Dr. Kathy Koch | Ep. 070
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About this Episode
Join Dr. Kathy Koch and Zan as they discuss why character training is so important in the lives of our children. As Dr. Kathy says, “Character matters, and it determines destiny.” At the basis of character training is the commitment to know our children, to study them–and understand what their strengths and weaknesses are, what makes them feel alive and what discourages them. Kids have to feel known. They have to feel visible and acknowledged in our space for who they are. It’s so significant. This is the bedrock of excellent parenting–and excellent parenting leads to excellent homeschooling. You’re sure to be encouraged by this uplifting conversation!
Meet My Guest
Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “Cook”), is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in thirty countries through
keynote messages, seminars, chapels, banquet talks, and other events. She has authored seven books, including Parent Differently, Screens and Teens, 8 Great Smarts, Start with the Heart, Five to Thrive, and Resilient Kids. Dr. Kathy earned a PhD in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. In addition to teaching and coaching, she served as a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She has loved Jesus for years, and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.
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At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
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