Friday, August 7

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Homeschooling 8 from the Alps to the Everglades

Dr. Susan Waldstein

Pulling from her many years’ experience, Dr. Waldstein will discuss how to homeschool many children at the same time “without losing your toddler or your mind.”

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Staying Positive and On Track: Avoiding Teaching Burnout

Dr. Catherine Moran

What causes teacher burnout and how to avoid it is something every homeschooling mom needs to know. Keeping your enthusiasm and initial joy in teaching your children is very important. This presentation will discuss the pitfalls and tips for staying positive and on track in your role as parent and teacher.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Colleen Hammond

Does it seem that your child can never remember to say please or thank you? How about learning to greet guests politely, or answering the phone? This talk will answer some frequently-asked questions on raising children with manners.

3:00pm – Coffee Social

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Discovering and Implementing Your Child’s Learning Style

Dr. Catherine Moran

What do you do when your child just can’t seem to continue with his lessons? Various learning styles and methods for teaching reading, writing, and mathematics will be explored. Learn how to identify and establish the necessary core foundation for your child with numerous practical tips.

4:30pm – 4:50pm

Homeschooling Amidst the Spiritual Battle

Spencer Swope

In a society that is doing its best to counter everything that homeschool parents are trying to instill in their children, parents face a day-to-day battle. We should take heart because we are “better teachers than they think” just by the grace given to us from above as parents. This talk offers some practical tips on how to win the battle.

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Teaching Values to Your Children

Colleen Hammond

This talk offers ideas and suggestions on how parents can help children’s all-around development. It discusses which virtues to focus on at a particular age in a child’s development.

6:00pm – Conference Ends