Boys will be Men

Eighty percent of the children labeled “Learning Disabled” in school are boys. That’s why wise parents understand that the confinement, boredom and regimentation of school are things to be avoided if boys are to thrive. The key to understanding and cooperating with the drives God has built into boys is in recognizing that boyhood is preparation for the roles of family protector, provider and leader that naturally and Biblically fall upon men. We must understand that we are not raising boys, but training future men if we are to make boyhood the exciting and profitable season of life that God intended it to be.

Boys will be Men

Before You Begin (BYB)

Interested in exploring homeschooling? Get your questions answered by experienced homeschool veterans. They will cover the topics:

Why might it suit your family and your children to homeschool?
How you would take those first steps?
What are the Manitoba requirements?
What supports and resources are out there?

You can also get answers to questions regarding the MACHS conference. You do not need to be attending the conference to benefit from this session.
If you decide to attend the conference, we will help you through registration. Come find out whether homeschooling could be right for you!

Before You Begin (BYB)

Raising Cain without killing Abel

Few things create more tension for parents than hearing their children fight with each other. But it’s nothing new, as the Bible clearly shows. Scripture also shows several causes of sibling rivalry AND teaches us how to deal with it effectively. Peace in your home really is possible! Come and hear how you can help your children learn to live at peace with each other, laying foundations for successful relationships all throughout life.

Raising Cain without killing Abel

Stepping Outside the School Box

Learning to embrace a natural, holistic way of education can make homeschooling doable and successful academically, spiritually and socially for both the students and the parents. It’s important to let go of our pre-conceived notions of what “school” should look like and instead major on the strengths of homeschooling – flexibility, real life learning, real books (living books), dialogue rather than formal tests, etc. Discover how to emphasize the benefits of homeschooling and avoid the burnout that happens when parents try to replicate a traditional school in their homes.

Stepping Outside the School Box

In the Valley of “How Long?”

Hard times come to every life. Most of us expect that. But sometimes a difficult season goes on so long that we wonder if it will ever end. In Psalm 13, David expresses the cry of all our hearts when he wonders, “O Lord, how long?” The struggles of life are given by God to every person and every family for a purpose. They come to us not because God doesn’t love us, but because He does.

In the Valley of “How Long?”

10 Ways to Boost Brain Power

We hear about the brain a lot these days and sometimes can be tempted to cram more book learnin’ into our children’s heads to produce little geniuses. But this is actually counter-productive. There are some important tips and tricks that you can easily incorporate into everyday learning and living to maximize your children’s learning potential. Come find out 10 key ways to help turn your child ON to learning and help that learning STICK!

10 Ways to Boost Brain Power

Peacemaking in your community

Are you experiencing conflict in your life? Is there conflict in your community that you would like to resolve? How can you be a peacemaker in your community? As a former litigation lawyer, and the oldest of seven children, Paul offers insight into the many forms of conflict we experience, and offers advice on how to be a peacemaker in these troubling situations.

Peacemaking in your community

Developing Life Long Learners

Come and discover how to prepare an environment which will cultivate life-long readers. Reading acquisition is so much more than merely reading mechanics. Whether you have a pre-reader, emergent reader, or fluent reader, this intensely practical workshop will give you tools to use (including developmentally appropriate activities, tips on book selection) as well as pitfalls to avoid (including jumping the gun, taking a cookie cutter approach).

Developing Life Long Learners

Does Homeschooling Work? Prove It!

For homeschooling parents, conviction is often enough to compel us to educate our kids. However, for family and friends who see us living out this conviction, and for those who are still investigating homeschooling for themselves, many questions remain: “Do homeschooled kids learn enough to be prepared for the marketplace/university/life? Can parents without degrees in education teach their kids? Won’t kids miss the opportunities of the traditional school system? Will they turn out weird? What about socialization?” Using up-to-date educational and psychological research, and stories of past and current homeschoolers, the talk will equip investigating parents to make an informed decision about homeschooling and provide active homeschoolers with the knowledge to address the questions of others.

Does Homeschooling Work? Prove It!

Can you really do High School?

Feeling overwhelmed and intimidated by the pressure of homeschooling teens? Afraid that your kids will be at a disadvantage and won’t be able to get into university? High school does NOT have to be a negative, scary experience for parents nor for their children! Come to this session and learn how it can be a fun journey, exploring traditional and alternative ways to prepare our teens for life beyond our homes. Hear stories that will help you catch a vision for the great advantages you can give your children by homeschooling them all the way through!

Can you really do High School?