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2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair

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

Hearing the Music: Homeschooling Instead of Ritalin for Gifted, Talented and Creative Kids

This workshop will provide you with tips from the trenches. You don’t need a graduate degree in gifted education. Hear how a homeschooling mom developed a program that works!

Getting Started and the NC Homeschool Law (2013)

“Do I need a school room? Is homeschooling legal? Can I do this? What if they don’t listen?” Charles will cover getting started homeschooling as well as the NC homeschool law. Charles provides the “details” along with sharing personal experiences from twenty-eight years of homeschooling. He provides information for dads as well as lots of encouragement and practical tips for moms.

The Mommy Spa

Dear Mommies, this workshop is the spa visit you need, the break you never get and the gift of encouragement that you so richly deserve. Come away and be refreshed, rejuvenated, recharged and filled up so that you have something to give to your children. This session is all about you—the faithful homeschooling moms who daily sacrifice your own lives for the sake of your children. Let’s celebrate you!

A Journey of Grace–Coming Alongside Your Child in the Teen Years

What does parenting look like as your child enters into the young adult years? What are your children’s greatest needs, strengths and weaknesses? What priorities do you as a parent embrace during this time of your child’s transition into adulthood? With three teens still at home, plus two married and two college-age adult children, Tracy personally relates some of her struggles, joys and failures as a parent, encouraging moms and dads to have great hope in a faithful God who desires to knit the hearts of parents and their children during this special season of life.

Virtues and Values: A Family’s Quest for Conscientious Living Via Literature and History

Jim Weiss explores a prominent driving issue for all conscientious parents—how to teach character and values in a world full of appalling examples of morals gone amuck. Choosing rich literary models and historical leaders is one way to contrast good and evil; right from wrong and navigate a path toward a rich, healthy and conscientious lifestyle.

Raising Real Men

In spite of what the culture is telling us, boys and girls are different. Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of history or had a single math lesson take three hours? Then you’re probably raising boys! If the world seems intent on gender-bending and forcing our sons into a feminized mold, Hal and Melanie, parents of six boys, explain the biblical way out—and a better way to turn wild little dirt lovers into strong Christian men!

Families Love Travel: On the Cheap!

Does your family have cabin fever but your budget is slim? Take a vacation without breaking the bank: ten proven tips to save hundreds of dollars. Speaker Notes

Teaching Writing across the Curriculum

You know you need to have your children learn to write well, but how can you do that and get all your other subjects done? Easy: make writing part of science, history and literature. Come learn how to easily make writing part of your school day in a way your kids will enjoy.

The Empty Nest—It’s Coming

Whether you are dreading these years or excitedly looking forward to them, most mothers experience common thoughts, struggles and emotions when you enter the empty nest years. Come here from two mothers in different stages of this process about what to expect and be comforted by the fact that you are not alone and maybe be able to prepare just a bit.

Quiet Time in a Loud House

Too many moms feels guilt if they can’t fit in a daily quiet time with God. Yet with the many demands of motherhood (you know, laundry, nursing babies, dishes, food prep, misbehaving toddlers and don’t forget some actual homeschooling) when is this supposed to happen? And when you finally figure out a routine that could have a chance of working, there is the frustration of being interrupted by loud noises, which can include the cries of young children. Rachael has first-hand experience in this arena raising seven growing children at home.