It is OK to Talk to Your Children

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Lynna Sutherland

Lynna believes that the gospel moves the homeschool mom from performance to possibility. She offers support for moms overwhelmed by homeschooling multiple ages and distracted by constant sibling conflict. Ditch what slows you down and look to Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

language-rich-environmentThis weekend I had the opportunity to travel down to North Caroline to stay with a friend and to participate in a kind of satellite retreat.  She owns the rights to the Brave Writer conference videos from last year and so we watched them together with some other Brave Writer mamas.  (You can find a great synopsis of the conference talks and topics here.)

This graph is a recreation of my favorite takeaway from this weekend.  I was just telling my mother last week how many times the kids and I have lost track of time absorbed in great conversation and then felt like we’d gotten “off track”.  This was a great reminder that conversation isn’t “off track” – it’s kind of the point!

If you’d like to read a little more about the set-up, you can find a summary of the event here written by our amazing hostess!  (Pictures include me taking a “screen shot” of the TV with my phone and all of us enjoying a yummy lunch on the screened-in porch!)

For another great little tidbit of the retreat messages, check out the video below: