Empowering Homeschool Conversations
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Empowering Homeschool Conversations

Peggy Ployhar

Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, your authority in navigating the world of homeschooling diverse learners. 

Featuring Peggy Ployhar from SPED Homeschool, Annie Yorty from AnnieYorty.com, Leilani Melendez from Living with Eve, Stephanie Buckwalter from ELARP Learning, and Dawn Jackson from Dawn Jackson Educational Consulting & Tutoring.

With over 75 years of combined homeschooling expertise, experiences, and perspectives, this group is eager to share their wealth of wisdom to empower your homeschooling journey.

So, grab your favorite mug, settle in and get ready for insightful discussions, valuable insights, and practical tips as these experts and their guests dive into the hottest topics in homeschooling. Whether you're a seasoned homeschooler, just considering this path, or anywhere in between you don't want to miss a minute of these enlightening conversations that will empower your child to thrive in their homeschool environment.

Join us to give your homeschool the power boost it needs to successfully educate the unique learners in your home.

Have a homeschooling question for our panel? Or want to view our upcoming broadcast schedule? Go to this page, scroll down to the show images and click on the upcoming episode you’d like to submit a question for: https://empoweredhomeschool.com/empowering-homeschool-conversations-schedule 

Links to Us:

https://spedhomeschool.com/

https://annieyorty.com/

https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve

https://elarplearning.com/

https://solimaracademy.com/

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Secure Connections: Unraveling Parenting with Attachment Theory Insights
June 11, 2024 - 60 min
This episode of Empowering Homeschool Conversations explores how attachment theory can transform parenting strategies, especially for children with poor self-image or trauma backgrounds. Watch today to discover how understanding attachment styles can empower your homeschooling journey and practical ways to build attachments and connections with your children as you interact with them every day! 🎙️🏡 Dr. Bill Senyard’s life has taken him from being an engineer, strategic management consultant, co-owner of an Inc. 500 high-tech company, to church ministry where he served multiple congregations as a Lead Pastor over 30 years. He is a popular conference and convention speaker in the US and abroad. He has written a number of books and workbooks on a wide range of important topics including, how frustrated parents of teens can be “more” good enough parents, how Christians can effectively and Biblically forgive others, and most importantly, God’s love for the unlovable. He produced a number of popular video series on Right Now Media and LifestreamTV networks. His weekly podcast, Gospel Rant, has over 800 downloads/month. His two online programs (Forgiving Path and Good Enough Parent) have had over 1500 participants. He is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Price of Business and serves as the president of Gospel App Ministries and lives with his wife Eunice in the Denver region. Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Dr. Senyard and his resources, use these links: https://gospel-app.com/ https://www.gospelrant.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@drbillsenyard https://www.instagram.com/gospelapp/ https://gospel-app.com/paths/good-enough-parent/ To find his new book on Amazon, use this link: https://www.amazon.com/Tale-Unlikely-Prince-Bill-Senyard/dp/B0CZQ8DY1C/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ To learn about the other Empowering Homeschool Conversations Co-Hosts and their resources, visit: https://annieyorty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve https://elarplearning.com/ https://solimaracademy.com/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Unlocking the Power of Reading: Overcoming Dyslexia with Breakthrough Insights
June 4, 2024 - 63 min
Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, where we dive deep into topics that matter most to homeschooling families of diverse learners. In today's episode, we have a special guest, a true beacon of knowledge in the realm of dyslexia: Dr. Tim Conway. Get ready to unlock the power of reading as we explore groundbreaking insights on overcoming dyslexia. From unraveling the mysteries of this learning difference to discovering revolutionary strategies, this conversation promises to be a game-changer for your homeschool. Get ready to embark on a journey of empowerment and enlightenment! Dr. Tim Conway, Ph.D., is a world-renowned brain scientist with over three decades of experience in clinical research on dyslexia, developmental disorders, aphasia, and alexia. He is committed to developing innovative and evidence-based therapies to intervene or remediate reading and spelling difficulties associated with these conditions. Dr. Conway's passion for his work stems from his personal experiences growing up in a family where dyslexia was prevalent. Dr. Conway earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from the University of Florida. His personal experiences and relentless research, combined with his role as a clinical research scientist-practitioner, would earn him the credentials and reputation as a sought-after expert, scholar and advocate in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, which includes dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and a myriad of other learning disorders. He is committed to using his research and development of effective evidence-based programs to bring down high illiteracy rates in communities worldwide, making intervention services accessible to anyone who needs them. Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Dr. Conway and his resources, use these links: YouTube videos: The Morris Center Clinics https://www.youtube.com/@TheMorrisCenterClinics-mv4rz NOW Programs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sIvFHZvyuQ TED Talk https://youtu.be/M4LtozMLMNc?feature=shared Websites: The Morris Center https://themorriscenter.com/ The NOW Program https://www.nowprograms.com/ Dr. Conways research: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=K_5nHpcAAAAJ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ To learn about the other Empowering Homeschool Conversations Co-Hosts and their resources, visit: https://annieyorty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve https://elarplearning.com/ https://solimaracademy.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Financial Strategies for Families with Disabled Children
May 31, 2024 - 63 min
Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, where we delve into the heart of crucial topics affecting homeschooling families. In today's insightful episode, we're honored to host James Lange, a distinguished CPA/Attorney and passionate advocate for families with disabled children. Join us as we unravel the complexities of financial strategies tailored specifically for these families. With James's unique perspective as both a professional advisor and a dedicated special needs parent, get ready for a conversation that promises invaluable insights and empowering guidance. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was James Lange, CPA/Attorney and special needs parent. James Lange is the President of two interrelated companies that provide financial services to IRA and retirement plan owners: 1) Tax planning and preparation CPA firm 2) Registered investment advisory firm that provides cutting-edge Roth IRA conversion strategies and money management James Lange one of the few CPAs who is also an Attorney, Financial Advisor, and a 3-time best-selling author. He provides advice on the topics of retirement, estate planning, and Roth IRAs has been featured on CNN, CBS, MSNBC and in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Planning Magazine, Kiplinger's, and hundreds of other sources. Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with James and his resources, use this link: Get your free digital book and to learn more about the 3-day virtual summit, Financial and Life Planning Summit…for Parents of a Child with a Disability from June 18 to June 20. Go to https://DisabledChildPlanning.com/Podcast To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ To learn about the other Empowering Homeschool Conversations Co-Hosts and their resources, visit: https://annieyorty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve https://elarplearning.com/ https://solimaracademy.com/  Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Finding Balance: Emotional Wellness Strategies for Special Needs Homeschooling Moms
May 28, 2024 - 65 min
In this enriching episode of Empowering Homeschool Conversations, all five of our dedicated hosts, experienced special education homeschooling moms, come together for an insightful and heartfelt discussion on a crucial topic: Finding Balance: Emotional Wellness Strategies for Special Needs Homeschooling Moms.From the unique challenges of homeschooling children with special needs to the emotional toll it can take, our hosts dive deep into the realities faced by many mothers in this journey. This episode is packed with practical advice, personal anecdotes, and spiritual insights aimed at fostering emotional well-being.Join us as we share stories of triumph, offer empathetic advice, and provide a comforting reminder that you are not alone on this journey. Our conversation is designed to empower and uplift, helping you find the balance and emotional wellness you need to thrive as a special needs homeschooling mom.Tune in and be part of a supportive community that understands your challenges and celebrates your victories. Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ To learn about the other Empowering Homeschool Conversations Co-Hosts and their resources, visit: https://annieyorty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve https://elarplearning.com/ https://solimaracademy.com/ Resource mentioned by Annie Yorty in this conversation: https://www.crosswalk.com/family/marriage/creative-ideas-for-dates-at-home.htmlJoin our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
A Parent's Guide to Equipping Homeschool Students with Essential Technical Skills
May 21, 2024 - 64 min
