Preparing Your Teen’s Heart for Graduation

I’ve been a homeschooling mom for twenty-five years with two college graduates and one child in the process. (I also have a kindergartener and two preschoolers, but that’s a different blog!) How do you prepare your teen’s heart for college? My kids did (mostly) awesome in college. They got good grades, made good friends, and blossomed into godly adults. All my kids went to secular local and state colleges, yet their relationship with God grew. Looking back at their teen years, {Read More}

3 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Remembered

3 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Remembered Remember what it was like to be a kid?   Take a few minutes and think back. It may help your parenting in ways you never expected. One of my favorite childhood memories is from Christmas when I was 12. I don’t remember many elaborate gifts. In fact I recall only one—a shiny, red tape-recorder with a microphone. Long after the presents were put away and the wrapping paper picked up, my family {Read More}

Four Tips to Stay on Top of Things with Your Teens | Guest Post by Nicole O’Dell

As I was preparing this post for Tricia’s blog, I considered what you all might like to hear about. You see, Tricia and I, in a lot of ways, are very similar. I have six kids, I’m a busy author, I’m running a busy ministry, and I’m parenting littles and teens at the same time. Tricia has been there, done that, and is doing it again . . . in circles around me. Which I’d never have thought possible, had {Read More}

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