Conference Speakers

Dr. Kathy Koch

Celebrate Kids


Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”) is the Founder of Celebrate Kids. She has spoken to thousands of parents, teachers, and children in over 25 countries. Kirk Cameron chose her as an expert in two recent documentaries and she is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk shows and podcasts. She is the author of seven books published by Moody. Dr. Kathy earned a PhD in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She has loved Jesus for years, and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.

Speaker Sessions

Raise Resilient Kids Who Embrace Life With Confidence

(Family Discipleship)

Learning about resiliency’s many benefits will inspire you to let your children struggle some so they can learn from the experiences. You’ll discover how to support and instruct them without over-protecting them or rescuing them. Learn how to walk that fine line, the best ways to help children handle their disappointments when things don’t go their way, and how to encourage them when they want to give up. Dr. Kathy’s practical techniques work!

Children Can Thrive: Problem Solve so Their Needs Are Met

(Homeschool How-To’s)

Discover the roots of learning, motivation, relationship, and behavior issues so you can efficiently meet children’s needs with solutions that work. Discover why kids are struggling so you can make changes that can more likely result in permanent improvements. Would you be surprised to know that every problem can be assigned to one or more of just five core needs? It’s true! Come and be refreshed with this practical problem-solving approach.

Focus Children's Thinking to Increase Learning and Decrease Frustration

(Homeschool How-To’s)

When children don’t focus or don’t know what to focus on they become frustrated and less motivated and so do you. Learn how to focus their thinking so they know what to think about, what to think with, and why. The practical and realistic planning model will increase learning and decrease everybody’s frustration. Ideas are relevant for all ages and content areas.

8 Great Smarts: Help Children Believe They're Smart

(Homeschool How-To’s)

All children need to know they’re smart. The right question is, “How am I smart?” not “Am I smart?” Knowing their smart strengths empowers children to have hope and believe in their future. When all 8 smarts are awakened and strengthened, children will know they can learn and will successfully study when something isn’t easy. When parents teach to all 8 and use them for review, motivation and learning improve.

Conversations About "Tough Stuff"

(Family Discipleship)

Children’s thoughts and feelings are always important. In times of confusion and crisis, they matter even more. Learn how to make it more likely that children will come to you with their questions, confusions, doubts, and fears about God, themselves, and the culture. Learn how to help them be honest so you can carefully answer their questions. Dr. Kathy’s practical, relevant, and fun ideas will help you ask questions well and answer theirs so they’ll keep talking to you.

Biblical Worldview

Questions to Ask to Help Children Launch Well

(Biblical Worldview)

Questions that may have worked for you like, “What do you want to do for a living?” and “What college do you want to attend?” don’t work well today. Find out why, what to ask instead, and what to do with children’s answers. The questions also work to help young children engage in their education.

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