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Mrs. Tracy Klicka:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


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Phone
Email
Klicka, Tracy

Warrenton, Virginia (VA)  20187
United States of America (US)

540-229-5633
tracy.klicka@gmail.com
tracy@homeschoolfoundation.org
Website(s) Tracy Klicka on Twitter
Tracy Klicka's FaceBook
Tracy's Blog at TracyKlicka.com
HomeSchoolFoundation.org
Keynote PresentationsNevada Homeschool Network (NHN) Convention (2008)
Montana Homeschool Convention (March, 2012)
Alberta Home Education Association (AHEA) Convention (April, 2012)
ENOCH of NJ (May, 2012)
22nd Annual Homeschoolers of Maine Convention (2012, ME)
22nd Annual Bay Area CHEA Convention (2008, CA)
Featured PresentationsENOCH of NJ 22nd Annual Homeschool Convention (2012, NJ)
28th Annual CHEA Convention (2011, CA)
2011 Home Educators Association of Virginia State Convention (2011, VA)
2011 Upstate Conference, aka, 27th Annual NYS LEAH Christian Parenting and Home Education Conference (2011, NY)
2010 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2010, FL)
2009 Living Books Retreat (2009, FL)
Workshop Presentations2012 NICHE Conference (2012, IA)
Specialties
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Tracy's keynote talks and workshops are listed in no particular order:

A Man after God's Own Heart - Lessons from the Life of Christopher J. Klicka
Speaking from her heart and over 25 years of marriage to Chris, Tracy shares the stories, vision and hope Chris had that made him a man after God's heart and used so powerfully for God's glory in the lives of his family and in the homeschool movement.

To Stand Before Kings - Giving our children a vision for the glory of God                                                                                                                               God has instilled in each of our children a passion for glory. The question is, "Whose glory are they after?" In this keynote talk, Tracy encourages parents as they explore the Scriptures and life-changing principles together, in looking for ways to inspire our children toward living exciting, fulfilling lives based on a God-glorifying pursuit of their hearts' desires.

The Power of Mercy in Parenting                                                                                                                                                                                            Every parent has days when they feel like they’re failing or are tempted to discouragement. The presence of brokenness and conflict in parent/child relationships points to the reality that both parents and children need the redemptive power of the gospel. The good news is God’s mercy serves as a tremendous example and foundational springboard from which we can find encouragement and grace to raise children with joyful hope and trust in the Lord.

When Jesus Waits - What Can We Learn From His Silence?
There are times in all of our lives when it does indeed feel as though God were silent. In this inspiring talk, Tracy shares from her family's experience of Chris' debilitating MS for 15 years, how God is there for us when we least feel it, and what affirming truths we can glean as we experience the trials and sorrows of this life.

A Journey of Grace - Coming Alongside Your Child in the Teen Years
What does parenting look like as your child enters into the young adult years? With four teens and one adult child living at home, plus another one married, Tracy personally shares some of the struggles, joys, and failures of her parenting, and encourages moms and dads to have great hope in a faithful God who desires to knit the hearts of parents and their children in the gospel for His glory during this special season of life.

Preparing Your Child to Live for Christ in the 21st Century - Helping Our Teens Navigate the Online World
Our children have an opportunity to engage in our world through technology like no other generation has ever before. Computers and communication tools like email, Facebook, instant messengers, and texting can be used in ways that glorify God, but can also be a means to draw our hearts away from Him. In this talk, Tracy shares some practical tips and experience to help parents and teens navigate this ever-growing world of social networking for the glory of God.

I Think I'll Quit Homeschooling; Five Reasons Why Moms Quit School and How You Can Keep from Becoming a Dropout
Tracy Klicka hasn't met a homeschool mom yet who at some point in her homeschooling experience doesn't desperately want to quit. Sometimes it seems the challenges are more than we can take, but there is hope. Be encouraged not just to survive, but to thrive in raising children for the Lord.

Keeping the H.E.A.R.T. in homeschooling
As Tracy Klicka has experienced, it is not always easy for a homeschooling mom to keep her focus, her joy, or the hearts of her children. More than academics, homeschooling is about growing in God's grace for both parents and children! If you are feeling discouraged, come and be renewed in five crucial areas of your homeschooling adventure.

How to keep Your Sanity While Homeschooling
Tracy Klicka identifies common causes of stress in homeschooling and family life, and provides helpful ideas on how to deal with stress from a godly perspective. Included in her talk are the issues of lifestyle, use of time, and getting help.

Order in the House! Peace vs. Chaos in the Home
In this workshop, Tracy Klicka will discuss the wisdom of doing "all things decently and in order," and will highlight principles of ordering one's day and organizing the home for the glory of God.

Tips on Child Training from a Mother of Seven
In this session, Tracy Klicka emphasizes the foundational importance of cultivating your child's relationship with God. She will discuss the importance of reaching the heart of your child through study of the Word, prayer, and open, honest communication. She will share special encouragement for the toddler and teen years.

How Moms Grow Spiritually with a Growing Family
Struggling herself with the frustrations and interruptions that seven children inevitably bring, Tracy Klicka has a strong desire to encourage other moms not to forget their number-one priority. She shares realistic ways a mother can find time to walk with her Lord in this busy season of life.

Go for Launch! Helping Our Children Prepare for a Future and a Hope
Covering topics using the acronym L.A.U.N.C.H., Tracy will present principles and life lessons that are helping her raise children ready to embrace life in the knowledge of God's plan and goodness.

Sheep in a Jeep and Other Stories God is Writing                                                                                                                                                              Following her journey from a troubled childhood through the busy early years of homeschooling seven children and later having a house full of teens, to the recent death of her husband and former Senior Counsel of HSLDA, Tracy openly shares with grace and gentle humor how God as the divine Author is writing the stories of our lives to bring Him glory. (Includes highlights of some of their family’s favorite stories)


Tracy's Achievements

She has homeschooled her children for over 19 years. She has written dozens of articles, has been interviewed on both national and international media, and has spoken at numerous state homeschool conventions.

  • Mother of Seven
  • Director of Development:  Home School Foundation
  • Co-author with Christopher Klicka:  The Heart of Homeschooling
  • Co-author with Christopher Klicka:  Power Perfected in Weakness: The Journal of Christopher J. Klicka
Klicka's Bio

Tracy is the wife of the late Christopher J. Klicka, Senior Counsel for HSLDA for 24 years, who passed away last October after a 15-year struggle with MS. She is a homeschooling mother of seven children, two graduated and in college, with one married.

She is a contributing author for two of her husband's books, The Heart of Homeschooling and Power Perfected in Weakness: The Journal of Christopher J. Klicka.

Because of God's faithfulness through the near-death of their twins in 1995 and the difficulties of Chris' debilitating disease and eventual death, she longs to encourage believers as she reflects a deep joy and trust in God.

She has written dozens of articles, has been interviewed on both national and international media, and has spoken at numerous state homeschool conventions, and is currently writing her husband's biography.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Tracy Klicka and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

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