Florida Parental Educators Association (FPEA) Homeschool Convention.

  • Florida Parental Educators Association (FPEA) Homeschool Convention.

    Posted by GregT on May 29, 2024 at 11:29 am EDT

    Some of our lovely team were at this year’s annual Florida Parental Educators Association (FPEA) Homeschool Convention in Florida to deliver a panel discussion, presented by Kristina Morros, CRNA and FLCCC Senior Fellows, Dr. Kat Lindley and Dr. Kristina Carman! Were you there?

    Jennifer Waite replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • vegandan

    May 29, 2024 at 2:39 pm EDT

    Was there a recording? What was the subject matter?

    • Karen_flccc

      May 29, 2024 at 7:12 pm EDT

      Checked with the team — there isn’t a recording that we know of.

  • Karen_flccc

    May 29, 2024 at 7:25 pm EDT

    Love homeschool conferences — I have many fond memories of those!

    I homeschooled my daughter all the way through, she’s 22 now and a computer science major in college. It was a great experience — and made it very clear that the amount of
    time that kids spend in school everyday is ridiculous. And the focus on early
    reading/writing comes at the expense of so many other
    experiences/knowledge. Big believer in reading aloud and audio books when they are young that are well above their reading level but at comprehension level. Makes a
    huge difference in vocabularly, sentence structure, ability to listen
    and summarize, etc….

    Math — if I had to do it over again I wouldn’t do any formal math till about 12. Until then I would just do lots of board games with dice and other counting, cooking and baking. Waste of time to spend all that time drilling and pushing — at around 12 they can master any of the basics they didn’t get with the games and cooking in a tiny fraction of the time. BTW — mine struggled through those younger years but once she was a little older it took off. I can see we spent a lot of time needlessly trying to get her to master things before her brain was ready. She was probably 13 before she mastered her multiplication tables — but math has ended up being one of her favorite and strongest subjects in college. She does expert level KenKen and Sudoku in the evening to ‘relax’. Never would have believed it when she was grade school age.

    My advice — spend your time when they are young on playing, science, history, story telling and lots of reading aloud.

  • Jennifer Waite

    May 30, 2024 at 7:54 am EDT

    I was so excited to see FLCCC this past weekend! Thank you so much for taking the time to come out to the FPEA conference and teach us navigating the world of healthcare for our children and keeping our family healthy! I’ve got notes to research DPC this week. Thank you again!!

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