In Conquering Homework we focus on what our kids need the very most to be successful at home and school:
Connection Empowers Action
Are you ready to chart a different course with your child this year? Then we invite you to join us in Conquering Homework in Middle School. We want you to be a part of this new community of parents, and if you are willing to contribute ideas on how we can make this THE best place to help parents help their kids get their homework done with less stress and more success, we are willing to extend that very favorable “founding member” price we talked about.
Enjoy the ride of parenting!
Parenting is one of the most important, challenging, and enduring commitments we make as human beings.
Along the way we can experience incredible moments of joy, wonder, and delight, right alongside painful, distressing, and upsetting ones, all mixed in together.
No one should have to go it alone in their parenting.
All of us do better when we have a safe, warm community cheering us on and supporting us through our trials and triumphs. Our goal is to make Conquering Homework the very best place for parents seeking to do their very best
We want our kids to enjoy more success at home and school, now and in the future. In Conquering Homework, you will find the support and expertise you need to help you along the way.
What's Included in Your Conquering Homework Membership?
What You Will Receive
- As a new member, you will have our full attention for the first 6 weeks in a Weekly Live Video Teaching Call with Q&A just for new members. You will learn powerful, effective strategies to start the change process in your family in the 5 key areas kids need as a foundation for success. Tuesdays at 11 AM MTN (1PM EST / 10AM PST)
- After you complete the introductory trainings, you will join the rest of the members in a Weekly Live Video Teaching Call with Q&A on Wednesdays at 11 AM MTN (1 PM EST / 10 AM PST)
- All teaching calls are one hour. We know you are busy so we stay on point and you will leave with the inspiration and knowledge you need to make a difference in your family right away.
- Each call ends with a live Q&A and we will stay on the calls beyond the hour as needed to answer additional questions.
- Video Replay of every call
- Transcript for those who prefer to learn by reading
- Audio file so you can listen as you drive the carpool or run errands
- Submit questions for Q&A whether you can be on the live call or not
- You are a big part of helping us create this membership, so we are looking to you and your feedback for what is helping you make the most progress. You are a big part of how this will evolve.
About the presenters:
Together Cal and Anne bring you a powerful combination of strengths. You will laugh and cry and shout for joy and everything in-between as they lead you to better understand and use your own strengths so you can help your child find and use theirs.
Cal draws on a lifetime of overcoming the challenges of Tourette syndrome as well as OCD and ADHD. In spite of being told he really wasn’t college material, he somehow managed to not only graduate but to go on to complete a Masters degree in Public Health as well as a PhD. His stories are based on his personal wisdom, his experience as a beloved professor for over 30 years, and his long career in Public Health motivating people to change their lives for the better.
Anne taught first and second grade and then was fortunate to stay home and raise her kids. After the kids were grown, she went back to school and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She’s spent the last 16 years as a therapist helping people heal their lives and their relationships. She will help you create small, practical steps to put into action the inspiration you get from Cal’s stories.
Together Cal and Anne have 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and three amazing great-granddaughters. They’ve come through multiple bouts of cancer, infertility, the death of a spouse, divorce, combining two families into a reconstituted one, and so much more. What really excites them is to look to the present, right now, here with you, what small steps can we take to make this day a better day for you and your family, and then the next, and then the next?
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What students are saying.
"It’s helped my kids with learning and school, but not just that, it’s helped their self-esteem, their communication, and my communication too. I’m communicating better not only with my kids but also with my husband. I hate it when I have to miss and highly recommend it to parents."
- Robyn Nelson
“Anne and Cal’s class has been a divine appointment in my development as a parent. I have relished the science-based research that we discuss, followed by the practical and simple tools that I can apply instantly with my kids. This is hands down the best investment I have made as a parent.”
- Sarah Johnson
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Why we do this
Parenting tweens and teens is challenging at any time, and more so now than usual with the additional stresses and strains of the past few years.
Kids in middle school are undergoing a huge, important transition from the relative security of elementary school to more independence and responsibility of high school. Making this leap can be hard and requires some big shifts in how we parent.
We bring a unique combination of experience and perspective that helps us to help you to help your child succeed.
We had very different experiences with school growing up. Anne loved school and enjoyed a lot of academic success, but was shy and unsure of herself. Middle school was especially painful for her. With undiagnosed Tourette syndrome, ADD, and OCD, Cal struggled, but his parents never gave up on him and helped him develop a belief in himself and his ability to succeed.
As helping professionals as well as parents and grandparents ourselves (even great-grandparents now!), we see up close and personal just how challenging parenting today can be and believe that none of us should have to go it alone.
We are here to support you in finding your child’s unique path to success.