Homeschooling high schoolers? Debra Bell gets real with blogger Toni Anderson from “The Happy Housewife.”
Q. What was your biggest challenge in regards to homeschooling through high school?
A. Adolescence and menopause coinciding.
Seriously – the intensity of the schedule. We had four teenagers at one point (not a plan), and they all had lots of activities, interests and social circles they wanted to keep up with. I spent more time in the car than anywhere else.
But, by the grace of God (and that alone) we got through. They all managed to get through college, get married, and get jobs!
Q. What is your advice to parents who feel they aren’t equipped to homeschool a high schooler?
A. You aren’t.
But by the end of it, you might be and then you can help homeschool the grandkids.
Listen, homeschooling parents need to realize there is more to do than humanly possible. We are trying to be the teacher, the guidance counselor, the principal, the school nurse — it ain’t happenin’. The better plan is to recognize you are a fellow lifelong learner-in-process, too. So come along side your teen and join in the wonder and awe of exploring God’s incredible creation.
All the things you don’t have a clue how to accomplish — put that on your prayer list and use this season to show your kids what faith in God really looks like. Let Him author your high school homeschool story so He get’s all the glory for what He does — not you.
Read the rest of their interview here.
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