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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

The Frugal Homeschooler

Since many homeschooling families are one-income families and as our economy suffers, come and learn about pinching pennies from a Dutchie (the people who discovered copper wire by pulling on a penny). Lots of frugal ideas will be shared about homemaking, homeschooling, shopping, as well as the best way to buy appliances, cars, etc.

Raising Godly Kids: From Law to Grace

Trying to raise a perfect child will lead to rebellion, low self-esteem and other problems, while raising a godly child will lead to grace, joy, and freedom. God's example: First came the law, then grace. We will walk through the aspects of the law that can be incorporated into our family, and then we will give ideas of moving the children to grace as they mature and grow!

Building Character – Using Your Children’s Creativity

God gave each of our children unique strengths, talents, and gifts. However, children often need training and time to flourish in these areas that lead to character growth. Hear from a veteran homeschool mom, who took this journey with her daughter and her ADHD, LEGO® fanatic son, about how the Lord blessed her small steps of faithfulness and her family.

How Henty Helps with History, Geography, Language, and Character

George Alfred Henty grew up in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, and was steeped in a Christian worldview. He was Cambridge educated, a military officer, a fantastic storyteller, and a Christian. Learn how to incorporate his 122 historically-accurate novels into your homeschool curriculum and learn history, geography, character, and proper English, just by reading or listening!

A Beautiful Feast: The Intentional Charlotte Mason Education

The Charlotte Mason philosophy of education invites us to lay a beautiful feast of learning before our children that will nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits. Join a panel of passionate moms as they share about setting intentional goals for a well-rounded, beautiful life, selecting and using living books, creating an atmosphere of education beyond the schoolroom, and instilling habits to last a lifetime.

Learning All the Time: Make Learning a Lifestyle During Childhood

When your children are exposed to schooling as a lifestyle, they will seek to grow in knowledge well into adulthood. Some serious ideas, as well as creative, funny, and enjoyable ideas will be shared. The goal of this workshop is to instill that love of learning to go well beyond your years as their teacher.

Homeschooling in a Social Media World

Do you realize that more than 70% of Americans are on Social Media? This is why (more than ever) parents need to be informed and stay connected on all the latest issues regarding the Internet and Social Media. Come learn the latest trends, and learn how to appropriately take the right measures with your family.

Will the Real “Classical Education” Please Stand Up!

As a Latin teacher I love literary studies and understand the value of the liberal arts. But I shudder whenever I hear the word rigorous mentioned in relationship to Christian education, since it comes from the Latin noun, rigor, which means “the stiffness of death.” A true Christian philosophy of education ought to lead us into a vigorous, not rigorous, lifestyle of learning.

Homeschooling a Houseful

Sometimes you wonder how you’re going to meet everyone’s needs. Melanie Young, mother of eight, shares encouragement and ideas for how to raise independent learners, keep the household moving, and make sure the little ones get enough attention!

What Homeschoolers Won’t Talk About

Do you sometimes wonder what in the world you were thinking when you signed up to homeschool? Do you tend to compare yourself and your school and your children with others and find that you are lacking? Dara will address issues like insecurity, feelings of inadequacy, being overwhelmed, not having perfect children, not being a perfect mom, etc.