Are you a parent navigating the world of homeschooling, wondering how to equip your students with essential technical skills for their future? Join us as we unravel 'A Parent's Guide to Equipping Homeschool Students with Essential Technical Skills'. 💻 From coding to digital literacy, our expert guests share invaluable insights and practical tips to help you foster a tech-savvy generation. Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion! Hit play now and empower your homeschooling journey! Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Stephen Souders. Stephen is co-creator and co-owner of MYTEK LAB, a Technology education company. Stephen has worked in the field of information technology since he was 15 years old when he began his career by working for an ISP while still in high school. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Gulf Coast University and a master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Kennesaw State University. Over the years, Stephen has worked specifically in the web development field, managed an Information Technology department, and taught classes at Georgia Highlands College for over 6 years. Stephen and his wife Jacky opened MYTEK LAB in 2015. Together, Stephen and Jacky not only run and manage MYTEK LAB, they also homeschool both of their teenage daughters from their home state of Florida. Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Stephen and his resources, use this link: https://www.myteklab.com/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ To learn about the other Empowering Homeschool Conversations Co-Hosts and their resources, visit: https://annieyorty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve https://elarplearning.com/ https://solimaracademy.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Unleashing Your Student's Learning Potential: The Ultimate Approach
May 14, 2024 - 58 min
Unlock your child's boundless potential! In this episode of Empowering Homeschool Conversations, we delve into the transformative power of the Connect Method Parenting techniques. Join us as we explore how to ignite your student's learning journey, fostering deep connections and unleashing their full academic and personal growth. Discover the ultimate approach to nurturing your child's education and empowering them to thrive! Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Andee Martineau, a parenting coach and mom of six who specializes in helping parents all over the world raise their kids without yelling, ultimatums or bribes using her Connect Method Parenting techniques. Andee shared with us about "Unleashing Your Student's Learning Potential: The Ultimate Approach" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Andee and her resources, use this link: https://connectmethodparenting.com/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Timebox Homeschool Days
May 10, 2024 - 55 min
Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, where we dive into the dynamic world of homeschooling with a twist! In today's episode, we unravel the secrets of time boxing and its transformative power in catering to your child's unique energy rhythms. As every homeschooling parent knows, navigating the ebb and flow of a child's attention can feel like traversing uncharted waters. But fear not! Join us as we uncover how to harness the power of time boxing to not only sail smoothly through your homeschooling journey but also to unlock your child's fullest potential in alignment with their natural energy patterns. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Rachel Chioreanu, retired homeschool mom, classroom teacher and a licensed school counselor. Rachel shared with us about "How to Timebox Homeschool Days Based on Student Energy Rhythms" To connect with Rachel and her resources, use these links: Book: https://www.amazon.com/-/he/Rachel-Chioreanu-ebook/dp/B0C736WX57. Website https://www.homeschoolmovement.com/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Unlocking Success: Maximizing Homeschool Conferences for Every Learner
May 7, 2024 - 71 min
In this episode of the Empowering Homeschool Conversations, join our five co-hosts as they delve into the essential strategies for unlocking success at homeschool conferences, tailored specifically for parents of struggling learners. Drawing from their collective experiences and insider insights, they share invaluable tips, practical advice, and empowering anecdotes to help you make the most out of your conference experience and support your child's unique educational journey. Whether you're a seasoned attendee or a first-time visitor, this episode equips you with the tools and confidence to navigate homeschool conferences with purpose and passion. Featuring Peggy Ployhar from SPED Homeschool, Annie Yorty from AnnieYorty.com, Leilani Melendez from Living with Eve, Stephanie Buckwalter from ELARP Learning, and Dawn Jackson from Dawn Jackson Educational Consulting & Tutoring. With over 75 years of combined homeschooling expertise, experiences, and perspectives, this group is eager to share their wealth of wisdom to empower your homeschooling journey. So, grab your favorite mug, settle in and get ready for insightful discussions, valuable insights, and practical tips as these experts and their guests dive into the hottest topics in homeschooling. Whether you're a seasoned homeschooler, just considering this path, or anywhere in between you don't want to miss a minute of these enlightening conversations that will empower your child to thrive in their homeschool environment. Join us to give your homeschool the power boost it needs to successfully educate the unique learners in your home. Have a homeschooling question for our panel? Or want to view our upcoming broadcast schedule? Go to this page, scroll down to the show images and click on the upcoming episode you’d like to submit a question for: https://empoweredhomeschool.com/empowering-homeschool-conversations-schedule Homeschool Conferences referenced in this show: Homeschooling Special Needs Expo in Shelby, NC, June https://iaj-ministries.ticketleap.com/t/SPEDHOMESCHOOL/ HEAV Conference in Richmond, Virginia, June 6, 7 & 8th https://heav.org/convention/ Homeschool Iowa Conference West Des Moines, Iowa, June 14 & 15th https://homeschooliowa.regfox.com/2024-conference Links to Us: https://spedhomeschool.com/ https://annieyorty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve https://elarplearning.com/ https://solimaracademy.com/  Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Strategies for Conquering Homeschooling Challenges: Tips for Success
