Durenda Wilson

With over thirty years of home education experience, Durenda Wilson is a trusted voice and resource at homeschooling conventions and The Durenda Wilson Podcast.
Durenda and her husband, Darryl have been married for 34 years. They have eight kids (7 graduated so far). Her books include The Four Hour School Day, The Unhurried Homeschooler, Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart, and Raising Boys to Men.

Workshops from Durenda Wilson (may vary by event location)

Homeschooling Boys: What Do They Really Need

As homeschooling moms, we can find teaching our boys extra challenging because…well…they can be VERY different from us. However, God knew what He was doing when He knit them together AND when He chose to make us their moms. Find out some of the most effective tools to engage your boys in their education and enjoy these years with them to the fullest!

Homeschooling: Purpose or Performance?

We all have clear reasons that we decided to homeschool, but as we continue on this journey, the lines can become blurred. It can be so easy to get caught up in how our kids (and we) are (or aren’t) performing when it comes to homeschooling. But what if that isn’t actually what we are called to? Mastery can be important. God talks about becoming skilled and the importance of diligence. But what if we are giving up purpose and exchanging it for performance?

Chores: Why They Are Essential in Homeschooling

Most of us agree that chores are important, but often moms and kids are frustrated, angry, and resentful when it comes to how and when to implement them. Having 8 kids in 13 years has the potential to bring a mom to her knees and her home into disarray, but God teaches our families SO much through working together. The benefits of having our kids do chores are countless! Investing in this area not only lightens our loads as moms but is an essential part of our kids’ education!

The Four-Hour School Day

Often parents who are considering homeschooling are hesitant because they think that home-educating their children will take 7 hours a day, but that simply isn’t the case. In this workshop, Durenda shares the reasons why home education doesn’t have to be an all-day event! This session is loaded with encouragement for parents and will help them begin to see how they and their kids can thrive in the homeschool life!

Nurturing Sibling Relationships

Most of us didn’t factor into the equation just how much sibling conflict would be part of our homeschooling days! It can be exhausting! As homeschooling parents, we have a unique opportunity to nurture sibling relationships among our children. Find out practical ways to do this and what an IMPORTANT part of our homeschooling it really is!