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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

All the World's a Stage—You Just Need a Script

Join theatre teacher and playwright, Joshua Rexford, as he talks about the essentials of storytelling. Whether for stage, screen or print, great stories have certain things in common that take them out of their media and into the hearts and minds of their audiences. Learn how characters, setting, description and many other elements must come together to take a story from creative to classic!

Charlotte Mason and Her Methods

This talk is a practical and encouraging overview of the methods used in the Charlotte Mason approach, including living books, short lessons, fine arts, history, dictation, narration, copywork, poetry and more.

How to Raise Kids to Be Best Friends

Mark and Cindy Fox have raised six of their seven children to adulthood, with their youngest closing in fast. All seven are best friends today and enjoy close fellowship, but it wasn't always that way. Mark will share, with some of his adult children, how God worked in their family to develop good relationships that will last a lifetime.

Looking into the Heart, Going beyond the Behavior

Parenting children isn’t easy. That fact escapes no parent. In this session, we’ll see how to develop biblical strategies to help overcome disobedience in our children by guiding the heart and going beyond outward behaviors. This session will discuss the importance of being a unified team in parenting as a married couple. You will be encouraged to know that there is indeed help and refreshment for the weary parent!

Using Unit Studies to Ignite the Love of Learning in Your Children

Unit studies are great way to bring fun into your homeschool while helping your child retain information. Children learn best and better recall information that they experience in a hands-on way. Bring history to life through living books and discovery learning. Experience science first-hand and learn through successes and failures on how things work. Enjoy the fine arts as a family while learning about historical time periods. Teach children of multiple ages at the same time.

Raising Real Men: Surviving and Appreciating Boys

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 a play date 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!

What Are You Thinking?—Learning Styles and Beyond

So often, learning style materials pour all their time and energy into finding the right label for your child’s learning style. And while there are many different tools for assessment, too often these same materials are light on just what you should do after the labeling. How do you teach history so it sticks? What if she can’t understand fractions? What if he loves language but hates to write? This workshop will be all about "What do we do now?"

Encouragement for Leaders

One of the greatest needs every leader has is the need to be encouraged. This is especially evident in churches, where the latest surveys suggest that 70% of pastors constantly battle depression, half of pastors’ marriages end in divorce and half would leave the ministry if they could make a living another way. The stories and principles I will share in this workshop will be an encouragement to pastors and church leaders, but will be helpful to anyone serving in a leadership position.

Healthy Eating Simplified

Have you ever wanted to feed your family more healthy foods but just didn't know where to start? Sue will share her seven steps to healthy living that are both practical and easy to follow.

The Power of a Home Purpose

Discover the reason why many homes struggle and drift against today's culture. Find new dynamic energy and stability through a biblical purpose statement. And learn how to construct your own unique signature statement.