 12-1:30 pm

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 9th and let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care.  Please bring a lunch for the children.

    The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends.

    We look forward to seeing you there.   

    To R.S.V.P. Please click on this link for the Evite:   
  •  February 7 – Parent Resources: “How to Handle a Picky Eater” with Amanda Gersabeck, Registered Dietitian

    Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 26th to schedule proper staffing for childcare. Please list the children’s name and ages under comment. Childcare and light snacks are provided. Please bring a lunch for your kids staying for Lunch Bunch. Everything is complimentary as a gift to you. We look forward to seeing you!

    RSVP with this link:
  • March 21 – LIFT from 12 – 1:30 pm “Body Safety” with Whitney Dittmar

    Mrs. Dittmar is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her sons attended Busy Bee. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 14th to schedule proper staffing for childcare. Please list the children’s name and ages under comment. Childcare and light snacks are provided. Please bring a lunch for your kids staying for Lunch Bunch. Everything is complimentary as a gift to you. We look forward to seeing you!

    Please RSVP with this link: 
  •  April 11 –  “Family Routines and Structure” with James Nee, LCSW  from 12 – 1:30 pm

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 4th and let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care. Please bring a lunch for the                   children.

The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends.

Please RSVP with this link:
  • April 25 –   “Spiritually and Emotionally Created for Learning” with Dr. Debby Carter from  12 – 1:30 pm

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 18th with this link:    

    Please let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care. Please bring a lunch for the children. Light refreshments will be served.  The event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends.  We hope you’ll join  us.

  • May 9th – “Six Essential Listening Skills for Parents” with Jack Lipski from 12 to 1:30 pm
  • Please RSVP by Thursday, May 2nd and let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in child care.  Please bring a lunch for the children.

    The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends.

    We look forward to seeing you there.