Welcome back to the 2014 Bloggy Convention! We are continuing to sharing our favorite upcoming homeschool conventions!
Our next featured convention will arrive to Richmond, VA in June!
June 5-7, 2014
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Be sure to stop by the vendor hall booth for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine to pick up your copy of the brand new 2014 Print Edition and to learn about all of the other fun and exciting things happening with TOS!
Our featured speakers from this convention are Rick and Marilyn Boyer.
Rick Boyer and his wife, Marilyn, are among the early trailblazers of the homeschooling movement. Building on their own experiences in training their 14 children at home, Rick and Marilyn have written several popular books on homeschooling, Christian parenting, and national reformation. The Boyers are also creators of Character Concepts Curriculum.
The Boyers’ speaking topics in Richmond will include:
Marilyn Boyer taught fourteen children at home, so she’s had plenty of experience with every age group. Her favorite group to teach is those eager, curious, exciting, challenging munchkins we call preschoolers. This is the time when we lay the foundation for greatness by pouring out love and acceptance instead of treating them like a nuisance. Preschoolers aren’t just little interruptions to be kept “occupied” while older siblings study. Preschool is the time to tap into his potential by maximizing his natural love for learning and helping him see that God is preparing him for a lifetime of important service.
Holding Their Hearts
Holding Their Hearts explains how the key to raising children who love God is in the heart-to-heart relationship between parent and child, where children are not just trained but discipled. Take the time to give your children the security of knowing they have your heart. In so doing you are making it easier for them to freely give their hearts back to their Creator, and that is our mission. Catch a vision of how you can reach and hold the heart of your child and build fulfilling family relationships that will be passed on through generations.
Before mass compulsory schooling, students learned to investigate, reason, and form independent attitudes. Today’s home educating parents are discovering many exciting ways to get beyond packaged curriculum and experience real books, real skills, real relationships—and real learning!
Raising Cain and Abel—A Look at Sibling Rivalry
Few irritations strain parents’ nerves like fighting between their children. Fortunately, Scripture records the stories of several cases of strife between siblings. In almost every case, there is a principle involved that the parents have violated, sowing seeds of destruction in their family. This series of case studies gives valuable insight into the causes of—and the cures for—sibling rivalry.
Learn about all of the speakers and exhibitors you’ll find in Richmond, and then click on the banner below to register for this event! Scroll down to find reviews of the products the Crew has reviewed from some of these exhibitors and to enter an awesome giveaway from Grace and Truth Books.
Bloggy Vendor Hall
Here you’ll find links to our Crew views of products from several companies that will be exhibiting in Richmond:
Giveaway ($130 value)
For today’s giveaway, the Boyers have graciously donated both their character training curriculum and Uncle Rick audio CDs:
Level 2- Character Trails Curriculum – Designed to teach your children (approx. ages 6-9) character in 36 fun lessons.
Inside the main textbook, Character Trails are stories, application questions, and practical application projects designed to help you teach your children what character is and how to practically apply it to their everyday life in a fun, captivating way in only minutes each day!
Uncle Rick Reads Boys of Liberty Library Collection 1 – Learn the inspiring story of America’s birth in the most exciting way—through great stories! In this collection of five great novels for young people, the early days of the War of Independence come vividly to life. Follow Paul Revere as he steals through dark streets of Boston, collecting and communicating information about the British, then galloping through the Middlesex farms and villages calling the patriots to wake up and prepare for battle! Share the tense days and weeks of the siege of Boston.
March with Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys through some of the roughest conflicts of the early war. Thrill again to the peril and excitement of the Battle of Long Island!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. Residents of the US, age 18 and older please. See other terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter. See our complete contest rules here. And be sure to check back every day for the next 10 days for even more awesome giveaways!
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