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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

The Three Hungers

In a postmodern world, young adults struggle with narcissism, relativism and apathy. They desperately need answers to three questions: “What difference do I make?” “What is true?” “What is the purpose of my life?”

Cultivating Kids, Raising Children to Live Fruitful Lives

This generation of children has greater potential and opportunity than perhaps any generation in American history, and yet they’re growing up in a culture of aimlessness and passive consumerism. As one of the world’s leading authorities on youth leadership development and a homeschool dad, Dr. Myers weaves together fascinating biblical insights, penetrating social commentary and hilarious personal stories to help you see your child’s potential in a whole new way.

Teaching Children to Live as the Image of God Rather than Society's Definition of Success

I continue to be amazed by the number of youth and young adults who are stressed and burnt out from the regular shaming and feelings of inadequacy if they happen to not be doing something unique and special. Today’s millennial generation is being fed the message that if they don’t do something extraordinary in this life, they are wasting their gifts and potential.

Does Society Belong to the Government or God?

This session introduces the principles of subsidiarity and sphere sovereignty from the Christian social ethics tradition. The proper role of government will be explored from the Christian tradition in light of the current progressive and socialistic ideologies that dominate current American public policy debates regarding marriage and the family, education, the economy, welfare and more.

Racial Solidarity: Race Relations in the Kingdom of God

It's been said that 11:00 a.m. on Sunday is the most racially segregated hour of the week. This session explores several ways in which Christians can put on display the multi-ethnic future of God's people on earth, as it will be in Heaven without forcing Christian institutions into either tokenism or a form of affirmative action. 

Homeschooling Math without a Plan? You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

This workshop is designed to help parent-educators understand the scope, the sequence and the logic of mathematics instruction from pre-school through adult. Join Tom Clark as he takes you on a sometimes humorous journey, describing all levels of arithmetic and all mathematics courses encountered in high school and college. In addition, considerable attention will be given to identifying the “why” of the study of mathematics with an emphasis on the development of concepts, instead of rote memorization.

Celebrating the Journey: Loving, Learning and Laughing

Homeschooling is an amazing adventure—the journey of a lifetime. There are unique challenges, opportunities and experiences. Most of us are first-generation homeschoolers. So how do we do it? It’s easy to get the priorities out of order—to focus on the head knowledge and overlook or neglect the heart. Getting our priorities straight will not only honor God, but it will also enhance the educational process.

 

Living Life outside the Normal Box

As home educators unfamiliar with school traffic, bus routes and hall passes, we are bringing up our kids outside the normal box of public education. We have not chosen the predetermined prescription for our children’s education but instead have embraced an individualized approach acknowledging God’s unique design and plan for each child. But living outside the box can be lonely, confusing and scary. How do we survive life out here? Even better, how do we encourage our kids to continue their out-of-the-box thinking as they go forward in their lives?

How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. for Your Kids

Rachael Carman uses the word H.E.A.R.T. as an acronym to suggest what matters most from a biblical viewpoint. God has sent these children into your home at this specific time for His glorious purposes. Indeed, you have been invited on the adventure of a lifetime—a journey on which you will see walls fall, seas be parted and giants be slain. You don’t need special skills or training for this journey; you need only to seek God and hold tight to His mighty hand! As with so many things, the first step to having a heart for your children is knowing your heavenly Father. 

Teaching Your Kids to B.L.E.S.S.

How do you practically teach your kids to bless one another? Rachael Carman teaches an easy-to-remember lesson with five specific ways that you and your kids can bless each other with words and actions.

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