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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: Video Streaming for Middle School – College Students

Title: Video Streaming for Middle School – College Students

Speaker/Affiliation: Allen Dohra/Ambrose Digital

Date and Time: Friday, August 6th, 2010, 10:00 AM

Description: Learn how to access standards based educational video streams to support your Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Fine Arts needs. Affordable pricing and the ability to license only what you need makes this streaming platform a necessary support to every home school strategy. Shakespeare wrote plays. They are meant to be viewed. Access the complete works and so much more. Room: Connection

Disclaimer: More workshops will be added and there may be room/time changes. Check back for final schedule posted by July 15th.

Workshop: Overview of Curriculum Choices for Science and Math

Title: Overview of Curriculum Choices for Science and Math

Speaker/Affiliation: Beth Ellen Nash/Cornerstone Learning Connections

Date and Time: Friday, August 6th, 2010, 11:15 AM

Description: Beth Ellen Nash goes over a number of science and math curriculum choices to help you make an informed decision about which resources are best for your family.

Math curriculum overviewed will include:

  • Bob Jones
  • The Key To Math Series
  • Mathletics
  • Math-U-See
  • Right Start Math
  • Saxon
  • Singapore Math
  • Teaching Textbooks
  • Thinkwell

Science curriculum overviewed will include curriculum with creation-based, evolutionary, and origins neutral programs including:

  • Alpha Omega
  • Apologia
  • Bob Jones
  • Christian Kids Explore
  • Considering God’s Creation
  • Great Science Adventures
  • Janice Van Cleave
  • Power Basics
  • Pandia Press R.E.A.L. Science
  • Real Science 4 Kids
  • Singapore Science
  • TOPS

Disclaimer: More workshops may be added and there may be room/time changes. Check back for final schedule posted by July 15th.

Susan Wise Bauer is Coming to the 2010 Chicago Homeschool Expo

We are excited that Susan Wise Bauer will be one of the featured speakers at the 2010 Chicago Homeschool Expo!

The Homeschool Expo is a “don’t miss” whole family two day event with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products where parents can review and purchase the latest curriculum, hear great speakers who give practical encouragement, and receive personalized help and answers to any question. Our workshops especially emphasize the practical aspects of working with children in ways that will promote their educational, social and emotional growth.

From gifted children all the way to the struggling learners – you’ll find great encouragement at the Expo. Helpful parents and other experts are willing to spend the time to demonstrate exactly how to homeschool in a way that fits your family’s lifestyle, (from a wide variety of perspectives of course!) and specifically how to make your family’s homeschool journey enjoyable and satisfying.