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Raising Real Men: Understanding & Parenting Boys (5)

Hal & Melanie Young Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 am Ballroom I
In spite of what the culture is telling us, boys and girls are different. Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of a playdate or had a single math lesson take three hours? Then, you're probably raising boys! If the world seems intent on gender-bending and forcing our sons into a feminized mold, Hal and Melanie, parents of six boys, explain the Biblical way out — and a better way to turn wild little dirt-lovers into strong Christian men!

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Sanity's In The Freezer (12)

Melanie Young Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Ballroom I
Learn how to have real meals again! Don't worry if you have tried once-a-month cooking and didn't like the mess. Melanie didn't like it either! Find out how to feed your family well on less money and how to serve great dinners with minimal time in the kitchen. This is a real favorite of attendees!

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Parenting Pre-Teens (19)

Hal & Melanie Young Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Ballroom I
It comes as a surprise, but the years from 9 to 12 can be some of the most challenging of all. Long before peach fuzz or body changes, you have to cope with distractedness, tears, outbursts of anger and the "Nobody loves me" blues, but somebody's got to be the adult around here. Learn how to survive, and make the teen years great!

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Shining Armor: Your Son's Battle for Purity (33)

Hal & Melanie Young Friday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Ballroom I
A very popular and very important workshop that addresses a growing problem parents are facing. Most purity resources these days focus on girls, but purity tends to be a much larger problem for young men, and many seem hopelessly naïve about the battles our sons are facing. Today's young men grow up with challenges to their purity on every side. In a time when over 90% of teens have been exposed to Internet pornography, how can we teach our boys to keep their way pure? What can we do when temptation is lurking on friends' phones and beckons just a click away? How can we give them a Biblical context for sexuality—from their toddler years to adulthood? Come hear the parents of six sons give you frank, practical advice on raising your son to be a virtuous knight.

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Homeschooling is Not Enough (40)

Hal & Melanie Young Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 am Ballroom I
Focuses on discipleship and relationship. Because none of it will matter if they don't follow Christ. Many homeschoolers hope and pray that because they've homeschooled, their children will turn out all right, but unfortunately, we are seeing a number of homeschooled children turning away from God in rebellion. We can't make our children serve Christ, but we can make sure we aren't standing in the way! Find out about the power of delighting in your children and loving them as Christ loves us. Hear how to point them to the Savior and teach them to serve Him!

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Ballistic Homeschooling (47)

Hal & Melanie Young Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00 pm Ballroom I
Find out why Thomas Jefferson wrote at a standing desk, how a whiteboard can turn on a light bulb, and why your son does the things he does. Boys and girls really do learn differently! Make school more fun for everyone and equip your boy with the learning he needs for manhood.

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Homeschooling High School and Transcripts (54)

Hal & Melanie Young Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Ballroom I
Thoughts of high school tend to make even veteran homeschoolers shake in their boots. Come learn how to plan it, how to do it, and even how to tell the rest of the world with a topnotch transcript. Figure out what they need to take and how to do the classes you aren't so sure about (or are sure you can't!). This workshop will leave you prepared for and excited about high school at home!

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My Beloved and My Friend (61)

Hal & Melanie Young Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Ballroom I
Christian marriages are breaking up everywhere. How can this be? What is wrong when a family at the forefront of the culture war spins apart? If you homeschool, you know you are in a spiritual battle. Don't let your marriage be the weak point in your armor. Find out about challenges your marriage may face, and how to work it through, not just to stay together, but to find joy and strength in each other as you mirror the relationship of Christ and the church to your children -- and the rest of the world.

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