Our very special Christopherus conference, Parenting in Dark Times: Finding the Strength and Courage to Face the Chaos, will be taking place. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish me to send you the details.
The conference will take place the weekend of 10 December at the Threefold Community in Spring Valley NY.
Here is what I say from the opening of the conference information:
I am excited to announce a very special Christopherus conference! In these difficult times, it is important to look beyond the lies and distortions surrounding us and find time for mutual support and sharing. Having a curriculum, having a plan for homeschooling, is one thing: but if life’s challenges become overwhelming, then no curriculum, no plan alone, can see one through. Finding the strength and courage to face what life brings is the only insurance. The goal of this conference is to help each of you discover and nurture your strength and your courage.
I have been giving conferences for almost 20 years---but none like this one. ...the sessions will not be on, for instance, how to work with math with your fourth grader. The theme of the conference is expressed in its title and, as one might therefore expect, the sessions are mainly focused on you, parent and educator, and how you can find that strength and courage to not only survive these dark days but to flourish. And as you discover ways to be at peace with the chaos, you will be able to help your family and, critically, your children, to flourish.
It is vital that each of you attending feels comfortable with the perspective I will be speaking from during this conference. This is not about agreeing with everything I say—but it is about being ok with what I wish to share. While pretty much anyone who honors Spirit can work with Christopherus, this conference takes things rather further. Understanding and recognizing evil, for instance, is not a topic that usually features in Christopherus conferences! Please be sure to listen to my various recordings on our locals group and to read back issues of our newsletter to be sure you will resonate with the content of this conference. This conference will not be everyone’s cup of tea!
Resilience, resourcefulness, non attachment….and a reliable source of water….!
This is the 6th and last recording in the series, Parenting in Dark Times. A lot of people have gotten in touch saying they would like to share these talks with others—remember, anyone can join locals for free and listen and read. And although this is meant to be a group specifically for those homeschoolers using Christopherus, I see no problem with anyone at all listening and reading. But those who make a small monthly donation and become supporters (and can therefore post comments and start threads) really ought to only be Christopherus folks.
This is the 5th in the series of talks, Parenting in Dark Times. As always, feedback and comments not just welcome—-but positively encouraged! It is so helpful for fellow homeschoolers to hear/read the experience of others.
If anyone wants to listen to this and start a conversation, let's do it!!🙂
OK....this is the third time I have written a greeting to our newest members and supporters---I keep pinning it to the top and it lingers for a few days and then disappears despite the fact that the pinning I chose was/is permanent!! Grrrrr....
So--hello new folks. I encourage those of you who are supporters to introduce yourselves and say hello! (and hello to new members who are not supporters---you are able to read but not post. Just want you to all know your presence is valued too!)
If you are looking for the various recordings I have made, you could scroll through all the posts in the newsfeed…or, more efficiently, you could go to ‘content’—-see the left hand navigation bar.
Do know that locals is very much a work in progress---even in the past couple of months it has gotten a little less glitchy and has improved---but it has a long way to go. Please be patient--and don't feel dumb or weird if you get lost or can't find where things are--it is not a completely ...
The Christopherus conference taking place in Spring Valley NY the weekend of 10 December is going ahead---it is a very small and intimate group which is fine....this also means that there continue to be places open if any of you suddenly find that you can in fact attend! Just get in touch email@example.com
Hello everyone! I hope you're all finding the time to enjoy the season despite all the unpleasant events happening. I have so much to catch up on, in particular the videos. I have a question for Donna or anyone who might know how to answer it. What age is developmentally appropriate for a child to take formal music lessons that include reading music? My gut is tellling me seven years and older. My husband expressed interest in starting our daughter when she turns three, after speaking with a chamber music teacher who told him to start her at three with a violin so she could develop an ear for music, but I feel three is too young for formal lessons. I'd like to give him an explanation that will satisfy him, as he thinks it's different from school.
Welcome to the new Christopherus locals group ! This is an experiment which I hope goes well--looking forward to chat and conversation, support and sharing. This place is for all of you to share as Christopherus homeschoolers and to also work with me. Videos and perhaps live chat to follow once I get the hang of this!
Click on this text anywhere and that will open a comment box so you can introduce yourself!