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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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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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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Overcoming Learning Difficulties

Children love being successful, so when they aren’t, how can you help?  Come and listen to the personal homeschooling experiences of Debbie Strayer (mother and lifelong educator) and daughter when faced with obstacles to learning.

This workshop tells how to overcome obstacles that may limit your ability to teach, and your children’s ability to understand. Shared with humor and honesty Debbie and her daughter Ashley will provide tips, and insight from the student’s perspective that can help your children achieve their greatest learning success.

Meet Debbie and her daughter at the Alabama Homeschool Expo where you can attend many valuable workshops and visit the large exhibitor hall.

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Key To A Strong Highschool Curriculum

Just starting to homeschool, or feel like you need to make some changes?  Come to hear what makes a curriculum strong educationally, effective and motivating!  Learn how to maximize the opportunity you have to make a plan that is perfect for your family.

Attend the Alabama Homeschool Expo, register now for early bird discounts!

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Questions Answered!

The Homeschool Expo is your place for answers.  Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance (HEEA), is an educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom.  Randi works as a consultant to  homeschool families; providing teaching expertise and assistance to all types of children.

Come to the Alabama Homeschool Expo and get your questions answered by Randi and other experienced homeschool speakers.

IQ Testing

Is the IQ test a sufficient measure of intelligence? The following article gives a thought provoking look at the problems with the IQ test.  Especially concerning people with learning disabilities.

Why IQ is Irrelevant to the Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities, by doctor Linda Siegel.

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