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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Discipline That Works: Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time

Instead of being drawn into power struggles, yelling and giving meaningless consequences, Kirk will show you ten ways to discipline with dignity so kids listen to, respect and trust you. Stop the whining, complaining, lying, stealing and tantrums. Get kids to listen when they are loud in the car or interrupt on the phone. Teach kids to control their own behavior (self-discipline) so you don’t have to “make them” behave.

Tweaks That Could Save You Time and Money in Your Homeschool

Have you felt overwhelmed; does time seem to get away from you, or is your money funny? This homeschool journey can be overwhelming, time consuming and costly if we are not careful. Veteran homeschool moms Mari and Angela, will share tips, techniques and tools they’ve used in their homeschools to save them time and money.

Healthy Marriage Successful Homeschool

If you are married, the success of your homeschool is largely dependent upon the strength of your marriage and the support you receive from your spouse. The stress and demands of homeschooling can foster division and bitterness in a marriage. These demands can easily force husbands and wives to not devote the same time and attention they used to to their marriages. This workshop will teach practical strategies to help you prioritize your marriage relationship in the midst of the demands of homeschooling and strengthen your homeschool in the process.

The Power of Wow

Discover how to build a spirit of excellence in your child. Find out how powerful motivations can affect their daily performance. Find out how to get the child ready for life.

Help! I Fell Off My Lesson Plan!

When things don’t go as planned, when no one can seem to focus on one’s spelling, when the kids (and you) need an off day, what can you do? A day away from the lesson plan doesn’t have to mean learning is over. Come learn lots of ideas for an atypical day that are fun, memorable and packed with learning. Also find out why having such days is not a crisis and may, in fact, be good medicine.

Power of Play

The major thesis of this talk is that play, love and work are the essential activities for a full, happy and productive life. Play and work are not in opposition but are rather complimentary to one another and are present in some degree in everything we do. Suggestions will be made for integrating play, love and work into parenting practices.

Stop the Yelling, Lecturing and Power Struggles

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for his school work, chores and attitude? It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. How can you expect your kids to control themselves if you cannot control yourself? It’s not your job to manage everyone’s emotions and make everyone happy! We’ll show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime.

The Power of Attitude

Discover how attitudes affect the home and set the mood of the home. Find out how they can be changed, groomed and taught for best results. Find out how to role model the changes desired.

All the World's a Stage—You Just Need a Script

Join theatre teacher and playwright, Joshua Rexford, as he talks about the essentials of storytelling. Whether for stage, screen or print, great stories have certain things in common that take them out of their media and into the hearts and minds of their audiences. Learn how characters, setting, description and many other elements must come together to take a story from creative to classic!

Charlotte Mason and Her Methods

This talk is a practical and encouraging overview of the methods used in the Charlotte Mason approach, including living books, short lessons, fine arts, history, dictation, narration, copywork, poetry and more.