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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 Chicago 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.

Workshop: Higher Order Thinking

Title: Higher Order Thinking

Speaker/Affiliation: Beth Ellen Nash/Cornerstone Learning Connections

Date and Time: Saturday, August 7, 2010, 3:00 PM

Description: Beth Ellen will present several areas of higher order thinking including the Concept of a Concept, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, and Mental Representations of thinking. Room: Prosperity

Workshop: CPA Teaching Finances in a Tough Economy

Title: CPA Teaching Finances in a Tough Economy

Speaker/Affiliation: Douglas Offermann/Douglas Offermann

Date/Time: Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 3:00 PM

Description: Suggested projects & principles for parents to teach kids Money Management prinicples from a Christian perspectiveFinancial Integrity vs Ethics – Workshop demonstrates how major financial failures (personal & corporate) occured and how to explain them to children of various age groups. As well as how use discernment in finance opportunities. Room: Connection

Workshop: Using Learning Styles to Develop Excellent Study Skills!

Title: Using Learning Styles to Develop Excellent Study Skills!

Speaker/Affiliation: Carolyn Morrison/Guiltfree Homeschooling

Date and Time: Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 3:00 PM

Description: See how to use learning styles to help your students establish effective, individual study skills for high school, college, and beyond. These are practical, proven, learning style techniques that will challenge everything you’ve ever been told about studying! Room: Nirvana A

Workshop: How to Think (And how to get your kids to do it too)

Title: How to Think (And how to get your kids to do it too)

Speaker/Affiliation: Martin Cothran/Memoria Press

Date and Time: Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 1:45 PM

Description: Just as you need to prepare yourself to do sports by learning how to exercise and prepare yourself to perform music by learning the musical scales, so too you need to prepare your mind to think rationally. The system of formal logic has traditionally been the way this was done. Logis is the original thinking skill. Learn what logic is and how you can teach it in your home school. Room: Connection