Durenda has had the privilege of encouraging moms on several occasions:
Here are some of Durenda’s workshops along with descriptions:
*Why you don’t need to know everything in order to give your kids a great education
Have you ever wondered how in the world you can cover everything in order to give your kids a great education? What if you aren’t particularly good at math or writing? Guess what? It doesn’t really matter. All you need are some basic tools in your homeschooling tool box and you’ll be on your way!
*How Family Life Preps Our Kids for Real Life OR Why School Should Revolve Around Family, not Family Around School
There are many reasons homeschooling is a great way to educate our kids. Our main goal in raising our kids is to prepare them for real life and there’s no better setting for that than family life! Learn the ways that family connections and home life benefit our kids far more than a classroom setting and how you can maximize those advantages!
*Homeschooling Through a Crisis
There’s not a homeschooling family out there who won’t face some sort of crisis during their home educating years. It can be tempting to believe that those experiences are a detriment to our “school” days when, in fact, they can be the most fruitful times for our families in the big scheme of things. Whether your crisis is a move, job change, death, or illness, God has a good plan for your family. Help gain eyes to see the blessings God has for you while homeschooling through a crisis.
*Unhurried Homeschooling: Why We Need to Slow Down
In world that is moving at warp speed it’s easy to forget that kids are still kids. Their needs haven’t changed: they need time to explore and experiment with the real world around them, to absorb life through all their senses, to process their thoughts at their own pace. All of these are crucial in laying a firm foundation for higher learning, but this TAKES TIME. Learn why this is so important and how to protect and defend your kids’ childhood.
*Why it’s Important to Be Mom FIRST (Teacher Second)
As homeschooling moms, it’s easy to let the pressure and expectations of education drive us. We become so concerned about educating our kids that we forget to be the one that nurtures and loves them. Come and be reminded why mothering is so important and how to keep “education” in it’s rightful place in your home.
*The Two Most Important Components in Raising Life Long Learners
We’ve all heard how important it is to raise life long learners. But what does that look like? How do we encourage our kids to love learning while still doing what we feel like needs to be done?
*Learning to Trust Your Instincts as a Homeschooling Parent
We are bombarded with Pinterest, FaceBook and Instagram ideas on how to educate, raise, discipline, feed, and clothe our kids. But how will we really KNOW what’s best for our kids? How can we have peace about what we are doing at home? Find out some very do able ways to gain wisdom so that you can fulfill the purposes that GOD has for your family.
*Nurturing Sibling Relationships
As homeschooling parents we have a unique opportunity to nurture sibling relationships among our children just by nature of the fact that our kids typically spend so much time together. Find out why it’s so important to nurture sibling relationships as well as practical ways to do that!
“Our homeschool support group was truly blessed to have Durenda and Darryl share with us about learning to trust God’s leading as parents. Their practical words of wisdom encouraged all of us to experience God’s freedom as we follow Him in our parenting and homeschooling rather than comparing ourselves to everyone else. As parents of a large family they had lots of great stories to tell, too! They both have servants’ hearts and graciously answered many questions after their talk. We definitely recommend them as speakers!” -Marilyn W for REACH East
If you are interested in having Durenda speak at an event or want more information, please fill out the Contact Form and she will get back to you very soon!