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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

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!

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!

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.

Homeschooling: Methods that Win and Methods that Wipe Out

This workshop uncovers the reasons why we get discouraged as we travel the road of homeschooling. We tie up heavy burdens, place them on our backs and struggle through each day using overly difficult principles and practices that drag us down. By mid-year, we are so exhausted and depleted that we wonder how we’ll ever get through. Consequently, the joy of following God’s will in homeschooling is missing. This should not be! Jeannie explains how many homeschool moms employ philosophies, techniques and methodologies that consume a great deal of time and energy with little result.

Foundations of a Pro-Life Worldview: Whose Rules Should We Play By?

While the street-level debate over abortion rages on, a serious intellectual discussion about the foundation for human rights continues almost unnoticed. What makes humans valuable? Can secularism provide an adequate grounding for basic human rights? How do natural rights differ from merely positive (legal) ones? These questions are foundational and must be addressed persuasively lest the dehumanizing ideas of the ivory tower become true for the culture at large.

How to Really Love Your Spouse

With candor, humor and sensitivity the Carters discuss biblical love in the context of marriage and how we can work to make our marriages reflect this model. This will be discussed in the context of the differences between men and women.

Relational Wisdom: A Better Kind of Smart

Relational wisdom is your ability to discern emotions and interests in yourself and in others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships constructively. In this life-changing message, Ken Sande will describe the biblical basis for relational wisdom and show how these skills can enable you to experience closer relationships and less conflict at home, at church and in the workplace, as well as improved team-building, better job performance and a more credible witness for Christ.