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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Microbusiness for Homeschoolers: Laying a Foundation of Family Freedom through Entrepreneurial Education

Home is where the heart is, and for countless generations, it’s where families lived, worked and learned in a harmonic, holistic way. Entrepreneurship and home education can still lead to habits of mind that produce the kinds of citizen-scholars that founded our country. Learn how to choose and start a manageable microbusiness, how to incorporate entrepreneurial education into your homeschool and how to grant credit for various types of entrepreneurial learning.

Creating a Solid Biblical Education with the Best of Academic Methods

What is the perfect homeschool education? It is one that prepares your children academically but more importantly teaches Christian values and a solid understanding of the Bible. Learn how to combine the Bible, the greatest history book, with literature, science, world history, music, art and multi-sensory activities. Integrate the best from classical education, Charlotte Mason and unit study style learning to create a biblically directed, academically challenging education that prepares your children to change the world for Christ.

If I Could Do It Over

Looking back over our parenting years, don’t we all wish we could have done some things differently? What if someone had given you advice that would have helped you avoid your biggest mistakes? In this talk, Jeannie shares her greatest homeschooling mistakes in the hope of saving you from making those mistakes yourself.

Overcoming Artificial Maturity

The “iY Generation” (twenty-two and younger) has acquired massive amounts of electronic information, often without practical experience and associated responsibility. This creates an artificial maturity that leaves them ill-equipped for real life. In this workshop, Jeff Sande, a “iY” himself, will provide practical guidance on how teens can develop relational skills that will allow them to excel in their marriages, careers and service to God.

Ten Keys to Harmony in the Family

According to practical surveying by Lou Priollo, a Christian family counselor, many of our children today are very unhappy  because we as parents have inadvertently frustrated them to bitterness, which unless dealt with, will ultimately lead to rejection of our family values, our world view and ultimately, outright rebellion against us. This is heart breaking for parents but especially homeschooling parents because, from our perspective, we have sacrificed much to provide this world class training and opportunity for our kids. What do we do if we see our children are frustrated and angry?

The Verge: Intellectual Suicide or Biblical Truth

The purpose of this workshop is to offer a comprehensive biblical worldview seminar to families equipping them to know the truth and make it known in the home and around the world! The worldview seminar will be based on a series of systematic lessons that provide Christians, young and old, with a proper and holistic understanding of the evidence and overwhelming proof of Christianity.

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!