Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer, Author

Nashville, TNRogers, ARAtlanta, GA

Tricia Goyer has been married to John for 28 years and is a homeschooling mom and author. When John and Tricia had graduated two children from homeschooling--and their third was only a few years from graduation--God called the Goyers to adoption. The Goyers have adopted seven children, mostly from foster care. Tricia's in her 24th year of homeschooling and is back to teaching everything phonics to Civics. She's currently homeschooling children ages 7-17. Tricia is also a best-selling, award-winning author of 70 books, and she leads a teen mom support group in inner city Little Rock. Tricia has a passion for raising children to serve God and others. Her adult sons and daughter-in-law serve in children's church and her adult daughter is missionary in the Czech Republic where she and her husband minister to young adults. She writes about marriage, parenting, writing and homeschooling at www.TriciaGoyer.com.

You can find Tricia on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter as @TriciaGoyer! Some of her books include: Prayers That Changed History, Lead Your Family Like Jesus, and Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom.

Workshops from Tricia Goyer ( may vary by event location )

The Purpose of Homeschooling: Real-Life Discipleship Beyond the Books

Are you exhausted from doing “good things” in your homeschooling and yet feeling unfulfilled? Do you feel as if you've lost your sense of purpose more as each year passes? Do you believe God has big plans for your homeschool and your kids but you just can't get there? Are you wondering about the “great purpose” God's designed for your family? Tricia will provide practical ideas for discipling kids to walk out Scriptural mandates and discover an exciting life of meaning and purpose.

The Ten Hour Homeschool Week

The best homeschooling schedule doesn't start with the right lesson plan. It starts with our hearts. If you're ready to approach your homeschooling week with confidence, joy, and peace it's important to cut all the unnecessary things from your schedule. With the right planning and priorities you can focus your homeschooling week into 10 hours of active teaching. This includes plenty of additional time for self-study, directed play, nature exploration, reading, art and more!

Prayers That Changed History: Teaching Our Kids to Have Effective Prayer Lives

Martin Luther. Sojourner Truth. Helen Keller. St. Patrick. We read their stories, and of other people like them, in history books and hear about the amazing things they did to change the world. But one part of the story is often left out: Each one of them wouldn't have accomplished what they did without prayer. Tricia Goyer gives parents tips on helping children to develop effective prayer lives, using stories of heroes of faith and Biblical examples of prayer.

Write That Book

Have you every thought about writing a book? Tricia Goyer, author of 70 books, shares step-by-step instruction on how to build a writing career from your home. Tricia started writing in 1994. She managed to grow a writing career while also homeschooling her ten children. Tricia will share what to do, what not to do, and how to use your gifts to the glory of God. As homeschooling parents we need to model what it looks to use the talents God placed inside us!

Homeschool Basics: How to Get Started, Keep Motivated, and Bring Out the Best in Your Kids

Whether you are starting with preschoolers or pulling kids out of public school, your first few years of homeschooling can be overwhelming. There are so many different curriculums to choose from, teaching and learning styles to discover. There's your own family rhythm to adjust to and state requirements to figure out. There’s also often added pressure from family and friends. Why would any parent choose to attempt to teach fractions or (gasp) long division when they can leave it to the professionals? Our goal is to provide encouraging information about homeschooling basics, plus give you thoughtful and informative ideas on how to get started and stay the course.

Calming Angry, Anxious and Strong-Willed Kids

You don't know how to control your child's anger, anxiety and strong-will. You feel hopeless, fearful of your child's future, and angry yourself. Tricia shares her own deeply personal experiences of trying to help her challenging kids. She shares her honest feelings and things she's learned to help you help your child. Tricia leans in to share things that really work. She also reminds you that no matter how hard you find the journey, God is there to help. He'll do a great work within you as you do your best to help your kids.

40 Ways to Be Present in Your Child's Day

In the midst of a busy day it's easy for mamas to think of our children as “tasks” rather than as “hearts” we need to connect with. We struggle with putting our kids before our to-do lists and school schedules. After all, we can mark things off our to-do lists. Kids are never "done." It hurts my heart to realize what my kids see and experience on some days: a busy, distracted mom. “If young children live in the present and adults spend most of their time in the past or in the future, we have abandoned our children to some degree,” says Becky Bailey, PH.D., author of I Love Your Rituals. Tricia Goyer shares how to be present in your child's day.

Planning and Scheduling Your Homeschool

Planning and Scheduling Your Homeschool How do you plan and schedule your homeschool, especially when you have kids of various ages? Tricia Goyer will share: - Knowing and following your state requirements - Scheduling heart training, beyond book training - Big picture planning - How to plan a week - How to teach kids of various ages at the same time - Discovering that a routine is your friend - Whiteboards, calendars, and planners - Morning time and read-alouds - When life goes off schedule - Vacationing while others are in school - Chores and home ec - Birthdays, holidays and other celebrations Having a plan keeps you on track and helps when you get off track.

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