Need Help with Distance Learning or Homeschooling? Check out #CHIPSThriveAtHome – An Empowering Learning Event for the Whole Family!

Are you having a hard time with your child’s home-based learning setup? Do you want this school year to be better for your child and yourself?

We all know how challenging life has been since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the world. We know how difficult it has been for families, especially those with school-aged children.

Suddenly, everyone has been forced to stay home and do everything mostly from home—work and schooling included. And if you’re like any of the millions of families around the world who have felt the pressure and stress of coping with everything, this online event that Educating for Life is organizing is definitely for you. 

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Educating for Life (EFL), the organizer of national homeschool conferences in the Philippines since 2014, and the creator of the Philippine Homeschool Convention and Connect Homeschooling and Intentional Parenting Summit (CHIPS), is inviting all families to CHIPS 2021: Thrive at Home or simply #CHIPSThriveAtHome.

Happening online via the Accelevents platform, the Summit will take place on July 30-August 1, but participants will be able to access the event anytime and learn from all the Summit talks even after the event dates, up to August 31, 2021.

#CHIPSThriveAtHome is similar to EFL’s CHIPS event last year, which was their big-scale online event created in response to the needs of families who suddenly had to face a year of strictly home-based learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Driven by this same objective to help families during these difficult times, #CHIPSThriveatHome will feature bite-sized learning sessions for families who are already homeschooling, exploring or preparing for homeschooling, or struggling with the challenges of their kids learning at home via distance learning. 

With talks focused on the sub-themes Thrive In Your Mind, Thrive in Learning, and Thrive in Family Relationships, EFL hopes to equip families with strategies for joyful homeschooling and distance learning. Through the specific parenting and family life topics of #CHIPSThriveAtHome, EFL hopes that more families will be able to cope—and even thrive—despite the pandemic.

The Summit’s line-up of speakers consists of both international and local speakers who will leave the participants inspired, encouraged, empowered, and equipped to start or continue their respective home-based learning journeys more than ever before. This applies to both homeschooling and distance learning families.

Below are just some of the 30+ #CHIPSThriveAtHome topics: 


  • “Well-Being Matters: Supporting Parents’-Kids’-Teens’ Mental Health” by Dr. Michele Alignay
  • “Lead Your Family to Thrive: The Importance of a Father’s Presence” by Bo Sanchez
  • “Mother Culture: How to Thrive When You’re With Your Kids 24/7” by Gina Guerrero-Roldan
  • “How to Thrive as a Solo Parent During Challenging Times” by Professor Nina Era
  • “How Homeschooling Helps Our Family’s Relationships to Thrive” by Julius and Tintin Babao
  • “How to Help Your Kids Thrive in Distance Learning” by Dr. Queena Lee-Chua
  • “Survive and Thrive: Stories of Homeschooling COVID-19 Survivors” by Joe and Rica Bonifacio
  • “How to Keep Your Family Safe Online” by Kenneth Lingan
  • “What We Learned After a Year of Distance Learning” – A Panel Discussion by Ina Arabia-Garcia, Jing jing de Guzman, Michelle Aventajado, and Pehpot Pineda
  • “The Most Important Person in Your Homeschool is You” by Julie Bogart


There will also be sessions for kids and teens. All the #CHIPSThriveAtHome topics and speakers can be seen on 




Besides learning from all the talks, #CHIPSThriveAtHome participants will also be able to visit the virtual expo within the Summit event platform. The expo will feature products and services that will help support families in their respective home-based learning journeys. Business owners and entrepreneurs that may be interested in joining the expo may contact Michelle Padrelanan via





#CHIPSThriveAtHome is open to everyone who wishes to learn strategies for joyful homeschooling and distance learning. This includes parents, students (kids and teens), educators, and other people who see the importance of thriving in your mind, thriving in learning, and thriving in family relationships.




Registration is currently ongoing at 


The fees are below:


Early Bird Family Learning Fee: P1500

Deadline of payment to avail the early bird rate is 11.59pm July 23, 2021


Regular Family Learning Fee: P2000

Effective July 24, 2021




The moms behind Educating for Life are truly grateful for the support of the #CHIPSThriveAtHome sponsors, without whom the event would not be possible, namely Peniel Integrated Christian Academy of Rizal, Cross Home-School Academy, Edventure, Guidepost Montessori, Thames International, HomeLife Academy,  and Skill Skout. 



July 30-August 1 will surely be a weekend full of inspiration and learning, so don’t miss it! Again, #CHIPSThriveAtHome is for all families, both homeschooling and distance learning ones, especially those who need help and encouragement when it comes to home-based learning. See you there!



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