Are You Training Your Child To Complain?

Do you find yourself second guessing the amount of work you assigned your child based on their moaning and groaning? You know your child’s capabilities and have given out the assignments. As time passes your student is taking a long time and starts appeals of, “It’s too much writing and my hand hurts! All my assignments are long today, can you shorten some? I’ll never get this done in time.”

There are times to reevaluate, but do not let your child regularly manipulate you into changing your mind about the day’s lesson plan. If it works once, they’ll try again and a bad habit of complaining has started.

Be encouraged, if this has already started as a pattern in your homeschool you have the power to turn it around. Stand firm for a few days and your children will come to know that you have a NO WHINING HOMESCHOOL ZONE!

Homeschooling 101

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What Is Kids Zone?

Kids Zone at the Alabama Homeschool Expo! 

While parents attend Homeschooling For Excellence 101, their children can attend a variety of workshops given by speakers who will challenge them to become active and excited learners. Our goal is to remind children that learning is rewarding and interesting and that learning can happen anywhere, at anytime.

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So Many Workshops – So Little Time!  Choose from Educating the Gifted Child, Homeschooling Special Needs, Making Learning Fun with Hands-On Activities, Homeschooling Dads Panel Discussion, and more! The Alabama Homeschool Expo is committed to bringing you the most enjoyable and informative homeschool and parenting workshops ever – all under one roof!

And after you have attended the workshops you can visit the large exhibitor hall for a hands on look at curriculum and books.

What Is A Unit Study?

A unit study combines several subjects to cover a single topic.   A study of the solar system could include science, art, language and math.  Benefits of a unit study are:

  • Covers several subjects
  • Capable of include different aged children
  • Prepackaged curriculum available
  • Offers flexibility for maximizing each students strong points

There are several books available on how to conduct a unit study.  If you purchase one, don’t feel obligated to do everything the author suggest.   Beautiful Feet publishers have very nice unit studies using the Hollings S. Hollings books to cover geography.  They also have one on the history of horses.

Beginning homeschooling classes available at the Alabama Homeschool Expo, titled  Homeschooling For Excellence.

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Raising Dangerous Sons

Calling fathers and sons! Todd Wilson of Family Man Ministries wants your sons to trust dangerously, work dangerously, and love dangerously. However, that doesn’t come naturally.  Everyone around them – from the talking heads in the media to pastors in the pulpit – keep repeating, “Play it safe.” Join Todd as he encourages you and your sons to GET DANGEROUS.

Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family.  He will be sharing his wisdom at the Alabama Homeschool Expo.

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Classical Education

Parents are their children’s primary teachers not because parents know everything but because each child is uniquely and wonderfully made, and because the people who know and love a child best are the ones most motivated to help that child succeed.

Suzette Amos brings Classical Conversations to the Alabama Homeschool Expo, join her as she equips parents to educate their children with the classical tools of learning and a biblical worldview so that they might impact the world for God’s glory.

The Alabama Homeschool Expo offers many workshops by experienced homeschoolers with many different backgrounds.  While there, you will also want attend the large exhibitor hall.

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Early Learners: 7 Secrets

Randi St. Denis, educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom cautions parents not to overlook some important childhood activities that actually set the stage for later learning skills.  Enhancing these early skills prevents learning problems and also builds a firm foundation for future academics ease and success.

Register now for the Alabama Homeschool Expo where you can learn from several seasoned homeschooling parents and visit the large exhibit hall.

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