Four Things We Have To Assume (Notes)


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With a healthy balance of inspiration and application, this talk will shift paradigms and give parents a fresh look at their job description.
Assumption #1 — Family relationships trump everything. They’re more important than any task, curriculum, friendship or extra curricular activity because the family is a child’s first experience with intimacy, and the experiences they have will determine their relationship with God and with other people.

Assumption #2 — Our voice has more weight in our kids’ lives than any other human voice. At the core, this is really an issue of authority, which ultimately affects our level of influence. Our goal is not to coerce or strong arm kids into obedience; it’s to train them to be teachable.

Assumption #3 — Our kids are inherently strong, not weak. In this segment, Jenni and Jody will show parents how to move kids out of their comfort zone without pushing them into their incompetence zone so they can live in the growth zone.

Assumption #4 — Our kids are not an extension of ourselves. We were not called to homeschool our kids; they were called to be homeschooled.

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody

Jenni and Jody are Christian, homeschooling moms with ten kids between them (ages 1 to 30), including one on the autism spectrum, plus one baby grandchild. Together they host a weekly syndicated parenting radio show, write a weekly newspaper column, freelance for a variety of publications, teach parenting and homeschooling workshops and seminars, speak at conventions and conferences and coach individual families. They are passionate about encouraging and equipping families to Parent On Purpose (POP) with the end result in mind.

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