Thursday, April 6

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Homeschool Socialization: Debunking the Myth

Mary Ellen Barrett

A light-hearted but factual look at the real way that homeschooling properly socializes children to function as well-rounded, moral adults. Mrs. Barrett offers encouragement and advice about how socialization really works in the Catholic homeschool.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Homeschooling Expectations vs. Reality

Melissa Savage

When you start out homeschooling, you have an image of what it will be like for you and your kids. You jump on this journey and throw your whole self into it, sometimes with blinders on. What happens when your child hits a speed bump, or if your family hits potholes along this journey? How do you pull yourself back together, find your way, and form a new plan?

 

3:15pm – 4:00pm

A New Kind of Monastery in a Dying World

Fr. Richard Simon

This talk covers how the homeschool movement is not unlike the monastic movement that saved a culture in its death throes. Learn how Catholic education within the home can inspire faith and virtue in our children.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Creating an Atmosphere of Love and Learning in the Home

Mary Ellen Barrett

An atmosphere of love, learning, and levity can change the whole game in your homeschool. Mary Ellen will share tips on how to create an atmosphere that encourages discipline, enjoyment, love of faith and family, in which the children will come to love learning.

 

6:00pm – Conference Ends