Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators ~ 2022 Convention

Date: June 3-4th, 2022

Location: North Heights Church, Arden Hills, MN

Help your Preschooler Build Reading Readiness Skills

 Friday, June 3, 2022, 10:30 a.m. Choir Room

The preschool years are a great time to build the skills your child needs to prepare them for reading.  Awareness of the letters and their sounds are not the only things you can work on at home to help your child prepare to learn to read.  I’ll share some simple and fun things you can do with your child to help them ultimately be more successful when it comes time to start reading.

Handout Download: Helping Your Preschooler Build Reading Readiness Skills

Helping a Child With Mental Health Issues

Friday, June 3, 2022, 2:30 p.m. Choir Room

Many of us know of someone or have someone in our own family who struggles with depression, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness. Because of the stigma behind mental illness, many families suffer quietly and hide their struggles. It’s time we talked more openly about this challenging illness so people can get the support they need. This session will cover potential warning signs of mental illness, ways to help your child if they are struggling in this area, the importance of self-care for you as a caregiver, and some resources available to help. With a BS in Social Work and a son who struggled with mental illness, Kris has a passion to help families who are dealing with this difficult illness.  (Although the focus will be on helping a child, much of the information will be applicable to helping any loved one through mental illness.)

Handout Download: Helping a Child with Mental Health Issues

The Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling Through High School

Saturday, June 4, 2022 1:00 p.m. Worship Center

Homeschooling during the high school years can feel a bit intimidating, but it really is doable and can even be fun as you help your student prepare for and mature into adulthood!

This workshop will give you direction for making a four-year high school plan for your student, helping you cover all that is needed to graduate. We’ll talk about grading guidelines, how to calculate a GPA, making a transcript, and what to do about a diploma.

This workshop will help you feel confident and equipped to homeschool through the high school years!

Handout Download: The Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling through High School

What do I do with a Resistant Learner?

Saturday, June 4, 2022 2:30 p.m. Choir Room

We all have bad days, but when your child is frequently defiant or frustrated with school, what do you do?  Their resistance could be due to willful disobedience, developmental issues, learning style issues, a learning struggle, or even mental health issues. We can determine why they no longer seem to enjoy learning, and help to restore their love for learning by dealing with the underlying causes.  Whether your child is frequently defiant or just struggling with disliking school, this workshop will help you identify what is causing your child’s struggles and give you insights into what to do to help them.

Handout Download: What do I do with a Resistant Learner?

For more information go to MACHE.org