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Have you stayed away from the Homeschool Expo just because of the magnitude of it all? Looking at the listing of workshops or a peak into the exhibit hall can give you a deer in the headlights look! Where do you start?
- Plan ahead by reading about the available workshops and making a note of when it will be held. If there are two you want to attend at the same time, consider which would be best to attend and get the other on CD. If you go with a friend or a spouse, you can each attend one and share notes afterwards.
- Have a list of curriculum you want to look over. Plan on taking the time you need and ask the exhibitors your questions.
- Know your prices. If you buy at the conference it will save on shipping, but you will want to have some kind of luggage or cart on wheels to save your strength.
- Do you have a budget? If you do, don’t spend it all at once! The school year is long and you will probably need something else before the year is out.
Attending the Homeschool Expo is educational and exciting. The workshops and exhibitors are there for you. You might also want to consider Homeschooling for Excellence, a one day conference for beginning homeschoolers.
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!
Yesterday, new homeschoolers or parents thinking about homeschooling were able to attend the Homeschooling for Excellence 101 one-day seminar at the 2010 Southeast Homeschool Expo. Many parents came away encouraged and ready to start a totally new experience with their children – AND THEY WERE EXCITED! Here is what some of them said:
If you weren’t able to attend, you can contact us for how to purchase the CDs. And plan on attending next year!!
Title: Help! My Husband’s No Help!
Speaker/Affiliation: Lisa Brown/Homeschool Mother of 4
Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 3:00 PM
Description: A sensitive treatment of a difficult topic, Lisa shares real insights from her own journey. While offering understanding and compassion, with a good dose of humor, she tackles issues that most women avoid. Learn 7 secrets to a happy marriage and successful family and homeschool life. This workshop offers frank answers to difficult issues many women face. (Room 115/116)
Title: Planning for High School and Beyond
Speaker/Affiliation: Charlotte Seewald/University of Nebraska Lincoln Independent Study High School
Date and Time: Friday, July 30th, 2010, 4:15 PM
Description: Planning for high school and beyond? Learn about homeschooling with online/print high school courses from the University of Nebraska Lincoln Independent Study High School. (Room106)