HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Chris Klicka, Esq., HSLDA Senior Counsel
The late HSLDA Senior Counsel Christopher J. Klicka faced many challenges in his life, including a 15-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Through his work at HSLDA he intervened on behalf of thousands of homeschool families across the country who were threatened by prosecutors, social workers, and truant officers. He represented many homeschooling families in court and testified before numerous state legislatures and Congress. A popular national speaker, he authored several books including Home Schooling: The Right Choice, The Heart of Home Schooling, Home School Heroes, and his last book published posthumously, Power Perfected in Weakness. Chris and his wife, Tracy, educated their seven children at home in Virginia.
“Thank you. Chris Klicka is always an encouragement.” — Brenda, FL
(3:30 PM EST):
10 Reasons You May Want to Stop Homeschooling--But Shouldn’t!
After counseling thousands of homeschool families for the past 23 years, Chris Klicka, homeschool father of 7 children, gives down-to-earth encouragement to stay the course. He provides solutions to common problems like: 1) Your children want to play sports, 2) Your children are teenagers, 3) You are burned out, 4) You can’t financially afford it, 5) You can’t teach trigonometry, 6) Your children are not disciplined, 7) You can receive free education through the public schools, 8) A parent has health problems, 9) Your child has special needs, and 10) Your husband is not very supportive. After Chris addresses these issues, you will walk away from this session renewed and refreshed.