Many teens are overwhelmed and giving up. So are some children! They’re anxious, confused, angry and too many are suicidal. They’re also talented, multi-passionate, concerned and able to solve problems. How children see and define themselves matters greatly because identity controls behavior. Who they think they are is who they will be. Identity influences children’s relationships, academics, future, hopes, beliefs and so much more. Learn how to parent so children will have a healthy identity and believe the most important identities of all.

Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”), founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., has spoken in 30 countries. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves. Attendees leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools and increased hope for building healthy relationships and increasing success in family, life and school. She has authored 6 books—most recent are Guiding Motivation, 8 Great Smarts, and Screens and Teens. Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach and a school board member prior to becoming a full-time conference speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years, and her desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.