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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Training Boys to Become Men: Rites of Passage, Ceremonies, and Blessings

Manhood, in general, has been under attack for decades, and even the process of becoming an adult has become nebulous. It is clear that a boy needs someone to tell him when he becomes a man, and ideally, that someone should be his father. Our culture does not have a significant rite-of-passage for boys the way other cultures do (such as a Bar Mitzvah), which may be a key to helping boys learn how to become men. We will discuss possibilities for how to implement blessing ceremonies, training programs and other rites of passage as you raise your sons.

Adoption and Homeschooling: One Family’s Experience

Through adoption a child is brought into a new family. For both domestic and international adoptions, this means a new culture, new language, and new relationships. Although homeschooling an adopted child brings unique challenges, it is a great aid in assimilating the child into the family. Learn from the successes and failures of one family’s experience of integrating their adopted children into their home and homeschool.

Three Homeschool Movement Founders and Their Legacies

The modern homeschool movement is now thirty years old, but how did we get here? Educational historians identify several key individuals who were instrumental in advancing the movement. These individuals came from very different backgrounds and had very different views. Many homeschoolers, however, do not recognize their names or their legacies. Dr. McClain will introduce and discuss the contribution of four individuals who wrote books and created organizations dedicated to promoting their own vision of education: John Holt, Raymond and Dorothy Moore and Rousa Rushdoony.

Raising Exceptional Children: Geniuses to Those with Learning Disabilities

Dara and Tracy raised two boys with genius IQ’s and homeschooled them successfully! One of these children also had ADHD, dyslexia, and Asperger’s syndrome. The other three boys were of average intelligence and successfully graduated in spite of dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD and ADHD. Each is on a very unique path, but all are becoming the men that God created them to be.

Sports and Homeschooling High School

Many homeschoolers stop homeschooling at high school because they think their child will miss out on sports opportunities or sports scholarships if they don’t go to school. We discuss sports opportunities and how talented kids can apply for sports scholarships without going to school. Local sports opportunities are included in a handout.

The Common Core and Homeschoolers

Educational solutions for children should be made within each state with direct parental input. However, with the Common Core State Standards parents have been dismissed from the educational process and yet are still held responsible for paying the bill. The Common Core means a loss of local control, a loss of parental rights, a loss of privacy and a high dollar tax burden.

Clearing the Foreign Language Hurdle VICTORIOUSLY!

Need help choosing which foreign language, curriculum or approach to use in your homeschool? Find out: 1. How and why so many students fail to achieve proficiency with ordinary methods. 2. What brain researchers and language acquisition experts are saying. 3. The difference between various curricula, programs and methods and what will work for you.

Understanding the NC Homeschool Law & DNPE

Spencer will explain the legalities of homeschooling in NC and working with the Division of Non-Public Education, what is required and what is voluntary.

Schedules...Helping Your Children to Be Happy

One of the absolute greatest gifts we can give our children is a schedule. Studies show that keeping our children on a schedule produces stability, calm, trust, discipline, and most importantly, happiness. Mrs. Irvine will give practical ideas to implement into your family schedule which will give you the freedom to have fun and accomplish great things.

Better Brain, Better Behavior

Dr. Naumann will explain how brain function impacts behavior and learning. She will share about neuroanatomy and where specific functions are performed in the brain, as well as how to influence better function. You will learn useful strategies for controlling and improving your child’s behavior, particularly in children with ADHD, Autism, developmental delays and learning difficulties.