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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

This, We Believe

Dads and moms, in all the busyness of life and swell of expert advice, we've forgotten the fundamental truths of homeschooling and family. In short, we’ve forgotten why we do what we do. We have plenty of “how-tos” but have forgotten the “why-tos,” and it evidences itself in our lack of joy of homeschooling, family and parenting. Join funny guy and familyman, Todd Wilson, as he sets the stage for the best year ever as he brings us back to the basics of what we believe about family and homeschooling. You're not going to want to miss this for the world.

Answers for the Homeschool Critics in Your Life—Even When It’s You

Do you have a child who doesn’t want to be homeschooled, in-laws who don’t understand your reasons for homeschooling, a spouse who isn’t sold on the idea, or a guilt complex reminding you that you have no business homeschooling your children? Those nagging, sometimes-silent disapprovals can crush a person under the weight of guilt and despair. You sometimes feel like a wave tossed to and fro because in your heart of hearts you feel God would have you homeschool, but then again, the arguments against it are almost drowning you.

It’s Way More than Math Facts

If you’ve ever wondered if what you’re doing really matters, then you need to hear what Todd has to say, and more importantly, what God has to say about parenting and homeschooling. It’s hard to believe that what you do matters when your kids are throwing tantrums, you can’t stand to sing (or hear) the alphabet song another time and your non-homeschooling friends seem to be having the time of their lives. But what you do in your home and homeschool does matter—it matters more than you could ever imagine.

An Unbeatable Team

In the sometimes bleak and harsh world of homeschooling, we need each other to make it through. So, if you've homeschooled for over ten years, are new to the game or are about to toss in the towel, you need to join us. And in case you are a dad and think you're off the hook, you're not! You're needed most of all. We promise that you'll laugh, be encouraged and be challenged in your distinct role on the homeschool team. (for husbands and wives)

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.

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