Announcement: For those of you who are here for the Slow Cooker meals, A new Crockpot Freezer Meal Week is being planned! I will be sharing it this month, hopefully in the next week or so….
Raising teenagers can be challenging. Homeschooling them can be even more challenging. You have to really keep on top of their education. You have transcripts to keep and electives to decide on all while trying to prepare them to be able to join the adult world. Whether it be the work force or parenthood (or neither of those), our goal is to get our teens to become self sufficient and responsible. If they’re not, it looks bad on good ole mom and dad. Am I right? Of course, more importantly, we would do a disservice to our children if we weren’t teaching them how to become responsible adults.
I’ve heard many beginning homeschoolers tell me that they were planning to homeschool through 8th grade, but once their kids hit high school, they’re going to send them off to school. I think that is fine, so long as they’ve really sought God’s direction on the matter. However, if they’re choosing to send them to school because they’re fearful of homeschooling a high schooler, may I suggest there are some really great advantages to homeschooling these teens?
Here’s some of the many reasons people tell me as to why they could NEVER homeschool their teenagers:
- I’m not smart enough to Homeschool them
- I was never good in Calculus, Chemistry and Geometry, How can I teach them those subjects?
- I’m going to give them a good foundation and then send them out to be salt & light.
- They want to be around their friends more.
- I need to focus on the little ones.
- They want to play sports.
In it I share about:
- Am I Enough (to homeschool my teens)
- Cultivating Spiritual Growth
- Monitoring Friends
- Schooling at Your own Pace
- Behavioral Problems
- and More….