April 11, 2018
Your information source for EXPO 2018
September 6-9, 2018
2018 CHN Family Expo
Great Wolf Lodge
12681 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
California Homeschool Network
A home education conference for the whole family!
2018 EXPO KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Roya Dedeaux, LMFT
Roya Dedeaux is a grown unschooler who lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and assorted chickens and dogs.
Roya has a M.S. in Counseling and a B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a private practice in Los Alamitos, and long-distance counseling for homeschoolers. Her therapy website is www.royadedeaux.com. She is also a professor in the Recreation and Leisure Department at California State University, Long Beach, and loves getting to teach classes about play and leisure! She believes strongly in the importance and power of play for all ages, and has spent the majority of her personal and professional life inspiring others to become more playful.
Roya specializes in using art in her therapy practice, and has spent most of her life crocheting, knitting, making journals, collaging, and following other artistic pursuits. She has a monthly yarn subscription business (www.yarnofthemonth.com), sells earrings online (royaboya.etsy.com), is a regular columnist in The Homeschooler magazine (http://www.hsc.org/magazine.html), and is the author of “Protect Their Passions” a workbook with practical exercises to help work parents through emotional and logistical barriers to connecting more with their children.
Keynote Session – Protect their Passion – Saturday, September 8
Protect Their Passion – part one
Play is necessary for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical well-being. However many adults assimilated messages during their own childhoods that remain unresolved, messages from their parents or teachers that play is frivolous, unworthy, or unimportant. PART ONE of this two-part talk will focus on the benefits of play for children and adults and begin to delve into how you can increase your family’s well-being through valuing play in all of its forms. (It’s ok if you can’t come to part two, come anyway).
Protect Their Passion – part two
PART TWO of this two part talk will continue to discuss the importance of play, and go further in exploring your own barriers to connecting with your children’s interests. We will dive into fears and emotional roadblocks, as well as creative solutions to logistical problems that get in between you and your children connecting over their interests. We will do “hands on” exercises that help you apply this exploration to your actual life and kids! (It’s ok if you miss part one, come anyway).
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