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Homeschool encouragement and podcast

Life Skills 101 Lisa Nehring

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Homeschool encouragement and podcast

    Why You Should Homeschool with Christy Faith – Part 2

    Why You Should Homeschool with Christy Faith – Part 2

    Educational Expert Turned Homeschool Advocate talks about Worldview - This week, True North Homeschool Academy director, Lisa Nehring is talking with Christy_Faith. Christy is an educational expert turned homeschool advocate. You’ll hear the story of how she and her husband owned a successful educational consultant firm in L.A., which they have since sold to develop Homeschool Awakening. You might also recognize her from TikTok, where she posts thought-provoking and humorous content about education and more!

    Why You Should Homeschool - Part 2

    Parents should be asking themselves two questions before they decide how to educate their children:



    * What are your educational goals

    * Is the educational choice that I am choosing meeting my educational goals?



    Christy believes the public school system operates from a worldview that condones secular humanism.



    An attack on Homeschooling is an attack on education.



     



    Homeschooling: Parent Rights Absolutism vs. Child Rights to Education and Protection by Elizabeth Bartholet



     

    Resources and Printables from True North Homeschool Academy!



    * Celebrate Sukkot Unit Study

    * Organize Your Homeschool

    * Don’t Panic! Plan it! Homeschooling High School Bootcamp

    * Online Learning: A Homeschool Primer

    * Getting Started Homeschooling with Free Printables

    * FALL Bucket List



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    • 22 min
    Why You should Homeschool with Christy Faith – pt. 1

    Why You should Homeschool with Christy Faith – pt. 1

    Educational Expert Turned Homeschool Advocate talks about Worldview - This week, True North Homeschool Academy director Lisa Nehring is talking with Christy_Faith.  Christy is an educational expert turned homeschool advocate. You’ll hear the story of how she and her husband owned a successful educational consultant firm in L.A., which they have since sold to develop Homeschool Awakening. You might also recognize her from TikTok, where she posts thought-provoking and humorous content about education and more!

    Why You Should Homeschool

    Parents should be asking themselves two questions before they decide how to educate their children:



    * What are your educational goals

    * Is the educational choice that I am choosing meeting my educational goals?



     



    Christy believes the public school system operates from a worldview that condones secular humanism.



    An attack on Homeschooling is an attack on education.



     



    Homeschooling: Parent Rights Absolutism vs. Child Rights to Education and Protection by Elizabeth Bartholet



     

    Resources and Printables from True North Homeschool Academy!



    * Celebrate Sukkot Unit Study

    * Organize Your Homeschool

    * Don’t Panic! Plan it! Homeschooling High School Bootcamp

    * Online Learning: A Homeschool Primer

    * Getting Started Homeschooling with Free Printables

    * FALL Bucket List



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    • 20 min
    Post 2020 College Education

    Post 2020 College Education

    Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks with John Witherspoon College President Dr. John Swann. We’re talking about worldview and how 2020 has created an environment where it is more necessary than ever before for parents to consider alternative forms of education for their kids.



    2020 was a watershed year in our country, and it changed the culture of our county, altering how everyone looked at and trusted institutions. People began to view institutions as not working in their best interest, which has caused destabilization in many industries.



    Education, in particular had big changes due to



    * Not being tied down to a location

    * The non-educational agenda inserted into education.



    Public education has a very lock step agenda that allows little to no diversity for thought.



    The reasons for this is that



    * the church has been too passive and has allowed an encroachment of paganism into the church

    * Disillusionment with Christian values



    Klingon’s saying from Start Trek: Survival and Success!



    America has gone from a Christian culture to a non Christian culture and since 2020, we’ve been an anti-Christian culture.



     



    Parents and students need to choose college wisely. Consider the world view as well as the academic integrity of the institution.



    What will make our kids successful in the future? According to the World Economic Forum, only two of those top 10 skills required will be tech skills.The remainder are interpersonal skills



    Find out more about John Witherspoon College



    Follow John Witherspoon College on Facebook and Instagram



    Resources and Printables from True North Homeschool Academy!



    * Celebrate Sukkot Unit Study

    * Organize Your Homeschool

    * Don’t Panic! Plan it! Homeschooling High School Bootcamp

    * Online Learning: A Homeschool Primer

    * Getting Started Homeschooling with Free Printables

    * FALL Bucket List



     

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    • 21 min
    How can Grandparents Support their Homeschool Kids

    How can Grandparents Support their Homeschool Kids

    Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks with Homeschooling Grandparent, Melissa Swenda about how she is supporting her daughter’s family as they homeschool. If you are taking classes at True North, Melissa’s daughter is Anna Knaub, who teaches Dystopian Literature, Austen/ Bronte British Literature and Medieval Literature at True North, as well as being part of our Enrollment team!



     



    Melissa has worked for 20 years as an Instructional Assistant and Learning Support Asssitiant in the public school system. She was not surprised that her daughter and son -in-law decided to homeschool granddaughters and she could not be more thrilled.



     



    Melissa is a proponent of homeschooling because she believes that



    * You can’t teach life experiences in the classroom

    * You can’t teach common sense in the classroom



     



    Some fun ways that she support their homeschooling family:



     



    * Adventure fun that the entire extended family contributes too throughout the year. These funds then go to lessons or family passes at the zoo, etc-

    * Grandparents go on adventures WITH their kids and grandkids on adventures, when they can.

