Just a quick little post to say…. (drum roll, please ….) It’s that time of year again! Time for the Catholic Homeschool Conference! And as I said last year, the conference is for ALL Catholic parents, not just homeschoolers.
From May 19 – 22 you can listen to live key note speakers such as Kimberly Hahn, Laura Berquist, Sarah Mackenzie, and Andrew Pudewa. In addition, you can tune into 60+ pre-recorded talks including one by yours truly 🙂 For free! I’m so looking forward to it!
Whether you’re homeschooling or not, I think you’ll benefit from the wonderful presentations. There will be talks on homeschooling, of course, but also on marriage, family life, and virtue and character development.
And here’s what I’ll be talking about…
How To Get Your Kids to Obey
This is such an important topic that it was the subject of one of my first blog posts. Without obedience and coooperation from our children, homeschooling becomes really difficult and puts a strain on our relationship with our children. In fact, I often tell new homeschooling moms that the number one thing they need to focus on in the first year of homeschooling is teaching their children to do their school work and chores responsibly and cheerfully, without arguing or complaining.
But there’s so much more to obedience than just doing what you’re told. That’s just the tip of the iceburg. We want our children to grow up to be free and responsible adults, ready and willing to do the will of God. Teaching them to obey is the first step.
How do we establish our authority as parent-teachers without being authoritative (in the negative sense of the word)? Did you know are three degrees of obedience? What are they, and how do we foster them in our children? And how does obedience lay the foundation for growth in all the other virtues?
It’s all in the talk.
Don’t forget to register for the conference! Hope you enjoy it!