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Handling Issues while Homeschooling Teenagers
Teens are a quirky bunch. One minute your heart is filled with so much love it hurts, the next you want to wring their neck. Hey, at least they’re never boring, right? But man, sometimes it seems like homeschooling teenagers is a really big challenge.
On this page I’ve compiled links to all of my articles, podcast episodes, and resources about how to handle all kinds of issues that come up during the course of homeschooling your teen. I’ve divided them into two sections: first, issues that are specific to homeschooling; and second, those teen issues that are more about general parenting, so that even non-homeschooling peeps could read these articles and be encouraged by them.
Scroll down to get to each section, or use the quick links in the above paragraph.
Everything listed below has been borne out of my own experience homeschooling five teenagers, all of whom have now graduated. You’ll see as you read and/or listen that I am far from perfect in this area, LOL. But frankly, it has always helped me to know that I’m not alone in my frustration and fear. Hopefully these articles will help YOU know that, too.
I still maintain, even when dealing with issues that arise when homeschooling teenagers, that EVERY mom can do this homeschool high school thing and feel confident and competent — and (mostly) content! Some days are more difficult than others, to be sure, but the linked content on this page will give you strategies you can use to minimize the conflict.
P.S. If you need more help with your relationship to your teen, my Save Your Sanity book has an entire chapter about how to keep communication lines open (or repair them):
Save Your Sanity is an encouraging resource to inspire and empower you at any stage of homeschooling high school. Ann's relatable style and no-nonsense advice will ease the pressure and give you confidence to get started -- or keep going! ... Read More
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Issues Specific to Homeschooling Teenagers
If you are homeschooling your teen, you will most likely deal with most of these issues or concerns at some point along the way. They are all very common! You are not alone!
Overview: Guest contributor Lynna Sutherland is a veteran large-family mom who is amazing at keeping things organized and stress-free. Here she shares step-by-step instructions for using Google Calendar with your ... Read More
Overview: Guest contributor Lynna Sutherland from Your Large Family Homeschool has wise counsel for when you've outsourced a homeschool class for your teen, and it's not going well. There is ... Read More
Overview: Guest contributor Sara Dennis from Classically Homeschooling walks us through creating the perfect high school homeschool schedule, so you and your teen can work together smoothly and get ‘er ... Read More
Note: Contributing writer Destiny Mawson shares her knowledge about starting a teen homeschool co-op, which may be a great solution for your homeschool high school journey. For a further resource ... Read More
Overview: Your teen hates homeschooling high school, and no one is happy. In this heartfelt article, a mom who has been there shares insightful ideas for getting you through. "Uuuuuuuugggggggghhhhhh!! ... Read More
Overview: Motivating teens can be a challenge, especially when they're homeschooled. These ten tried-and-true tips can transform your homeschool day! I had one who would fill the margins of her ... Read More
"Well, just enjoy knowing everything now, because pretty soon you'll realize you're just as stupid as we are!!" said one father to his teenager. (No, this didn't actually originally happen ... Read More
Overview: Guest Contributor Lynna Sutherland of Your Large Family Homeschool has great advice for growing time management for teens. It's about finding the balance between flexibility and accountability. Read on! ... Read More
In today's episode with guest podcaster Dachelle from Hide the Chocolate and Literary Adventures for Kids, we are treated to a humorous look at how teenage hormones affect homeschooling high ... Read More
Communicating with teenagers isn't always easy. In order for homeschooling high school to go smoothly, it's important to have a stable communication pattern with your teen, so you can discuss ... Read More