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Kathie Morrissey
Member since 05/2010
Kathie Morrissey and her husband Alan have been married for 31 years, and have 8 children. Kathie is a committed homeschooling mom of 24 years. She is the founder of the Courtship Connection/Character Corner, as well as a popular speaker at homeschool conventions & support groups, family seminars, and mother/daughter banquets. Her heart's desire is to help and encourage parents in raising Godly children with strong Christian character. Her six oldest have graduated from their homeschool, and she continues to teach the three youngest.

My Mission Statement

I love to encrouage parents about the importance of keeping God's priorities before them as they raise their children. My goal is to give practical ideas to help parents train their children in the area of character, purity, and courtship.

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Past Engagements/Seminars

"INCH" Lansing, MI - 5/2010

"Midwest Homeschool Convention" Cincinnati, OH - 4/2010

"CHEO" Columbus, OH - 6/2009

"GHEA" College Park, GA - 5/2009

"Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo" St. Louis, MO - 3/2009

"FWAHS" Ft. Wayne, IN - 5/2008

"APACHE" Peoria, IL - 4/2008

Presentations

Are You Frustrated and Stressed?

Are you a frustrated home schooling parent? Many homeschooling parents struggle with stress, anger, and discouragement. Kathie discusses several causes of frustration, and then tells how to deal with them. She also stresses the importance of having the "right spirit" in dealing with your children.

Are You Raising a Rebel?

Do you struggle with a child who is difficult or challenging? One that causes you exasperation and takes more time and energy than all your other children put together? How do you respond to the resentment and anger he stirs up in you? How do you respond to him? There IS hope and help!! Get answers to these questions that will encourage you and help you deal wisely and lovingly with that child.

Avoiding Burnout, Achieving Balance

As homeschooling parents struggle to get everything done that needs to be done, often they end up with "homeschool burnout". It doesn't take much to throw things out of balance, so we must be aware of some of the "enemies" that often throw things out of balance and lead to burnout. Kathie will address the issues of physical, emotional, and spiritual burnout, as well as the need for self-renewal.

Dating or Courtship: Choose God's Best

The dangers of dating will be discussed, and then the Biblical alternative of courtship will be explained. Find out what is meant by courtship, and how to implement it in your family. Don't wait till this is a problem with your young people. Decide now how to deal with boy/girl relationships!

Dealing With a Difficult Child

Do you struggle with a child who is difficult or challenging? One that causes you exasperation and takes more time and energy than all your other children put together? How do you respond to the resentment and anger he stirs up in you? How do you respond to him? There IS hope and help!! Get answers to these questions that will encourage you and help you deal wisely and lovingly with that child.

Discouraged or Encouraged?

Times of discouragement are bound to come to all homeschooling parents at some time in their journey. Kathie, homeschooling mom for 24 years, shares some simple suggestions for when you're facing discouragement, as well as some of the main reasons for discouragement. You will leave with some practical tips that will help you be encouraged to keep on.

FAITH: God's Formula for Homeschool Success

We all want our children to be successful in life, and God's Word gives us a clear plan for success. So rather than starting with the state's goals for our children, we should look at God's goals for them. The most important thing we can do our children is teach them GOD'S standards for success, and build their faith. Kathie will give you practical ideas on how to lead them on a journey of growth in faith, and make their spiritual development your most important priority. You will be motivated to focus on seeking to train not just the mind, but also the heart and soul.

Getting Back on Track: How Do I Get It All Done?

Have changes in your circumstances (such as sickness, a new baby, moving, etc.) caused you to get off track? Or are you just struggling to "get it all done" everyday, get your kids back in line, and your homeschooling rolling smoothly again? Where you do you start? How do you sort through the distractions, and get back to where you know you should be? Kathie will give helpful ideas and insights to encourage you as you strive to get back on track.

Keeping Your Kids Pure in Mind and Body

Raising children in our society today, and keeping them pure is a real challenge. When children are young, we need to begin to stress the importance of purity, and shape their values. Several practical ideas are given on helping to protect your children's minds, and encouraging their physical purity.

Managing Multi-Level Teaching

There are no easy answers to teaching a number of children of different ages, and there's no doubt that doing so is a real challenge that requires patience and creativity. Though it may feel it's pushing us to our limits, it provides opportunities for our kids to learn responsibility, independence, and self-control. Kathie Morrissey, mother of 8 children, will share practical tips and ideas to help make the job a little easier.

Sibling Squabbles in the Schoolroom

Sibling rivalry and squabbling is something we all deal with everyday. It can be very frustrating, as well as discouraging! It's important that we teach our children how to respond to conflict God's way. Don't let the arguing and strife disrupt your home. Find out what some of the most common causes are, and learn about some practical solutions to the problem.

Training Character Into Your Children

Character is the most important fruit that parents can nurture in their children, and is the foundation for academic learning. Discover how character is learned, and how to establish a plan for teaching it to your children. Kathie, mother of 8 children, will give several creative ways you can encourage your children to develop in this important area! After hearing this, you will be motivated, and full of ideas to use with your own children.