Category Archives: Discipline Issues

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

Chicago Homeschool Expo, http://www.chicagohomeschoolexpo.com/

2011 Worldview Teen Track

One of my fondest memories of high school was the opportunity to hear speakers who came and made presentations especially for teens.  These speakers captivated my attention and introduced me to adult issues, motivating and inspiring me to reach beyond my youth.  My friends and I, beleaguered and sometimes resistant teens, but curious nevertheless, truly looked forward to these assemblies. Some speakers especially, changed our lives forever.

That’s why we created The Worldview Teen Track at the Homeschool Expo – to offer the same opportunities to homeschool students.  Parents can conveniently enroll their teens in this optional two day seminar and then attend the Chicago Homeschool Expo, seeing exhibitors and participating in a wide variety of workshops.  Although teens are always welcome anywhere at the Expo, this optional Worldview Teen Track is sure to enrich and inform every young person who attends.   Our speakers have years of experience working with teens and know just how to engage them. Right now, we are negotiating one more exciting speaker, can’t tell the details yet, check back soon to see the new addition.

Save the Date! Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to enroll a student!  Parents are always welcome to attend Teen Track, too!

Learn More about Worldview Teen Track Speakers and Schedule:
http://www.chicagohomeschoolexpo.com/worldview-teen-track

Warm Regards,



Randi St.Denis
Homeschool Parent of 7 Children/ Educational Consultant
Director: Home Educators Encouragement Alliance
ChicagoHomeschoolExpo.com
ExpoHEEA@aol.com

A Mother’s Lesson

A Mother’s Lesson “Mark! How many times do I have to tell you to make your bed as soon as you wake up? An exasperated homeschool mother glares angrily at her 11 year old son on a late Monday morning and begins to rage, “I’m always having to remind you to put things away and not dawdle over schoolwork.