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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Nature Deficit Disorder-Causes, Consequences and Cures

“Nature deficit disorder” refers to the costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties and higher rates of emotional of physical and emotional imbalances. It can affect individuals, families and communities. Although we as homeschoolers strive to provide the best education for our children, we may also be overlooking the importance of sufficient time in a natural environment—an essential component of raising children in an environment saturated with goodness, truth and beauty.

Taking the Mystery Out of Achievement Testing

The very word strikes fear into the heart of many homeschool parents. Diane Allen and Marji McIlvaine will demystify the testing process, give you the information you need to choose the test type that best fits your family and offer concrete suggestions for what to do with the test scores once you have them. Come learn how the NC homeschool testing requirement is different from the type of testing done in public schools, understand how different tests work and how to interpret the scores in practical ways.

Taking the Mystery Out of Achievement Testing

The very word strikes fear into the heart of many homeschool parents. Marji McIlvaine and Diane Allen will demystify the testing process, give you the information you need to choose the test type that best fits your family and offer concrete suggestions for what to do with the test scores once you have them. Come learn how the NC homeschool testing requirement is different from the type of testing done in public schools, understand how different tests work and how to interpret the scores in practical ways.

Box Free Living

Rather than raising children to follow formulas, let us teach them using the principles of discipleship and then have them "follow me as I follow Christ." Rather than trying to force your homeschooling to look like someone else's, let's learn to hear from the Lord just what is best for your own family. Instead of falling victim to preconceived judgments, from ourselves or from others, let's learn to find God's way for us in this homeschooling journey.

The Key to Education Is Relationship

Experts in learning tell us that one of the best predictors of educational success is having a positive relationship between student and teacher. Translated for homeschooling parents: if we build healthy, happy relationships with our children, they will be able to thrive educationally. It goes far beyond desks and multiplication tables, however. For us, it encompasses every aspect of life—since our students are learning with us 24/7! Often we teach, react and parent out of fear which produces feelings of failure and guilt.

Not Just Your Average Genius

In this fast-paced, easy-to-understand workshop, you will distinguish three different grids that impact the unique way each one in your family learns: learning modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic); learning styles (feeler, thinker, sensor, intuitor); learning intelligences (interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, spatial, math-logical, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, naturalist).

Exposing the Wizard of Oz—A Christian's Guide to Teaching History

Discover insights from Diana's research behind the events of history. Share her wisdom for teaching history. Do you wonder, "Whom do I trust and what do I read to know real history?" Diana will equip you, regardless of your curriculum, to find your way through the challenges. She will lead you to a path you can follow in discovering treasures of history with your family.

Breakthrough Leadership—Four Steps to Cultivating Your Child’s Leadership Ability

Discover the four areas of life that all successful leaders carefully cultivate. Learn practical strategies to help identify and unleash your child’s leadership gifts so he can make a difference in the world for Christ.

Why Kids Walk Away from Their Faith (and What to Do about It)

Up to 80% of young people raised in Christian homes reject the faith by the time they reach their twenties. Dr. Myers reveals what the research says about why kids walk away from their faith and shows what you can do to help them hunger for truth and righteousness.

Rescuing Your Children from the Culture of Irresponsibility

We hear it all around us: "It's not my fault!" American culture promotes irresponsibility and is teaching it to children at every turn. Learn the top ten strategies for encouraging "response-ability" in your child.

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