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Hal and Melanie Young

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Struggling Learners in High School

Hal and Melanie Young At eleven, one of our boys was just learning to read and at fourteen he still struggled to spell three letter words. Little did we know that he’d be reading ancient philosophers for fun at seventeen and that he’d go to college on a full academic scholarship! In this workshop, we’ll […]

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What Gifted Teens Need in High School – Hal and Melanie Young

Everyone wants their kids to be gifted, but actually parenting and teaching gifted kids can be a real challenge! Learn about some of the myths of giftedness and how to really meet their needs, how to keep them challenged without putting them in situations they can’t handle, and how to help them navigate social situations, […]

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Parenting Teens to Adulthood – Hal and Melanie Young

The transition to adulthood can be wonderful or it can be fraught with conflict and tension. How can you prepare your teens to step into adulthood with confidence, competence, and joy instead of anger, rebellion, and resentment? How should you relate to a nineteen-year-old who is still living at home or is home from college […]

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Homeschooling Young Children

Speaker – Hal and Melanie Young When do you get started and what do you do first? We’ve had precocious readers and late bloomers, but every one of them has benefited from being homeschooled from the beginning. Find out how to know when each child is ready for formal academics, how to get started, and […]

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How Not to Lose Your Teens

Speakers – Hal and Melanie Young When you get to the end of your homeschooling and your child leaves home, things get real. At that point, the only thing you’ll have is relationship: their relationship with God and their relationship with you. Learn about encouraging research that highlights the critical importance of relationships in the […]

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Middle School Madness

Speakers – Hal and Melanie Young When our oldest was eight, we thought we were pretty great homeschool parents. Then he hit nine or ten and the wheels fell off his educational train! Another child did pretty well until he was eleven, then all-of-a-sudden he couldn’t focus at all or remember things he’d learned last […]

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Boy Parent, Hero Parent by Hal and Melanie young

The Bible says that children are a gift from God – but why is parenting a boy such a challenge? They live in constant motion, unending distraction, noise without limit and curious to boot. Yet there’s a purpose behind the uproar, and if we seek out God’s aim for our sons, we take part in […]

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What Gifted Kids Really Need

Speaker: Hal and Melanie Young We may hope our kids will be really smart, but what do you do when they are? It can be intimidating to think about meeting the needs of a kid who’s blowing the curve, racing ahead, and seems to need more. Can you really meet his needs or would he […]

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The Battle for Our Sons

Speaker: Hal and Melanie Young How do you teach a young man to keep his way pure when the red-light district is riding around in his shirt pocket – or his friend’s? How can you help a boy think about the future when all he wants to do is game all day? Media addiction and […]

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No Longer Little and Not Quite Teens

Speaker: Hal and Melanie Young The turmoil of the tween/preteen years between nine and thirteen usually catches parents by surprise. Diligent students become addled and distracted. Kids raised in church start questioning the existence of God. Sweet children seem to climb on an emotional rollercoaster – and then invite you to join them. Don’t get […]

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How to Not Lose Your Teens

Speaker: Hal and Melanie Young When you get to the end of your homeschooling and your child leaves home, things get real. At that point, the only thing you’ll have is relationship: their relationship with God and their relationship with you. Hal and Melanie’s four oldest children have grown up and left home and they’re […]

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Homeschool From the Beginning

Speaker: Hal and Melanie Young When do you get started and what do you do first? We’ve had precocious readers and we’ve had late bloomers, but every one of them has benefited from being homeschooled from the beginning. Learn to relax and introduce your little ones to the joy of learning in a gentle and […]

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Boy-Schooling

Speaker: Hal and Melanie Young Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of history or read aloud to a child sitting upside down? You may be teaching a boy! Research shows that boys and girls learn differently. Understanding the differences can help to preserve the love of learning and the academic […]

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Letting Your Kids Become Grown Ups– And Truly Being Amazed At How Much You Like It!

This week, we’re talking with Hal and Melanie Young of Raising Real Men about allowing our children to become grown ups. When do we start preparing them for launch? How does our parenting change through the years? We’ll discuss all this and more! You don’t want to miss it!   Additional Content: Connect with Hal […]

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Raising Real Men: Surviving and Appreciating Boys

Have you ever had war break out during a play date? A single math lesson take three hours? Find your child turns every object into a pretend weapon? Then maybe you’re raising a boy! Hal and Melanie Young have SIX sons and a wealth of experience and Biblical principles – and a sense of humor – to encourage and empower the parents of boys.

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Shining Armor: Your Son’s Battle for Purity

In a time when over 90% of boys have been exposed to pornography before they leave home, how can we teach them to keep their way pure? How can we help them walk in innocence when temptation lurks on a friend’s phone and beckons just a click away? Hal and Melanie offer frank and practical advice for teaching sons from toddlers to adulthood about God’s gift and Satan’s traps in the realm of sexuality. (Material is appropriate for ages 12 and up – parent discretion suggested!)

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Romance for the Exhausted

In the flurry of work, homeschooling, church, and extracurricular activities, things like romance and physical affection can sometimes seem like unattainable dreams. Where can you find the energy for romance? How can you revive your marriage and enjoy your relationship more every year? Hal and Melanie Young have been married for 30 years and homeschooling their eight kids for 26 – so they know the struggle is real! (For married or engaged couples, and nursing babies only!)

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Shining Armor:Your Son’s Battle for Purity

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 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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