Sparking Curiosity and Delight (English and Spanish Available)

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When children show strong abilities in one academic area or another, the adults in their lives often encourage them to pursue hobbies and careers that play off those strengths. That may certainly be an advantage, but sometimes the strategy can leave children feeling incomplete. In this session, we explored a path that supports academic growth while sparking curiosity in childhood. Learn how to come alongside your kids as they dive deeply into the passions and interests that make them come alive! This webinar also had a live Spanish interpretation during the event.

About Amber O’Neal Johnston
Amber O’Neal Johnston journeyed from a cookie-cutter approach to education that left her children feeling unacknowledged and invisible to discovering the magic of using her “special sauce” to create a culturally rich and creative home learning environment. Along with advice and inspiration, this veteran homeschooling mom of four offers encouragement and a path forward for parents and children of all backgrounds who are craving a lifegiving home.

Powerpoint in English

Facilitator’s Guide


Cuando los niños muestran fuertes habilidades en un área académica u otra, los adultos en sus vidas a menudo los animan a seguir un hobby y/o carreras que aprovechen esas fortalezas. Eso ciertamente puede ser una ventaja, pero a veces la estrategia puede hacer que los niños se sientan incompletos. En esta sesión, exploramos un camino que apoya el crecimiento académico mientras despierta la curiosidad en la niñez. Aprenda a acompañar a sus hijos mientras se sumergen profundamente en las pasiones e intereses que les dan vida.

Acerca de Amber O’Neal Johnston
Amber O’Neal Johnston tomó el acercamiento de cortar y hacer galletas en la educación de sus hijos. Esto hizo que sus hijos se sintieran no reconocidos e invisibles al descubrir la magia de usar su “salsa especial” para crear un entorno de aprendizaje en el hogar culturalmente rico y creativo. Junto con consejos e inspiración, esta veterana madre de cuatro hijos que educa en el hogar ofrece aliento y un camino a seguir para los padres y los niños de todos los antecedentes que anhelan un hogar que les dé vida.

Presentación en español


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