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.
One of the most distinguished psychologists in America, Dr. Epstein is also a strong advocate of homeschooling. Dr. Epstein received his Ph.D. at Harvard University and is the author of 14 books and nearly 200 articles. He is the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today magazine and the founder of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Epstein has conducted landmark research showing that teens are, in many respects, as competent or even more competent than adults across a wide range of abilities. His award-winning book, The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen, has been endorsed by Newt Gingrich, George Will, Curtis Sliwa, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Deepak Chopra, Buzz Aldrin, and other notables. An updated version of that book, entitled Teen 2.0: What Every Parent, Educator and Student Needs to Know About Ending Teen Turmoil, was released in the spring of 2010.
(10:15 PM EST):
Ending Teen Turmoil: Why the Child-Adult Continuum Is Important for Your Teen and Your Family
Dr. Robert Epstein’s research shows that many serious problems in American teens are due in large part to isolation from responsible adults. Public schools not only isolate teens from their families and the benefits of work, but they also trap teens with peers during most of their waking hours.
In this webinar, Dr. Epstein will discuss these issues, with special focus on the myth that schooling is important for "socialization."
"Peers are the last people on earth from whom teens should be learning," says Dr. Epstein. "Socialization needs to occur with people of all ages, and especially with responsible adults, and the kind of socialization that occurs in our schools, especially our middle and high schools, is often bizarre, driven mainly by the media and fashion industries."
Member Price: $5.95
Non-Member Price: $10.95