Brook Wayne is an author and conference speaker. She is, with her husband, Israel, a co-founder of Family Renewal. Brook is a homeschooled graduate and homeschooling mother of eleven.
Brook is co-author of the book, Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry & Stressed Out Parenting. She has contributed chapters to the books, Raising Them Up – Parenting for Christians, and Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask.
At the age of 15, she began publishing a national magazine for young women entitled, Kindred Spirits, which she published until she married. Since that time she has written for numerous magazines and websites, including, Home School Digest, An Encouraging Word, iBelieve, Revive Our Hearts, and many others.
Many moms feel like they don’t have enough patience to home educate their children. What do you do when your worst fears are confirmed, and you realize you don’t have enough patience to continue homeschooling? Come learn about what patience is, what it isn’t, where it comes from, and how to grow and thrive in the pressure cooker of mothering.
What do you do if you feel you have bitten off more than you can chew in the homeschooling journey? What do you do with fears that you aren’t enough for your children? Come examine mindsets that hinder moms, and learn how faith, gratitude and servanthood can be fleshed out in daily life.
Giving our children a Biblical lens for the world around them isn’t just a high and lofty goal – it needs to be presented and taught in the most comprehensive way throughout each subject. This session also explores why character must come before academics, and outlines steps to help children tune in and listen.
Keeping up with the clutter, mess and chaos in the homeschooling years is a lot like running a three-ring circus! Given by a mother of 10, this session is for families of any size. Delve into ideas, routines and strategies to keep the stuff AND the people in some semblance of order. Also included are concepts for developing a happy homeschool day.
Choosing your family’s personal approach in homeschooling can make one’s head spin! This session weighs individual learning styles, curriculum choices, and your own teaching style and provides an introduction to various methods. Given by a homeschool graduate and homeschooling mother of ten (with students ranging from Preschool-12th grade).
Teaching several grade levels all together can seem daunting. However, what might at first appear to be overwhelming can be turned into a benefit in your homeschool. Let’s look together at planning ahead, group teaching, leading older children in sharing knowledge and ideas that bring the family together.
This session seeks to remind moms of the tremendous value they are to their families, society, and the church. The unending needs and busyness of modern life can threaten to steal the realization that our hands are holding, guiding and directing eternal souls. Come have your perspective sharpened on living out Biblical womanhood in the family in a winsome manner, as well as gain practical application.
Training a child is a lot easier sounding on paper than lived out in real life. Brook Wayne encourages moms with little ones in practical ways to; train children, inspire listening skills, initiate meaningful conversations, and gently guide a child’s heart when correction is needed. This session also explores the need for young moms to take time to nurture their own souls, as they seek to disciple and lead their children.
Managing sibling squabbles and rivalry can feel like a part-time job, and stressful at that. In the homeschool environment, where siblings are not just sharing dinner together, but most of their waking hours, the struggle can be long. All that time together can bring out the worst in these sibling interactions … or it can be a catalyst for healthy growing relationships. Come to this down to earth, solutions oriented session to explore options that will be right for your family.
Homeschooling homes are havens for teaching much more than just academia. Christian homes need to actively teach children for faith, integrity and faithfulness, sorely missing aspects in modern culture. Seeking to address the tension many families have in the day to day homeschooling, come find a new perspective to view academics as a facilitator, a supporting role to the greater mission of raising our children for Christ. Come explore why the home is truly the best place for children to flourish and for families to pass on the faith.