Communicating With Our Children; with Connie Albers

Does Communication in your Home create the Magic Kingdom or the Wild Kindgom?  This week, we are joined by Connie Albers, expert communicator and Momma of 5!Does Communication in your Home create the Magic Kingdom or the Wild Kindgom?

This week, we are joined by Connie Albers, expert communicator and Momma of 5!

Communication is all about building relationships.

Make sure you are

  1. Hearing each other
  2. Affirming each other

Cast a vision for your family: We are doing life together. We can enjoy a rich relationship for years to come. Create a picture of your future life as family members and share with your kids that vision. Tell them what you are doing and why. You’ve heard them and affirmed them and they can see and believe in what’s coming next.

As parents, you want to set limits, rules and boundaries, but we all must learn to pivot in order to keep on top of the challenges that will come our way.

Connie Albers Website https://conniealbers.com/

Equipped to Be podcast https://conniealbers.com/podcast/

Book by Connie and recommended by Connie https://conniealbers.com/resources/

Connie Albers Face Book https://www.facebook.com/connielalbers

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Communication Skills with Special Needs and Struggling Learners with Peggy Ployhar

Communication Skills with Special Needs and Struggling LearnersCommunication Skills with Special Needs and Struggling Learners

with Peggy Ployhar

  1.  Communication is way more than speaking
  2. Communication Skills Improve Future Outcome
  3. The Three Basic means of communications
  4. 4 ways to incorporate communication skills into your regular schooling.

Sponsored by True North Homeschool Academy  True North Homeschool Academy offers live on-line Special Needs Classes-,

Special Needs Academic Advising  and Testing. Live, on-line, small group, dynamic, interactive and fun!

To teach your SPED kids communication skills:

  • Get your kids talking- utilize film- help them see themselves communicating and then give them gentle instruction and ways for improving.
  • Help kids realize that conflict happens when communicating. Give them tools and skills to deal with conflict, including developing empathy and understanding the other side of the story.
  • Above all, listen and obey where God is taking you.

SPED Homeschool

You can tune in every Tuesday evening on the SPED Homeschool Facebook page to watch Peggy host SPED Homeschool Conversations

or you can join her daily on her personal YouTube channel, Daily Revelations.

To see a listing of Peggy’s upcoming Facebook live broadcasts, check out the  SPED Homeschool Facebook Event page. For past broadcasts, check out the SPED Homeschool YouTube channel or podcast site.

True North Homeschool Academy is her to come alongside you as you homeschool your Special Needs or Struggling Learner.

Special Needs Classes- Live, on-line, small group, dynamic, interactive and fun!

Special Needs Academic Advising 

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Communicating with our Kids about Internet Pornography with Hal and Melanie Young

4 ways Porn causes problems:

  1. Negative impact on couples/gender relations
  2. Leads men and women to devalue each other.
  3. Dominated by hostile sexism, frequent violence, gender dominations and object function
  4. Because Porn floods the brain with dopamine, it shorts circuits other systems.

Porn becomes addictive, and undermines attachment, intimacy and the ability to relate.

  1. The more frequent the porn use the lower sexual satisfaction
  2. Porn as ‘instinctive’ is inaccurate and leads to low quality sex.
  3. Loneliness-porn is significantly related to loneliness. Porn is associated with relationship distress, disrupted attachment and strain in relational hardwiring, and causes harm to relationships.
  4. Divorce-doubles for men and women who use porn
  5. Effects of porn:
  1. Need bigger and bigger hits to get the same feeling
  2. Can shrink the brain-porn addicts have smaller volume and fewer un
  3. Turns off certain parts of the brain that process visual imagery.
  4. Circuits short term mentality- and devalues delayed gratification. Women in relationships with men who are addicted to porn, spectators reported not being as happy than with men who did not view pron.

As Christians we should approach conversations with our kids about sexuality within the context of Marriage

Sexuality within marriage is all about accountability and covenant.

Raising real men means teaching and training them to fight temptation and to consider their own sexuality within the context of Love, Honor, and Virtue.

Gregg Harris always said that we should not be teaching Sex Ed but Marriage Ed.

Biblical answer- 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (on Sexual Immorality)

Resource Guide:

Raising Real Men

Love, Honor, and Virtue

Porn accountability:

Covenant Eyes

Accountability 2You

Training Books:

Every Man’s Battle

Every Young Man’s Battle

Raising Real Men

Invite Hal and Melanie Young to speak at your church or conference!

Legacy with Katie Potter

Katie Potter joins us this week as we talk about communicating family history to your kids.Katie Potter joins us this week as we talk about communicating family history to your kids. Katie is the owner of “Storybook writing, family history for kids”, and runs a summer camp for teaching children the history of their families.

In addition Katie teaches live online classes for Elementary and middle school students including the Claritas Cycle III course in Classical MemoryElementary Writing and Middle School – Literature Through Film for True North Homeschool Academy. (https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/katie-andrews-potter/).

