Feeling overwhelmed and intimidated by the pressure of homeschooling teens? (i.e. not only preparing them for university, but somehow manufacturing those crazy transcripts/portfolios and figuring out which hoops you need to jump through in order to have your child accepted into university in the first place?!) High school should not have to be a negative, scary experience for parents or their children! Come to this session and learn how it can be a fun and unique journey, exploring alternative ways to prepare our teens for life.
Have you ever wanted to sit in on another mom’s homeschooling day? In this workshop you can do just that, as several moms with lots of experience will share their insight on what worked for them, what didn’t, and even what they would change looking back. Come hear successful moms tell how they got to where they are, and what they learned regarding how to juggle different ages and keep everything running in a busy home.
Each homeschool is free to make a choice- what method will we use? Many people, books, and publishers vie for your attention, and it’s hard to know what’s the best choice for your family. See how each of the different approaches handles preschool, planning, family scheduling, teaching different ages together, learning struggles and high school. How and when did they choose not to take the traditional approach? How would your family culture change if you were to adopt one of these methods? Represented are: classical, Charlotte Mason, unit studies and unschooling.
This discussion will help parents initiate and continue to lead their children in a true understanding of sexuality and intimacy. A follow-up to last year’s panel, this year’s session will go deeper as we all learn how to keep the conversation going with our children about topics that don’t often come up at the family dinner table. Join us as we touch on how lusts come about in our children and how to respond to them, how our relationship with our spouse can be a template for how we teach our children, and how do we sensitively teach about homosexuality? This discussion is intended for parents/adults who are interested in thinking more about these topics, but given its sensitive nature, will remain closed to children/teens.
Local Missions – Don Roe
This session is for teenagers who are trying to discern God’s will for their life. Can God really be trusted to lead you in the major issues of life — like finding a mate? You may be surprised to learn that God’s plans for you will surpass your grandest dreams! Israel will share from his heart in this relevant message to young people.
Have you ever wondered what you are supposed to do for a career when you grow up? Have you ever asked God for guidance but been unsure if he answered your prayer? We are going to look into scripture passages on God’s will. We will also explore some principles to help guide Christian young adults in discerning God’s will for their lives.
Changes! Life is full of them, especially during our adolescent years. How can we thrive spiritually in the midst of difficulties, transitions, and stress. Even more, how can we embrace the lessons God has for us to learn through those times?
You hear about battles for freedom and parental rights. What is it all about? What freedoms are under attack and why do they matter to teens in Manitoba. Is there really a threat in this free country we live in? There is no question that young people can make a difference, we will spend time talking about what all this means for youth and what they can do today.
When you are trying to inspire and motivate children, there are two forces that are often exerted: Positive and Negative Reinforcement. In this session, Israel explains the importance of Affirmation as a way to inspire and motivate your reluctant child. Drawing from practical and Biblical examples, this session will help you to keep those important relational connections as you are attempting to impart knowledge.