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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

When Moms Teach Resistant Children

This is one of Chris' most requested seminars. You will discover the surprising reasons children resist and what you can do to prevent resistance in your own children.

Why Your Homeschooling Must Be Different

Do you know why you chose to homeschool? In this seminar, Chris will share the secrets that show why homeschooling makes sense for you.

Is Homeshooling Math Straining Your Relationship with Your Children? Let’s Identify the Trouble Spots!

This provocative and entertaining session will explore the reasons behind the difficulty in teaching concepts that are traditional trouble spots in mathematics. Topics will be determined by the audience and may include operations with fractions and decimals, story problems, operations with signed numbers and numerous others. The secret to mastery in mathematics is the understanding of concepts. We will share strategies that will demonstrate how students at all levels can benefit from a critical-thinking approach to learning.

Homeschool to Succeed Not Just Compete

Many of us choose to homeschool because we have little to no confidence in traditional education. Global statistics indicate that our educational system is deficient. Home education gives us an opportunity to maximize our children's strengths and fortify their weaknesses. It allows us the opportunity to instill a culture and an attitude of excellence in our children. We have all the time, tools and ability to individualize instruction that will prepare our children to succeed in any field of endeavor to which God has called them.

The Joys (and Heartbreaks) of Adoption

Maybe you are like me; you know that you were called to adoption. Maybe you are praying about fostering or adopting as you read this title. Adoption is a joyous calling but can come with plenty of heartache. In this presentation, I share my very honest journey of adoption that includes plenty of both. You will walk away with some practical ways to help your family on this adoption journey.

Ten Ways to Stop Defiance, Disrespect and Meltdown

Nothing is more frustrating and embarrassing than a child being defiant or melting down in public. Have a little one who looks right through you and says, “No!”? Have a teenager who defies you or rolls his eyes? Have a child who refuses to go places? Kirk will show you how to stop a meltdown in public without losing it yourself! You will learn how to turn emotional power struggles into opportunities to build trust and teach self-discipline. You will be blown away by how practical these strategies are.

Top Ten Free Technology Tools for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers looking to be good stewards often find the best free tools. Whether you are looking for ways to use the computer as an assistant while working with another child, or finding the best resources to enhance or build lessons, this presentation will highlight some of the best and easiest-to-use technology tools for homeschoolers. Participants will find tools for becoming more organized, quickly find quality resources to assist with any topic, and more. Participants will receive handouts that will show how to access all the great technology tools shown in the presentation.

The Day I Flunked My Homeschool Kid

Far from picture perfect, homeschooling can be a challenge for even the most organized, patient, godly woman (and Marty used to think she was one!). Rather than focusing on an Ivy League education or earning potential as an adult, Marty’s desire is for her children to be men and women of character, prepared for life as functioning adults with a plan and a purpose. How do you make that happen? Marty will give real life examples and tips from her years of homeschooling.

Homeschooling on a Shoe String Budget

Homeschooling need not be expensive in order to be successful. Pat, who published a newsletter entitled BIG Ideas, Small Budget for more than ten years, will share ways that homeschooling families can not only save money, but earn money all while turning daily events into educational experiences! This workshop highlights material from Pat’s book entitled, Plant a Seed, Raise an Entrepreneur.

Don't Miss the Gift in This Child

Have you ever heard someone say “All children are gifts from God” only to roll your eyes and think “Ha! They don't know what goes on in my house!” If you don't look for God's gifts, you may be missing some of His best. Come laugh and be encouraged to see just what God had in mind when he designed your child. Learn how to see your child through God's spectacles and how to stay focused on God's vision of your child—not the world's.

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