Susan Lovig

Susan Lovig is  a happily married mother of four with a passion for sharing what the Lord teaches her.  Before her real life started (motherhood and homeschooling), she was a professional teacher with a specialty in learning styles and remedial reading.  Once her children arrived, the Lord began directing Susan down different paths than she could have ever expected – and in her spare time she has written/published Picture Words: A Phonics Reader (Books One and Two), spoken at homeschool conferences, run a successful internet business selling her sewing inventions (washable refills for swiffers, among others), taken her wares to craft shows, and helped moms make the transition to cloth diapering.  Her husband is particularly happy, though, that she began 30-day freezer cooking and grinding her own wheat for homemade bread in recent years.

While she says that she could never be considered the ultimate expert in any fields, Susan greatly enjoys speaking in front of and sitting down with peers to show them what she has discovered.  Teaching and speaking energize her, and her enthusiasm is contagious. 

 

Susan Lovig's Talks:

Handouts:

Removing the Frustration of Reading
Bending the Curriculum

Training Your Child to Help Effectively

Friday

10:15

Room 313

Removing the Frustration of Reading

My son is the type of student who hates not knowing what he is doing, and at the age of eight, was still really struggling to get a handle on reading.  Those pesky b’s and d’s kept switching around on him, and there were too many letter sounds to keep straight.  Frustration at the unknown would assail him within the first few minutes of each lesson, and he would shut down.  None of the reading programs I looked at were fitting the bill (or my budget), so I began writing my own system!  The more I worked through the process of reading, the more I discovered that our language really isn’t that complicated – 95% of it is actually quite logical and predictable (I was a remedial reading specialist before I had my own children, but I never knew any of this)!   Rather you are teaching beginning readers, or trying to remediate a reluctant reader, the concepts I’ve discovered can really help.  Come have your own “aha” moments– and see how logical our language really is!  I have discovered wonderful things I can’t wait to share with you!

3:30 Room 313

Teaching Your Children to be Valuable Members of the Family

The Psalmist says, “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.  Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!” Think about that – arrows are not decorations, they are valuable, life-sustaining tools.  The Lord has blessed you with children to raise and teach – so teach them how to be useful members of the family!  Children whose are served get the wrong message about life, and fail to learn the skills they will need to run their own households someday.  But how to get started?  It would just be easier to do it yourself...  True – but nothing worthwhile is easy.  This seminar will give you practical ideas for how to start organizing and delegating your household chores into Chore Packs for willing toddlers, more capable older children, and reluctant teens – starting on Monday!  You can become the manager of your household, rather than the servant, and by doing so, you will bless your children with a solid work ethic and the skills they will need in their adult lives.

 

Saturday

2:00

Room 313

Bending the Curriculum to Your Child, and Not the Other Way Around!

You have a perfectly good curriculum– it worked well for your first child, but this second one just isn’t getting it!  Reading your history books aloud works for four of your five students, but the fifth one is doing worse every day.  Math takes two hours when it should take twenty minutes, and both you and your student are fed up with it.  How do you cope when the curriculum just doesn’t make sense to your child?  It’s not as hard as it seems.  We always start by trying to fit our students “through the front door” of the curriculum.  Come let me show you how to use “the back door,” “the window,” “the crawl space-” or for that matter, “the front yard!!”