    * Face-time- sometimes daily a the kids are playing or doing school.

    * Sharing pictures and videos with each other

    * Reading to the kids.Keeping a copy of a favorite book at Grandparents house.

    * Having activity baskets at Grandparents house

    * Purchasing fun educational supplies from the Dollar aisle.

    * Including kids in favortie activities, like baking, gardening and woodworking.

    * Creating a place for grandkids to watch grandparents do their favorite hobbies.

    * Pray for your kids and your grandkids



     



    And, if your adult children decide to homeschool and you are against their decision, remember that your adult child is an adult, they are parenting their children and support them the best that you can.



     



    “Families are scattered nowadays- life can be more simple if we take care of each other.” Meslissa Swenda



     



    In public school you can’t fail. But failure is a part of learning. When you homeschool, you can talk about why something didn’t work, or why something failed.



     



    You’re the Only Jesus Somewill Ever See David Will



    If not in You



    I wonder where will they ever see



    The One who really cares



    If not from You



    How will they find



    There's One who heals the broken heart



    Gives sight to the blind?



    'Cause You're the only Jesus some will ever see



    And You're the only words of life some will ever read



    So let them see in You the One in whom is all they'll ever need



    'Cause You're the only Jesus some will ever see



    And if not You



    I wonder who will show them love



    And love alone can make things new



    If not from You



    How will they learn



    There's One who trades their hopelessness



    For joy in return?



    'Cause You're the only Jesus some will ever see



    And You're the only words of life some will ever read



    So let them see in You the One in whom is all they'll ever need

    • 31 min
    Two Are Better Than One; Homeschool Mom Networking

    Two Are Better Than One; Homeschool Mom Networking

    Two are Better than One: Homeschool Mom Networking



    Today, Lisa Nehirng, director of True North Homeschool Academy is joined by the amazing team that makes up the Homeschool Mom Collaborative, Susan Hale, Natalie Vecchione and Steffanie Williams. Each of these women has homeschooled for several years and made an impact on the homeschooling community. Together they are joining forces to support and encourage fellow homeschoolers around the world!



    Susan Hale: Solution Point Homeschool Division



    Computer Courses, Record-keeping, & Transcript Solutions



    Natalie Vecchione: FASD Hope, Blazing New Homeschool Trails



    Steffanie Williams: Eww! You Homeschool?



    Homeschool Mom Collaborative



    Podcast URL



     Facebook Page



    Facebook Group



     



    Looking for an amazing group of Homeschooling Mommas to travel True North with? Look no further than, the Navigators. A Mom-to-mom membership site developed to encourage, equip and support one another! (Ecc 4:9)



    Are you called to homeschool, but not sure where to start? At True North Homeschool Academy we take delight in coming alongside fellow homeschoolers as they head True North!



     



    Resources and FREE Printables from True North Homeschool Academy!



    * 3 Ways to be a Working Homeschool Mom with Printables a FREE Working Homeschool Mom BUNDLE

    * Is Your Homeschooler Considering Military Service? (with FREE Printables)

    * Online Learning: A Homeschool Primer

    * Getting Started Homeschooling with Free Printables

    * SPRING Bucket List -FREE Printable



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    • 22 min
    How to Diagnose and Cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis

    How to Diagnose and Cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis

    Today I am joined by Natalie Vecchione, Podcaster at FASD Hope and co-author, with Cindy LaJoy,  of the new homeschooling book: Blazing New Homeschool Trails, Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities.



    Natalie explains how the book was born out of desperation, as she and her husband were parenting and raising a FASD student. FASD (Fetal Achhol Syndrome Disorder). This is a brain based diagnosis, and like many brain based diagnosis is on a spectrum, meaning people with this disability, has a range of manifestations, which can include physical, emotional and intellectual.



    What is a Brain Based Diagnosis? A brain based diagnosis is a broad category of disorders, which can vary in symptoms and severity and can include any condition or disability that affects your brain and can be caused by:



    * Illness

    * Genetics

    * Traumatic Injury



    Brain based Diagnosis can include:



    FASD



    Autism



    Tourette’s



    OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)



    ADHD/ ADD



    Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia, Dyscalcia, Dysgraphia, etc



    Processing Disorders.



    How to determine and cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis:



    * Figure out why you suspect something: Take detailed notes including medical conditions, genetic components, how students are not keeping up; write down detailed deficits, needs and strengths

    * Find a practitioner who can do a Neutral Typical Evaluation (also called a Psychological Evaluation or an Educational Evaluation), usually done by a Psychologist. These can be very pricey, so check with your local University and Clinic with a Sliding Scale).

    * Understand the Dysmaturity or “gap” of your student. This is quite different from immaturity. Dysmaturity is a gap between a person’s chronological and developmental age. This gap, depending on the disability, can be between a few years and up to half of the students' age.

    * Make accommodations



    Resources Mentioned



    * Natalie@FASD.com

    * SPED Homeschool

    * FASD Hope Podcast

    * FASD Hope Website

    * Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner with Kathy Kuhl



    SPED Blog posts:



    * Special Needs Credits and Transcripts

    * Struggling Learners and Special Needs, What’s the Difference?

    * Communication Challenges for Special Needs

    * Spotting a Struggling Learner in Your Homeschool

    * After the Diagnosis: The Next Steps

    * Holidays and Special Needs



     



    SPED  Podcasts:



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