This seminar focuses on the shift from behavior modification to a heart-based approach to parenting. This approach is revolutionary for families. This is an introduction to this approach to parenting with an emphasis on the practical skills of developing cooperation and responsiveness in children.
As your child grows older, you may be considering high school at home — but you’ve got your doubts! Why is homeschooling high school a crucial decision for your teen? How is it possible? What help is available? We’ll answer your questions; but more importantly, we’ll encourage and challenge you to explore the steps you should take as you weigh the possibility of teaching high school at home.
Okay, we’ve all heard that boys are from Mars, and if you’ve ever tried to homeschool these little aliens so different from yourself, you’ll surely believe it. Once they hit the teen years, their alien-ness can seem to rob them of what little humanness they had (at least that’s the way it looks from our female point of view)! How, oh, how do you begin to teach these critters that are so different from yourself? Susan, homeschool mother of seven boys (6 already graduated), will humorously share with you the joy and fun of teaching boys, and gently lead you to love and admire your own “Martians” – and to enjoy the journey in this laughter- and wisdom-filled workshop.
Where do we go from high school? How do I decide if I should go to college? What about school costs? Is there any help for these and many more questions about College? Join our seminar and find out! Bring your laptops, Ipads and smart phones to this session!
Children “diagnosed” with ADD / ADHD have difficulty in maintaining attention. Medication is often suggested, but that merely masks the problem rather than solves it. Often parents use the term my child can’t ‘focus’, meaning they have difficulty concentrating. The term “focus” is really an optical term. If someone can’t physically focus, how can they mentally focus? This lecture will address the underlying components of vision that often gives rise to symptoms identical to those of ADD/ADHD. This may give rise to an incorrect diagnosis of ADD. If an underlying vision problem exists, then medication will not solve it. Solving the underlying vision problem enables the child to read and learn much more effectively. Learn how you can help your child eliminate difficulties in focusing and liberate them to learn.
This seminar focuses on the concept of honor and how it can change the way we relate in family life. We’ll look at the Biblical concept of honor and present a working definition along with practical steps for applying this in your family.
How do you plan a program for your high school homeschooler? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about the need for a transcript and diploma? If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four—year plan.
Did you know that a healthy mother with good nutrition still needs 8 months to boost nutrition to have a healthy pregnancy! This seminar is designed to go over lifestyle changes that are necessary for mom to make. This seminar is for both the first time mom and the experienced mom!
Many parents think that good readers will naturally become
good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural
ability—some have it; others don’t. Both are myths.
History and modern research show very clearly how good writers have developed. What are the two most critical things you can do as a parent to develop a high level of aptitude, from a young age and into high school? With humor and insight, Andrew will share the two easy but unbelievably powerful things you can do to build language patterns and nurture competent communicators in your family.
Are you looking for answers for your child’s learning struggles, disorganization, trouble following directions, strengthening math and reading skills, quirky behaviors, roller coaster emotions, social skills or maturity level? Do you want constructive, doable, everyday activities to address those challenges and reduce or eliminate them?
We can ask God how to “glue” our children to Him so they have a better chance of sticking. God, in His mercy gently leads parents in the path we should take to encourage our children to live a full life with our King. “Sticking” means our children stay connected to Him in their daily lives. Sticky notes tend to wear out and eventually fall off paper. Statistics from Barna studies show… most kids who grow up Christian drift away from their faith when they leave home, about 56-80%. They start by losing interest in church and the “Christian culture” and drift from there. Instead…we want our kids to “stick” to God like Rhino glue, the strongest in the world. Tips, resources and strategies will be shared on stages from the womb to the high school years that will encourage “stickiness”.
This seminar details a three part philosophy of leadership education. Applicable for any age child, by attending this seminar parents will learn the three major facets of developing their children into leaders. In addition to providing an understanding of the levels of development, this seminar gives parents the “how to” to implement the levels. The seminar takes parents from concept to creation. They will be provided the steps to immediately begin their children on a path of transformation into becoming influential leaders. Parents with students from kindergarten to college prep will gain the insight that opportunities for leadership development are available in our daily lives.
