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Raising Sturdy Kids

For Success in a Challenging World

All Are Welcome for a Discussion with Keith McCurdy

March 2, 2023

Heritage School
Phillip I. Neel Center
310 Smokehouse Rd

Fredericksburg, TX 78624





Join us on March 2 at 6:30p at Heritage School for a discussion with Keith McCurdy, a nationally recognized corporate and school consultant dedicated to sturdy living, an approach that aims to strengthen youth in particular through the belief that healthy struggle is the engine to growth and maturity. Keith believes that struggle is required in order for children to grow into “sturdy adults” – adults who can face life’s challenges with maturity, resilience and perseverance. Keith promotes that if we want our children to be able to do hard things, we must allow them to struggle. Visit Keith's website for more!




I am a Family and Parenting Educator and Consultant, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Virginia. I have worked with families, children, parents, and individuals for over 30 years in the field of mental health.

I provide consulting and coaching services nationally on improving parenting skills, building strong marriages, maintaining healthy relationships, leadership training, and addressing corporate stress management.  I have developed and regularly offer parenting retreats entitled “Raising Sturdy Kids” to help parents operate from the correct paradigm with their children and have extended and customized this powerful program for schools and students. I also provide counseling services in person and via teletherapy throughout the state of Virginia at Total Life Counseling, Inc.  


I received my Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from James Madison University. I am currently the President and Founder of Live Sturdy, LLC, and President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc. For many years I have been a consultant and speaker nationally to businesses, churches, and schools (public, private, faith based and within the world of Classical Education.)  I previously served as Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian classical school in Roanoke, VA. I am a regular contributor on the “BaseCamp Live” podcast with multiple interviews and the “McCurdy Moment” segments, as well as being featured on the Circe Institute’s podcast “The Commons” and “Crosspolitic.”My primary focus is helping others better understand how a Therapeutic worldview, and often psychology itself, has worked to undermine morality, healthy family functioning, and our ability to equip our children to thrive in this world. A significant part of my work is helping parents understand the needed benefit of allowing their children to struggle to learn to do hard things.  I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy living in the beautiful Roanoke Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains with my wife.

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