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.

Kids Zone   http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/kidszone/

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Homeschooling 101  http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-101/

Homeschooling The Confrontational Highschooler

She sat across from me and said, “I’m sending him to public school next year.”  “I’m afraid our relationship will be ruined if I continue to homeschool.”

This mother of a teen is not alone with her fears, but as we continued to talk, we recognized the lack of time we had spent with our parents.  The lack of time we spent with our parents caused a gulf in communication and relationship.

When your kids are at school all day, the window to talk with your teen is shortened and you still find yourself doing homework until late at night.  Sending your child to school doesn’t eliminate problems with their obedience, it just shortens the time you are with them.

The Alabama Homeschool Expo has experienced parents to guide through the High School Years.  After my first Homeschooling the Highschooler Conference, I found myself taking a big sigh of relief.  There is help and I can construct a course that will benefit my individual child.

Don’t let your family miss World View Teen Track being held at this year’s conference.  Among the speakers is Dr. Jeff Myers, one of the world’s leading authorities on youth leadership development.

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Need Some Help And Encouragement?

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.

Children Who Struggle To Learn

Learn to homeschool special needs children.  Meet Randi St. Denis at the Alabama Homeschool Expo.  Randi is recognized as an expert in the technical aspects of learning that allow every type of child, from special needs to gifted the opportunity to learn.  She shows parents how to purchase materials that fit their child’s learning needs.

Discover ways to improve learning abilities and overcome stumbling blocks while attending the Children Who Struggle to Learn workshop. Important Handouts included.

Spring Fever, Can’t Wait For Summer Break Blues!

Finishing the year strong is tough for mom and the kids!  What better motivation than a weekend at the Alabama Homeschool Expo?  Come meet like minded families, refresh your confidence, recharge your batteries!

There is no better time to start thinking about next year than when you are finishing this year.  Bring your questions and your notebook and plan on attending some of the many workshops.  Don’t forget to visit the large exhibit hall.

A good start on planning for next year means… more time for summer break!

Can I Really Have It All?!

Today’s homeschooling moms have options galore!

But how do you know what options to choose? -whether it’s working from home, participating in a co-op, enrolling your children in a hybrid, etc. Examine today’s options and the questions homeschooling moms need to consider in making these decisions with Rebecca Keliher.  Rebecca and her husband Scot are the owners of Home Educating Family Magazine and homeschool their five children in Nashville, TN.

Rebecca and other homeschool veterans will be teaching workshops at the Alabama Homeschool Expo in April!  More information is available on the expo and speakers at http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/.

Workshops http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschool-expo/workshops/

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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