Show Notes:

  • We are the link that carries the legacy of our family to the next generation.
  • The Ancient Greeks called this “Cleos”, which can mean legacy, family glory, and familial reputation.
    • Our ancestors have stories we need to remember, it helps with our identity.
    • Our children will only remember our grandparents through what we remember, write down, and pass on.
      • Remembering our ancestors reminds us that we all are important parts of a great story.
    • Begin teaching family history to your children when they are young.
  • “How I wish I had listened when I was young”

 

 

Exodus 20:12

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

1st Kings 8:57

Proverbs 13:22

The Gift of Encouragement with Brenda Garcia

The gift of encouragement with Brenda Garcia.This week on the show we are talking with Brenda Garcia about developing the gift of encouragement!

Romans 12:8, NLT: “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.”

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Also new this year, Chinese for K-12th grade! Communication is so important and learning a foreign language is an excellent way to broaden your communication skills!

Brenda Garcia is joining us to today to talk about the spiritual gift of encouragement.

Romans 12:8, NLT: “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.lk about the gift of encouragement.

Ask God for this spiritual gift.

As we homeschool, we often need to evaluate or asses our kids progress. Remember to use assessment or testing as a tool, an opportunity for growth, rather than a definition of the person.

 

Encourage yourself:

  1. Learn from failures –
  2. Learn from successes- which are often just a result of evaluating and learning from you failures. What an amazing teacher failure is!

 

“The fast you fail, the quicker you can succeed!” Brenda Garcia

 

Reframe the trials and failures:

Experiences are not so important because of the stories, but because of the lessons!

 

At True North Homeschool Academy we offer live on-line and self paced classes and clubs to challenge, inspire and encourage you on your homeshooling journey!

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (Part 4)

Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they give five important steps for great communication! If there isn’t a we, we have nothing at all!

Steps to communication:

  1. Listen
  2. Give feedback on what you think they are saying
  3. Affirm them
  4. Seek to know their thoughts
  5. Be sure of what they are saying by asking questions
  6. Be careful about when you speak. Try not to interrupt.

Warning, give thought to your tone.

But there must be reciprocity-back and forth

Be authoritative without being authoritarian.

At the end, have a “My part” and a “Your”, which must be upheld; this builds trust.

If there isn’t a we, we have nothing at all.

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (Part 3)

Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they continue their discussion on the importance of great communication along with practical ideas to help you along the way!Works cited:

  • One Year Living as an Evangelical
  • The Gospel of Matthew

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (part 2)

Middle schoolers argue, it is part of what they are. But it is a teaching opportunity! Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they help you navigate how to teach children how they and their thoughts/feelings tie into a greater fabric of communication/family/identity!

Middle schoolers argue, it is part of what they are. But it is a teaching opportunity:

  • To teach them in this, reframe the situation for them;
  • Affirm their identity -state the obvious if you need to:
  • Encourage them;

But always remember to pick your battles.

We are in a time of social upheaval, so identity is critically important.

Narrative requires hearing, listening, responding, for it to be a narrative.

Teach children how they and their thoughts/feelings tie into a greater fabric of communication/family/identity

Honor conveys something of value that is passed from group to individual, and individual to group.

Communication= Me, thee, we. When you arrive at we, then you have communicated.

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring

Communication is what allows you to have a relationship.

  • Legos
  • Playmobile
  • Facebook

Key terms:

  • Mirroring
  • Negotiation
  • Deferment of Gratification
  • Dialectic Communication

If you’re all about yourself, there can be no communication.


Welcome to Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! My name is Lisa Nehring and I will be your host, with regular appearances by my husband, Dr. David Nehring. Together we have homeschooled our 5 kids for the past 27 years, and are passionately committed to resourcing and connecting fellow homeschoolers and Christians with the tools and resources necessary to navigate a complex world in need of a Savior.

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Dr. Laura Sherwood on Leadership

Dr. Laura Sherwood, Director of leadership at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD is joining us for today’s show to continue our discussion on leadershipDr. Laura Sherwood, Director of leadership at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD is joining us for today’s show to continue our discussion on leadership. She explains that everyone is a leader and we must decide what kind of leader we most want to be.

John Witherspoon College is a great books college, with the goal of developing and graduating world class leaders from an accredited college with no debt. –

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Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 

What is a Leader? ”

A leader is someone of influence.” – John Maxwell

How do we teach leadership?

By example. The life we live. Be an example to rest and reflect. Seek the kingdom of God first.

There are 5 levels of leadership and/or Discipleship (Good leadership is to become a servant leader) according to John Maxwell

Level 1: Position. This is the lowest level of leadership—the entry level. …

Level 2 – Permission. Making the shift from Position to Permission brings a person’s first real step into leadership. …

Level 3: Production. …

Level 4: People Development. …

Level 5: The Pinnacle.

 

John Witherspoon College

John Maxwell on Leadership The 5 Levels of Leadership 

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