April 30, 2024 - 64 min
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of homeschooling a child with unique learning challenges? If so, you're not alone. In today's fast-paced world, navigating the complexities of educating your children at home can be daunting, let alone homeschooling a child with diverse learning needs. But fear not! Join us for an exclusive interview with a seasoned expert who will unveil invaluable strategies for conquering homeschooling challenges and ensuring success for both you and your child. Get ready to transform your homeschooling journey from daunting to delightful! Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Dr. Douglas J. Pietersma, researcher in the field of home education, a home-educating father, and a curriculum writer of home education foreign language courses. Douglas shared with us about "Strategies for Conquering Homeschooling Challenges: Tips for Success" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Dr. Douglas J. Pietersma's resources, use these links: Overcoming obstacles (more general to home education rather than specific to special needs homeschooling):https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/homeschooling-motivations-obstacles-how-overcome-them-douglas/ Special Needs Homeschooling – Parents are the perfect teachers: https://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/2022x1/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1746661&app=false#articleId1746661 Special Needs Homeschooling – Home education can be the perfect way (not one perfect way for all, but each family finding their own perfect way): https://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/library/page/2024x1/100/    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Homeschool Fails Redeemed by God's Grace
April 23, 2024 - 63 min
Ever felt like you're failing at homeschooling? You're not alone! Join us for a heart-to-heart on 'Empowering Homeschool Conversations' as we delve into the raw, real, and often messy journey of homeschooling. In this episode, we'll explore 'Homeschool Fails Redeemed by God's Grace'. Our special guests share their personal stories of setbacks, struggles, and moments when they felt like throwing in the towel. But stay tuned, because through the trials and tribulations, they discovered the transformative power of God's grace. Get ready to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped as we navigate the highs and lows of homeschooling together. Tune in now and let's embrace the grace that turns our failures into beautiful redemption stories! Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, your authority in navigating the world of homeschooling diverse learners.  Featuring Peggy Ployhar from SPED Homeschool,  https://spedhomeschool.com/ Annie Yorty from AnnieYorty.com, https://annieyorty.com/ Leilani Melendez from Living with Eve,  https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve Stephanie Buckwalter from ELARP Learning, and  https://elarplearning.com/ Dawn Jackson from Dawn Jackson Educational Consulting & Tutoring.  https://solimaracademy.com/ With over 75 years of combined homeschooling expertise, experiences, and perspectives, this group is eager to share their wealth of wisdom to empower your homeschooling journey. So, grab your favorite mug, settle in and get ready for insightful discussions, valuable insights, and practical tips as these experts and their guests dive into the hottest topics in homeschooling. Whether you're a seasoned homeschooler, just considering this path, or anywhere in between you don't want to miss a minute of these enlightening conversations that will empower your child to thrive in their homeschool environment. Join us to give your homeschool the power boost it needs to successfully educate the unique learners in your home. Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a physicist turned home educator who left a lucrative career in the medical device industry to teach the struggling learners in her own home.

Peggy founded SPED Homeschool in 2017 after working in the special education homeschooling industry for over a decade and now she and her team empower families across the globe to homeschool students with diverse learning needs.

She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader. Peggy is also a professional aerial silks performer and instructor. In her free time, Peggy enjoys vegan/gluten-free cooking, paddle boarding, hiking and reading. She and her husband Doug live in League City, TX, and after 19 years of homeschooling have now graduated all three of their children from their home school.

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