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Event Recap

March 8th. in Kalispell, MT

A group of caring citizens comprised of parents, educators and concerned individuals created an organization called "Parents Committed to Kids". Their purpose is to help families of the Flathead Valley improve their parenting skills and bring about positive change through this education. Their first event was held at Majestic Valley Arena on Monday, March 8th.

Parents and children from all over the Flathead valley packed Majestic Valley Arena on Monday evening to hear an inspirational presentation by Mac Bledsoe. The theme of the event was “Parents Committed to Kids”. Parents were told the five simple, powerful rules taught in Parenting with Dignity, and how to use them daily to get kids to do what you want, while feeling good about themselves in the process! Mac and Barbara Bledsoe's son Drew, quarterback of the NFL's Buffalo Bills, was on hand to take photos with the kids. 

Upwards of 3,000 people were in attendance.  It exceeded everyone's expectations!  The support from our community was incredible and regrettably there were difficulties due to the huge number of people.  However, that only reinforces the need for such events, and demonstrates how eager parents are to learn how to become better at raising their kids.

Mac and the committee felt terrible that some people were turned away because of the size of the crowd so another event is scheduled just for those who couldn't make this one. It will take place on April 27th. at Helena Flats school. Details and directions will be publicized as soon as all is confirmed. Check back here to learn of the new schedule.

The "Parents Committed to Kids" committee are still trying to reconcile the financials, and it appears that proceeds should cover all expenses.  The price of a ticket covered an entire family's admission and chili dinner, which meant that this program wasn't designed to be a money maker.  Reaching families was the goal and we accomplished that mission spectacularly.  Any surplus funds will be dispersed by the committee to support parent education here in the Flathead Valley. Due to the generosity of many local area businesses, we were able to offer scholarship tickets confidentially to many families and agencies that would otherwise not have been able to attend.

Mac was quoted as saying, "this event must serve as the beginning of a movement to improve the lives of children in this wonderful Flathead Valley. We must insure that the momentum we started continues".


3,000 & Counting
Mac Bledsoe reaching out to Flathead parents and educators

Mac Bledsoe
Mac speaking
 to 3,000+ people
in Kalispell, MT


Parents at Majestic Valley Arena on 3/8/2004

More than 3000 people turned out to hear the Parenting with Dignity Message from Mac Bledsoe in March 2004. Mac's powerful message to parents about the Parenting with Dignity formula for positive change has earned him one of the best reputations with PTA groups nationwide. Many towns, cities, and communities all across America are joining in on the goal of building a better world for kids by using effective teaching tools in the home. (See Mac's Bio)

Local Sponsors

SemiTool - Talbot Insurance of Whitefish - DePratu Ford - Columbia Falls Aluminum - Plum creek Lumber - Mike Stebbins Orthodontics - Riebe's Machine Works, Inc. - H. E. Simpson Lumber - Spring Brook Ranch Foundation - First Citzens Bank - Flathead Bank in Bigfork - Valley Bank - Citizen's Bank - Don K Chevrolet - Flathead Electric - Flathead Bank - Scarff Auto Center- Flathead Valley Orthopedic Clinic - Flathead Care - Whitefish CARE - Robert & Beverly Braig - Costco - WalMart - Stock Lumber - Risen Christ Parish - Stock Lumber - H.E. Simpson Lumber Company - Sportsman Ski Haus - PeeWee's PortaPotty - Miller's Bakery - Mountain Photography to the Service Providers - Doug and Craig Miller -  Flathead Beverage - The Nurturing Center - and the parents of the Flathead Valley

The Flathead Valley is home to Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park.


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