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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Homeschooling from the Homefront

This workshop addresses the unique challenges that seem to affect homeschooling families within the military community. Katherine will seek to offer some practical homeschooling tips for the many moves a family might make and how to the homeschooling requirements within different states and even overseas duty stations. She will also encourage the spiritual aspect of understanding the call of a military family by God.

Starting Over Again

Just when you think you're headed down the home stretch of the homeschool journey, along comes another blessing—a child. Angela will share her experience of how she found encouragement and motivation as her family transitioned from one milestone to the next. Come learn how to take the challenge of teaching children with vast age differences and turn it into an opportunity for greater adventures and gain innovative ideas for teaching.

Taming the Techno-Beast, Parenting in the Internet Age

X-Boxes, Game-Cubes, the Internet, MP3 players, and iPhones have changed the way we live, have fun and interact. Children quietly glued to game monitors for hours have replaced laughter and creativity. They beg to play, whine when they can’t and even lie about the time they’ve spent on “the gadget.” Teens and pre-teens spend most of their waking hours texting, chatting on Facebook or ‘tweeting’ on Twitter. Today’s latest breaking technology becomes tomorrow’s obsession. Technology has become a powerful tool, but maybe you feel like you’ve lost control in your own home.

This, We Believe

Dads and moms, in all the busyness of life and swell of expert advice, we've forgotten the fundamental truths of homeschooling and family. In short, we’ve forgotten why we do what we do. We have plenty of “how-tos” but have forgotten the “why-tos,” and it evidences itself in our lack of joy of homeschooling, family and parenting. Join funny guy and familyman, Todd Wilson, as he sets the stage for the best year ever as he brings us back to the basics of what we believe about family and homeschooling. You're not going to want to miss this for the world.

Answers for the Homeschool Critics in Your Life—Even When It’s You

Do you have a child who doesn’t want to be homeschooled, in-laws who don’t understand your reasons for homeschooling, a spouse who isn’t sold on the idea, or a guilt complex reminding you that you have no business homeschooling your children? Those nagging, sometimes-silent disapprovals can crush a person under the weight of guilt and despair. You sometimes feel like a wave tossed to and fro because in your heart of hearts you feel God would have you homeschool, but then again, the arguments against it are almost drowning you.

It’s Way More than Math Facts

If you’ve ever wondered if what you’re doing really matters, then you need to hear what Todd has to say, and more importantly, what God has to say about parenting and homeschooling. It’s hard to believe that what you do matters when your kids are throwing tantrums, you can’t stand to sing (or hear) the alphabet song another time and your non-homeschooling friends seem to be having the time of their lives. But what you do in your home and homeschool does matter—it matters more than you could ever imagine.

An Unbeatable Team

In the sometimes bleak and harsh world of homeschooling, we need each other to make it through. So, if you've homeschooled for over ten years, are new to the game or are about to toss in the towel, you need to join us. And in case you are a dad and think you're off the hook, you're not! You're needed most of all. We promise that you'll laugh, be encouraged and be challenged in your distinct role on the homeschool team. (for husbands and wives)

Taking the Mystery Out of Achievement Testing

The very word strikes fear into the heart of many homeschool parents. Diane Allen and Marji McIlvaine will demystify the testing process, give you the information you need to choose the test type that best fits your family and offer concrete suggestions for what to do with the test scores once you have them. Come learn how the NC homeschool testing requirement is different from the type of testing done in public schools, understand how different tests work and how to interpret the scores in practical ways.

Taking the Mystery Out of Achievement Testing

The very word strikes fear into the heart of many homeschool parents. Marji McIlvaine and Diane Allen will demystify the testing process, give you the information you need to choose the test type that best fits your family and offer concrete suggestions for what to do with the test scores once you have them. Come learn how the NC homeschool testing requirement is different from the type of testing done in public schools, understand how different tests work and how to interpret the scores in practical ways.

Box Free Living

Rather than raising children to follow formulas, let us teach them using the principles of discipleship and then have them "follow me as I follow Christ." Rather than trying to force your homeschooling to look like someone else's, let's learn to hear from the Lord just what is best for your own family. Instead of falling victim to preconceived judgments, from ourselves or from others, let's learn to find God's way for us in this homeschooling journey.

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