The Self-Propelled Advantage
Can't Make It to a SPA-Family Bootcamp? Want the Next Best Thing?
This amazing DVD set gives you over six hours of learning (and laughing) with the Calderwood Family as they spew forth wisdom and practical parenting information coupled with insight into how to give your family the Self-Propelled Advantage!
1. Parenting is Paramount
Tim & Joanne present the first element of The SPA Advantage, and this element is responsible for setting the tone for the parent-child relationship for their entire lives. Dads play a vital role in the lives of their children and--in large part--determine the health of the family. Mom's attitude sets the tone for husband and children. Yikes! How can two imperfect human beings create an atmosphere of family fusion vs. family feud?
When parents come together and utilize the first element of The SPA Advantage, amazing things happen within the home: peace and joy abound! Okay, there are those not-so-good days, but when parents have laid the foundation for a happy home, the not-so-good days are few and far between.
Attitude is everything! Learn how to foster an atmosphere of love and respect in your home that translates to peaceful relationships between family members. Good kids don't just happen! (Note: this session is wonderful for children to be a part of because they are going to hear some things from Tim and Joanne that they've probably been hearing from you, but when it comes from someone other than Mom and Dad, it sticks.)
2. The Keys to the Car
While the first element of The SPA Advantage yields excellence in attitude and behavior, the second and third elements enable students (and parents) to celebrate homeschool FREEDOM! Even in home education, the shocking truth is that many educators fail to motivate their children because they don't foster the second and third elements of The SPA Advantage in the home.
We'll show you how to develop a Yes-I-Can attitude in your children. You'll learn how to tell if you are holding your students back, then how to stop holding your students back, how to let go of the bicycle, and ultimately how to hand over the keys to the car -- educationally speaking.
3. The 5 Steps to Self-Teaching Success
Joanne will give you and your children the simple 5-step process to becoming self-teaching! This session is a hands-on how-to that answers all your questions about when to begin the process, what curriculum best lends itself to self-teaching, what part the parent plays in the process, and anything else you've ever wanted to know about self-teaching.
4. To High School & Beyond!
One of the coolest parts of parenting is helping your children discover their unique gifts & abilities. In this session, Tim and Joanne discuss how high school is just the next step in the self-learning journey; It is not to be feared. The teen years are full of excitement, and knowing how to prepare your teen for the next logical step following high school is definitely exciting! And yes, this part can be a little daunting.
You'll get specific strategies on preparing your teens for stellar SAT and ACT and PSAT performance. They'll hear what needs to be done and when in preparing for college entrance. Tim will talk about nurturing your teens' dreams, one of his passions. And we'll also venture into the realm of entrepreneurial development which is actually a natural outgrowth of self-teaching. Yes, life following high school is wild and wonderful!
BONUS FEATURE: Ask the Calderwood Kids
Enjoy a Q&A session with our resident guinea pigs (said with all due love and respect). This is your family's opportunity to get inside the heads of the ones who have been utilizing self-learning for their entire lives. Ask any or all of the Calderwood kids, young or young adults, the tough questions and get honest, straight-forward answers. Be prepared for some wacky senses of humor, however. And yes, you pretty much can ask them anything. What is it like to transition to college? What about life after college? Ask the younger ones how they like self-learning, how they deal with subjects they don't particularly like, or how they stay motivated, and you're guaranteed to generate some interesting answers.
Lauren, our eldest daughter, has just gotten married! (7-14-2012) You can ask her about "dating." The younger girls do not date, by choice. One is ten years old, so that is self-explanatory, but ask the older ones why they aren't interested in dating while in high school, if you like. Or ask the young men what they plan to do with their lives. This is seriously an opportunity for you and your children to find out what makes self-learners tick in various areas of their lives. Prepare to laugh.
- Item #: 905
- Manufacturer: URtheMOM.com