Friday, July 6
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!
Anyone who works with children today is having his confidence, peace of mind, and authority undercut by widespread myths of “experts” and the media. Dr. Ray identifies several of the most pervasive of these myths, and helps moms and dads realize they are better parents and teachers than they might think.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
The Role of the Saints According to Pope St. John Paul II
Pope John Paul II stresses the importance of bringing the saints to the frontlines of daily life to help us with all of our daily tasks and routines. This talk will emphasize the importance of praying to the saints for their involvement in the seemingly mundane routines of our lives.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
How Homeschooling Can Save Souls and the World
Like the Irish monks who labored to preserve the culture that was being destroyed by barbarians, so too do Catholic homeschooling parents protect and preserve the faith and Catholic traditions in modern society.
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards
Building a better relationship with your spouse doesn’t mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of Dr. Ray’s ten “small steps” are lessons you learned in grade school. Plus, with his “resistance rationales,” Dr. Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps.
6:00pm – Day Ends
Saturday, July 7
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 10:45am
The War Against Knowledge and What To Do About It
There is a rival philosophy of education that undergirds the problems schools have been experiencing since the beginning of the 20th century of which Common Core is only one manifestation. What is it, and how do we make sure it doesn’t destroy the education of our children?
11:15am – 12:00pm
Bless Me Father for I’m Exhausted
Are you feeling frazzled? Tired? Listless? Irritable? Does the idea of one more Algebra problem make you want to weep? Homeschool burnout is a real thing that happens to all of us at some time. Mrs. Barrett will help you identify the symptoms and causes of burnout and give you the keys to allow you to enjoy your homeschool lifestyle once again.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Homeschool Expectations vs. Reality
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?
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Respecting the Man the Boy Will Become
A father tries to explain to mothers why they can’t make sense of their boys. Why do they fight with each other? Why are they obsessed with doing dangerous things? Why can’t they sit still? Martin will give useful advice and a list of great boys’ literature which will not only help your student make sense of his own actions, but will help you to understand him.