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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

The Four Language Arts

According to the classical model, there are four core language arts: listening, speaking, reading, and writing

Homeschooling and Marital Bliss: You can have both!

Learn about challenges homeschooling marriages may face and how to work them through.

Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination

We discuss several basic themes in fairy tales and traditional children’s literature and their importance to the moral imagination.

Foreign Language in the Home

Learning a foreign language opens the world for you, and the younger you start your child, the better.

What Books to Look for and Why it Matters

A show and tell workshop in which attendees can see what significant books look like so they can be recognized.

Foundations of Freedom

Based on the eighteen-week class of the same name that Steve teaches to high school homeschoolers (with many parents sitting in!), this workshop is an overview of America’s Christian roots starting in the Reformation, Christianity’s influence on early American life and education, the formation of our form of government with special emphasis on the Constitution’s genesis and workings and our rights and obligations as Christians living in America.

The Fifth H: Head, Heart, Hands, Health and Homeschooling

Join North Carolina 4-H’s first completely homeschooled state council officer team to discover what 4-H can do for you. In this workshop you will see how 4-H is the perfect counterpart to homeschooling. The state officer team will show you how to take advantage of the abundant resources 4-H has to offer from leadership opportunities to curriculum choices.

What I’ve Learned in Twenty Years

Mark and Cindy Fox have had the privilege to homeschool their seven children for more than twenty years now, with only five more years to go! There have been lots of lessons learned along the way, and Mark will share what he believes are the most important ones, including lessons about homeschooling, life and love. Come and hear the good, the bad and the hilarious.

Critical Lessons from the Successes and Failures of Leadership

This workshop will identify the lessons learned from successes and failures of leadership. To become a leader in today’s society is a constant challenge. Many people desire to become leaders but are not prepared for the work required to be a leader. Many current leaders experience burnout because of the high expectations of leadership. Dr. Saundra Wall Williams will give critical lessons learned from her successes and failures as an executive in higher education. She will also give strategies on how to overcome the failures and how to move forward during the successes.

Relational Wisdom in the Movies

Relational wisdom is your ability to discern emotions and interests in yourself and in others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships constructively. In this life-changing message, Ken Sande will describe the biblical basis for relational wisdom and show how these skills can enable you to experience closer relationships and less conflict at home, at church and in the workplace, as well as improved team-building, better job performance and a more credible witness for Christ.

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