Media and Entertainment - Monitoring What Influences Your Family by Paul Downer
This session will confront questions like these: How can families avoid the extremes of license or legalism? How can children become equipped and committed to standing alone for their convictions? How can families engage their world without becoming conformed to its values? How can parents remain involved in their children’s decisions without becoming controlling or invasive? What is the right approach to making family rules and standards? What is the key to fostering character, virtue, and uncommon leadership in your children?
Homeschooling the Strong-Willed Child -- I AM ONE! by Paul Downer
Between the ages of eight and thirteen, I (Paul) was a terror! I was a liar, a thief, lazy, self-centered, and had a fiery temper that caused constant problems for my siblings and family. But my parents didn’t give up on me. They applied specific biblical principles of discipleship which God used to reach my heart, change my direction, and transform my life. Listen to what they did that made the difference.
Resolving Conflicts and Building Strong Parent-Teen Relationships by Paul Downer
This session addresses the vital topics of resolving conflicts with your teenager, opening lines of communication, understanding the barriers that he is putting between you, becoming your teenager’s favorite life-coach, addressing negative influences in your teenager’s life without getting pushed away, understanding what your teenager wants most (despite appearances), balancing the growth of freedom and responsibility in your teenager's life, maintaining consequences without being controlling, and helping your teenager live for the favor of God rather than man.
Top Challenges of A Homeschool Graduate by Paul Downer
Paul, a college graduate and current seminary student in full time ministry, addresses the challenges of plotting a path toward educational and career opportunities after the homeschool high school experience. This workshop deals with discerning God’s design for one’s life and tailoring the direction one chooses to each individual homeschool graduate. Learn how to overcome the pitfalls and enjoy the possibilities.