Smoothing the Way
STAYING THE WAY
The mother of eight children, Mary James began home schooling in 1989. In this workshop, she shares from her heart about the joys and the trials of this challenging lifestyle. You will find encouragement for all stages of your journey.
DOES THIS CHILD COME WITH AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL?
If our goal in child training is simply achieving a desired behavior, we may find we have produced a well-behaved child with a very rebellious heart. This session will give parents tools for understanding and reaching each unique child, with the ultimate goal of discovering God's design for that child so that we may train him up "in the way he should go.”
GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
While juggling transcripts and college admission paperwork, it is easy to lose sight of the important heart connection we have worked to build with our children. As our young people become more independent, it is vital that we remain not only their academic guidance counselor, but their spiritual advisor, as well. What is the most important lesson we must teach our children before they graduate? How should we deal with hormonal teens? What about mental health issues like anxiety and depression -- are home schooled high schoolers immune to those conditions? This mother of eight will share insight and important reminders that will encourage you as you push toward the finish line.
The 2 R's of teaching preschoolers are readiness and relationship. What activities are important during these formative years? How do you capture your child's heart and instill in them a love of learning that will carry you through their school years? Gain insight and inspiration from a homeschooling mother of eight.
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