Today, Great Homeschool Conventions
is excited to share more
with you about this year's OUTSTANDING PARENTING WORKSHOPS with
TEDD TRIPP (Instructing
a Child's Heart)
is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church. He was married to
Margy in 1968. They have three adult children and seven
grand-children. Tedd is a graduate of Geneva College, BA in
History, Philadelphia Theological Seminary, M Div, and Westminster
Theological Seminary, D Min with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling.
Tedd is the author of the popular child-rearing books,
Shepherding a Child's Heart and Instructing a Child's Heart.
This past year, Dr. Tripp shared the "Shepherding a Child's Heart"
sessions at the Cincinnati convention, and these sessions were
PACKED - with tons of RAVE REVIEWS from the homeschooling parents
that attended these sessions.
Great Homeschool Conventions is honored that Dr. Tripp is returning this year, and are excited
to announce that he will be presenting NEW sessions:
"Instructing a Child's Heart"
From Dr. Tripp...
"I frequently have
the opportunity to speak to young people who are raising children.
These opportunities leave me more and more convinced of the Biblical
underpinnings that are essential to making sense of the parenting
"God is concerned with the heart - the wellspring of life
(Proverbs 4:23). Parents tend to focus on the externals of behavior
rather than the internal overflow of the heart. We tend to worry
more about the "what" of behavior than the "why". Accordingly we
spend enormous amounts of energy in controlling and constraining
behavior. To the degree and extent our focus is on behavior we miss
the heart. The results are disastrous."
"When we miss the heart, we miss the subtle idols of the heart.
Romans 1 makes it clear that all human beings are worshippers;
either we worship God or we make an exchange and worship and serve
idols - substitutes for God - created things rather than the Creator
(Romans 1:18-25). When parent short-circuits to behavior parents
miss the opportunity to help their children understand that straying
behavior reflects a heart that has strayed. Our kids always serve
something, either God or a substitute for God - some idol of the
"When we miss the heart, we miss the gospel. If the goal of
parenting is only securing proper behavior we will never help our
children understand the internal things - the heart issues - that
push and pull behavior. Those internal issues: self-love, rebellion,
anger, bitterness, envy and pride of the heart show our children how
profoundly they need grace. If the problem with children is deeper
than inappropriate behavior, if the problem is the way the heart has
enthroned something other than God, then the need for grace is
established. Jesus came to earth. Lived a perfect life and died as
an infinite sacrifice so that children (and their parents) can be
forgiven, transformed, liberated and empowered to love God and
"When we miss the heart, we miss the glory of God. Children
(and adults) who have fallen into various forms of personal idolatry
need not only to tear down the high places of alien gods, but to
enthrone God. Children are spring-loaded for worship. One of the
most important callings parents have is to display the greatness,
goodness and glory of the God for they and their children are made.
Parents have the opportunity, through word and deed, to show
children the one true object of worship - the God of the Bible. We
know the greatest delights our children can experience are found in
being mesmerized, delighted and intrigued by the God who made them
for his glory."
"When I teach these things parents often say, "These things are not
just for my kids, they are for me." The parent who sees that is not
only about to teach, but also able to incarnate these truths for
& Casey Martin
(Calm Christian Parenting)
Laugh-out loud funny, practical and life-changing. That is
how over 150,000 parents have described Calm Christian
Parenting Founder and homeschooling father Kirk Martin. Based on
work with 1,500 challenging children right in his own home, Kirk's
strategies will eliminate the power struggles, yelling and arguing
that stress you out. You will leave changed.
CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT PREVIEW VIDEO CLIP
What makes his workshops unique? Kirk's
presentations feature interactions with his son, Casey--this makes
the strategies concrete, challenging and funny. His gut-wrenchingly
honest approach inspires transformation. Plus they spend A LOT of time
helping parents change (not just kids). How can you teach your
children to control themselves...when you yell, lecture and throw
your own tantrums? The best discipline is self-discipline. Come find
out why USA Today, PARADE Magazine and 800 churches have relied on
Kirk for advice that really works.
Keep Your Sanity While
Raising Successful Children
You have made a tremendous sacrifice to homeschool your children.
There are days you doubt your decision. You struggle with
resentment--after all you do to sacrifice and they can't even get up,
do their chores and start on school work? It's not like they have
all the pressures of catching the school bus, sitting in class, and
doing homework at night. Maybe you struggle with guilt. Other
homeschooling parents make it look easy--what are you doing wrong?
Some suffer in silence, afraid if they voice frustrations that they
will be seen as complaining. This is a safe place here where we
offer not only encouragement, but practical strategies that really
Rosemond (John Rosemond - America's Most
Widely Read Parenting Expert)
John is one of America's most well-known
and respected parenting experts. His nationally-syndicated newspaper
column, one of the longest-running lifestyle columns in the industry
(since 1976), is carried in more than 200 newspapers nationwide.
John has written fourteen books on parenting and family issues, most
of which are best-sellers in the field. Parenting by The Book,
published by Howard Books, won the Mom's Choice Award in 2008. John
has also been or is a columnist for Better Homes and Gardens
magazine, Hemispheres (the United Air Lines in-flight magazine), and
Signs of the Times.
John is one of America's most well-known and respected parenting
experts. He refers to himself as "a psychologist that doesn't have a
lot of faith in or use for psychology."
is licensed to practice psychology by the North Carolina Psychology
Board, but retired from full-time private practice in 1990. Since
then, although he does the occasional consultation, he has devoted
the majority of his time to writing and public speaking. He is proud
to be a member of the Board of Directors of parentalrights.org.
John says his "real" qualifications are (1) he's been married to the
same woman (Willie) for 42 years, (2) he and Willie have two adult
children, Eric and Amy, both of whom are responsible members of
society who do not ask for any entitlements, and (3) John and Willie
are grandparents to seven well-behaved grandchildren, ranging in age
from two to fifteen.
Click here for a very short preview video clip.
Registration NOW OPEN
for the SouthEast, MidSouth, and MidWest Homeschool Conventions.
300 + WORKSHOP TITLES and DESCRIPTIONS
We'll be providing a complete list of WORKSHOP TITLES and DESCRIPTIONS
within a few weeks - - - just as soon as we finalize a few remaining