For preventative maintenance during the high school years, learn what important “to—dos” and deadlines to keep in mind. Major pit stops will include information about various tests, benefits and sources of outside classes, college search and application tips, alternatives to traditional college, and career and post high school paths.
You may be on the cusp of an empty nest or still raising your children at home, you just don't feel like you have all the energy you need to get through the day. I will be discussing peri-menopause and menopause issues that can start during your 30's.
Homeschoolers have benefited from great technology advances, but we also want to protect our children online. Tech savvy teens are clearly the most at risk since they typically explore broadly online. Innocent elementary school aged children are exposed to inappropriate content when using search engines and playing games. Preschooler screen time is also a factor; learning issues have been debated with increased use of technology. If your children use social media, chat rooms, instant messages, mobile technology with texting or internet, gaming consoles, online games or search engines… they will need protection from numerous online predators, explicit content, cyberbullies, and identity thieves. What can we do? With God’s help, we can make informed character-based internet safety decisions for our families. Creating a family plan is a good start to spread an internet safety net. We will discuss how to assess and then design a workable system for your family.
Do you love teaching your children but wish you could manage your time more effectively? Are you having trouble running a homeschool and a household? Are you frustrated when it is time to work on an activity and the supplies you need are missing? There are organizing principles that can help. Presented by a professional organizing consultant, this workshop will explain some of those principles and offer some practical helps to manage time, paper, and “stuff”. We will explore ways to manage the household more effectively to reduce the stress of homeschooling and running a household. The workshop will also include techniques to organize the homeschool.
As schools have made reading their new god, believing that
producing good readers will solve all their academic problems, many
children—the dyslexic, the easily distracted, the auditorily
challenged—are truly left behind in the rush to improve test scores.
What schools don’t know (but what many parents discover) is that
reading is not simply being able to rapidly decode symbols with the
eyes. With humor and insight, Andrew will share stories and strategies
for helping students who need to engage the cognitive processes of
reading, but who are more likely to excel through a wider variety of
practical, creative, and imaginative approaches.
As a parent homeschooling a teen (or thinking about homeschooling high school in the future), you may have your doubts about your ability…and your sanity. Are you weighed down by the seriousness of high school? Is it too hard and no fun? Come for a lighthearted approach to homeschooling the high school years and find out how it can be filled with much hope and help…and joy.
After homeschooling 6 boys, Susan was blessed to homeschool her girls…and found the prospect entirely different! A fun-filled workshop presented by Susan and her two daughters, learn how to build relationship with your daughters, provide them the best education, prepare them for marriage, and equip them to someday (God willing) educate your future grandchildren!...all while building an abiding friendship together. Hear from the daughters themselves, of the successes and mistakes…and ask questions! A workshop by a mother and daughters for mothers of daughters…and their daughters.
There is a bounty of homeschool options available for families today. Making sense of the homeschooling maze is much easier with guidance and support. The homeschooling spectrum varies from un-schooling to traditional classical training. Then, curriculum options span from workbooks to literature based unit studies to nature journals. In addition, there are Homeschool Co-ops, Cyber Schools, Online Classes, Local Classes, Clubs and Sports to choose from. Each family has to prayerfully navigate through these options to find the best fit for their children’s learning styles, and their family’s overall current needs. We will review these options briefly and practice piecing together a workable plan for your family. Finally we will discuss a few tips on formulating a co-op of support if needed to help your family carry its teaching load. This workshop is perfect for new homeschoolers and those still planning.
Undeclared majors are all too commonly the norm rather than the exception. How does one lead a child to find a God-given purpose and develop a passion to follow God’s purpose? There are no perfectly packaged answers, but there are patterns. Learn how to train your child to listen well to God’s purpose and fine tune their education to feed a passion that will last a lifetime.
From this presentation you will learn:
• Miraculous stories of God’s hand in the founding of America.
• How to protect freedom from being lost.
• How restoring the principles in the Constitution would solve major problems facing America.
• Inspiring words and stories from our Founding Fathers.