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Parents of teens (and possibly teens)

Parents of teens (and possibly teens)

Communication and Social Media in the 21st Century--Helping Our Teens Live for Christ

Our children engage the world through technology like no other generation has ever before. Computers and communication tools like email, Facebook, instant messengers, cell phones and texting can be used for good but can also be a means to draw our hearts away from the Lord. Tracy shares the pros and cons, practical tips and experience to help parents navigate this ever-growing world of social networking with their teens for God’s glory.

Navigating the College Maze

A former admissions counselor and homeschooling parent will explain the college process, what courses your student should take and when, SAT vs. ACT, how to score more scholarship money, what should (and shouldn’t) be on your teen’s high school transcript and what’s the real scoop on financial aid.

Online Classes? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Moving into the future with homeschooling, the availability of online education is exploding! Is it effective? Is it legal? How does it work? If we are thinking about it, what age should we begin? What are the pros and cons? Aren’t all of the classes about the same? And maybe the most important question—can the teacher see us in our jammies? Between them, Diane and Marji have homeschooled nine children, all moved into college, and both have one more remaining in their homes.

A Journey of Grace–Coming Alongside Your Child in the Teen Years

What does parenting look like as your child enters into the young adult years? What are your children’s greatest needs, strengths and weaknesses? What priorities do you as a parent embrace during this time of your child’s transition into adulthood? With three teens still at home, plus two married and two college-age adult children, Tracy personally relates some of her struggles, joys and failures as a parent, encouraging moms and dads to have great hope in a faithful God who desires to knit the hearts of parents and their children during this special season of life.

The Empty Nest—It’s Coming

Whether you are dreading these years or excitedly looking forward to them, most mothers experience common thoughts, struggles and emotions when you enter the empty nest years. Come here from two mothers in different stages of this process about what to expect and be comforted by the fact that you are not alone and maybe be able to prepare just a bit.

The Value of Non-Academic Education

Who decided the subjects you need to study in school? As homeschoolers, you have the opportunity to go where no classroom-based education has gone before and develop skills and talents that will open up many doors. This father/daughter team will explain how this twenty year-old developed such an impressive resume, by placing real education above trying to reproduce a standard high school transcript.

Homeschooling High School

The thought of teaching high school can be intimidating for many homeschoolers, causing them to question their competence. Debbie will show you how you can accomplish this challenging task. She will cover topics such as what to do before high school starts, what courses your student needs and where to get them, what the law says and how to deal with co-ops and testing. She will touch on what to do along the way to prepare for college.