Hal and Melanie Young, authors of the books Raising Real Men and My Beloved and My Friend, will bring us an evening of encouragement in our parenting journeys. The Youngs are known for their engaging, Scripture-based, conversational style of speaking on topics that are of great importance to parents (homeschooling or not). This mini-conference* will be packed with great information, practical ideas and encouragement. Learn more about the Youngs on Facebook (Raising Real Men by Hal & Melanie Young) and on their website www.raisingrealmen.com.
4:30 doors open
5:00 Parenting Pre-Teens
6:00 Dinner **See meal note below.
7:15 Passing the Baton
8:00 Stretch Break
8:15 Dating and Courtship: A Re-evaluation
9:00 Q&A and close
There is no childcare, but your entire family is welcome to attend. Please bring quiet activities for your young children as they sit with you.
*Tickets are free, but there is a suggested on-site donation of $10/family or $5/individual. You are welcome to give more or less according to your ability.
**Please sign up to help with the group meal by clicking here, or by visiting PerfectPotluck.com and locating the schedule by coordinator last name (Homeschool) and password (10916).
It comes as a surprise, but the years from 9 to 12 can be some of the most challenging of all. Long before peach fuzz or body changes, you have to cope with distractedness, tears, outbursts of anger and the "Nobody loves me" blues, but somebody's got to be the adult around here. Learn how to survive, and make the teen years great!
Passing the Baton:
It makes no sense to pour our lives into homeschooling, only to stumble at the finish line. We've got to pass the baton of Christian adulthood to our children and it can't happen overnight. Hal and Melanie talk about this critical time in our children's lives and how to transition from the benevolent dictator our 11-year-olds need, to the trusted advisor of our adult children. Let's all finish well and prepare our sons and daughters to be servants of the Most High, even when we can't make them any more!
Dating and Courtship: A Re-evaluation
With the average age of first marriage approaching thirty, how can we make sure Christian young people are really prepared for marriage and parenting? It doesn't happen overnight. How can we navigate the confusing years of singleness and honor God and each other? Should young men and young women be friends? Will I ever get married? Will my children ever marry? Hear Hal and Melanie's own story and get practical encouragement.