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2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair

The 29th Annual Conference and Book Fair, May 24-26, 2013

What Homeschoolers Won’t Talk About

With a bit of homeschool humor and the depth of the truths of God's Word, Dara will encourage and challenge homeschooling parents with the realities of feeling insecure, inadequate, being overwhelmed, not being perfect or having perfect kids. Our God is able even when we are not! We all experience these very human feelings when raising and teaching our children, but God is adequate and has a plan for us as well as our kids. Learn ways to combat these feelings and how God can bring about delight in our homes in spite of our imperfections.

Microbusiness for Homeschoolers: Laying a Foundation of Family Freedom through Entrepreneurial Education

Home is where the heart is, and for countless generations, it’s where families lived, worked and learned in a harmonic, holistic way. Entrepreneurship and home education can still lead to habits of mind that produce the kinds of citizen-scholars that founded our country. Learn how to choose and start a manageable microbusiness, how to incorporate entrepreneurial education into your homeschool and how to grant credit for various types of entrepreneurial learning.

Online Classes? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Moving into the future with homeschooling, the availability of online education is exploding! Is it effective? Is it legal? How does it work? If we are thinking about it, what age should we begin? What are the pros and cons? Aren’t all of the classes about the same? And maybe the most important question—can the teacher see us in our jammies? Between them, Diane and Marji have homeschooled nine children, all moved into college, and both have one more remaining in their homes.

Creating a Solid Biblical Education with the Best of Academic Methods

What is the perfect homeschool education? It is one that prepares your children academically but more importantly teaches Christian values and a solid understanding of the Bible. Learn how to combine the Bible, the greatest history book, with literature, science, world history, music, art and multi-sensory activities. Integrate the best from classical education, Charlotte Mason and unit study style learning to create a biblically directed, academically challenging education that prepares your children to change the world for Christ.

Mary Homeschooling in a Martha World (Ronda)

Balance, that’s what it is all about. Yet we live in a culture with the daily demands of a busy world, trying to do everything. Like Martha, we love Jesus and really want to serve Him through homeschooling our children, but we sometimes struggle with weariness, feelings of inadequacy and are overwhelmed by our responsibilities. The Lord will calm our anxious hearts and give us His extravagant love right in the midst of our circumstances, so that like Mary, we can keep first things first and choose God’s best for our families.

If I Could Do It Over

Looking back over our parenting years, don’t we all wish we could have done some things differently? What if someone had given you advice that would have helped you avoid your biggest mistakes? In this talk, Jeannie shares her greatest homeschooling mistakes in the hope of saving you from making those mistakes yourself.

Overcoming Artificial Maturity

The “iY Generation” (twenty-two and younger) has acquired massive amounts of electronic information, often without practical experience and associated responsibility. This creates an artificial maturity that leaves them ill-equipped for real life. In this workshop, Jeff Sande, a “iY” himself, will provide practical guidance on how teens can develop relational skills that will allow them to excel in their marriages, careers and service to God.

Ten Keys to Harmony in the Family

According to practical surveying by Lou Priollo, a Christian family counselor, many of our children today are very unhappy  because we as parents have inadvertently frustrated them to bitterness, which unless dealt with, will ultimately lead to rejection of our family values, our world view and ultimately, outright rebellion against us. This is heart breaking for parents but especially homeschooling parents because, from our perspective, we have sacrificed much to provide this world class training and opportunity for our kids. What do we do if we see our children are frustrated and angry?

The Verge: Intellectual Suicide or Biblical Truth

The purpose of this workshop is to offer a comprehensive biblical worldview seminar to families equipping them to know the truth and make it known in the home and around the world! The worldview seminar will be based on a series of systematic lessons that provide Christians, young and old, with a proper and holistic understanding of the evidence and overwhelming proof of Christianity.

Unwary Victims: Finding Freedom from Mindsets that Enslave

You’ve tried all the techniques, bought all the math manipulatives and covered all your curriculum with the correct faith-building veneer. Still, something seems to sabotage your plans. Whether you are a single or married parent, your mindset matters. This workshop will be a hard look at what can undermine both your parenting and your homeschool, but doesn’t have to. There is hope, encouragement and insight that will help!