HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers!

HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

How do you help homeschool highschoolers build the thinking, communicating and social skills they need in order to develop good character?

Teens really do want to have good character. How do we help them feel empowered in various settings to manage themselves successfully?

Let’s start with us parents: (You might be able to call this episode: nag prevention for moms!)

  • Why is communicating with teens different than communicating with younger children?
  • Respecting the *Why’s* (theirs and ours).
  • Doing what they don’t want to do.
  • Teaching them to be contagious in a positive way.
  • Equip them for success and failure.
  • Understand that there’s not ONE right way to be a teen or an adult!
  • How to avoid barking!
  • How to handle crossed-the-line behavior.
  • How to keep your power.
  • How to handle tough moments.

Check out these post for more encouragement.

What Does a Teen Need Most from Homeschool High School?

3 Easy but Powerful Steps in Standing Up for Yourself

Join us characters from HSHSP for character-building skills for homeschool highschoolers!

HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers


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HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

This week on HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms.

HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

How do you teach highschool-level math to your homeschoolers if you:

  • hate math?
  • are *math-impaired*?
  • intimidated by higher maths?

Don’t worry! There’s hope!

Join us for an interview with our fellow podcaster here at Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network: Dennis DiNoia of Mr. D Math.

Dennis (Mr. D) is the popular online teacher of higher level maths from pre-algebra to calculus. We’ve heard from a number of homeschool moms that his clear *definitional* style of math instruction is helping lots of teens- even when their moms are out the their math-league!

Mr. D Math and More Podcast

In our chat with Mr. D, he encourages us moms not to fear math, to look for understandable definitions and resources and allow yourself to have some fun.

His good humor will (you mean you can have humor about math???) made us want to try math all over again. Don’t miss this fun episode with Dennis DiNoia of Mr. D Math.

In the meantime, do you have questions about how much math your homeschool highschooler needs? Check out these posts from 7SistersHomeschool.com:

Homeschool High School Transcripts- the 26 Credits Needed for Graduation

College-Attractive Homeschool Transcripts- What to Include

HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

 


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HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs

This week on HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs.

HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs

HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs

Get sparkle on the transcript and build some good life skills with service dog training!

Most of us homeschool parents have a real juggling act trying to help our teens:

  • Develop a powerful, useful transcript
  • Develop a sense of character that helps them to become the people God created them to be

Your teens can build transcript AND character by raising service dogs! Some things that colleges are looking for include:

  • Service hours
  • Commitment
  • Dedication to a cause

When your family volunteers to raise a service puppy, that’s exactly what your teen will experience:

Service hours- log a reasonable number each week. This should be in direct care and training.

Commitment- it is a commitment! 24/7 this important puppy will be with your family. Allow your teen to participate in all aspects of his development and training

Dedication to a cause. This includes:

  • Time
  • Effort
  • Personality growth
  • Money

Kym, Marilyn and Vicki for a discussion about how to build transcript and character by raising service dogs. Kym’s family has raised several service dogs for the Seeing Eye organization.

5 Skills to Teach that Matter More than Homeschool Transcripts

 

7 Tips for a Professional-looking Homeschool Transcript

 

HSHSP Ep 79: Build Transcript and Character by Raising Service Dogs

HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen

This week on HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen.

HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen

Photo Credit: Murray State University

HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen

College-bound highschoolers want to know: What are colleges looking for in incoming freshmen? What will help the gain admission to college?

You and your teens need good information about what colleges are looking for when they look at the thousands of applications they receive each year. Your teens also need ideas for skills to learn in highschool that will help them succeed in college.

Join Vicki for an eye-opening interview with Dr. Renae Duncan, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Affairs of Murray State University (Murray, KY) about what colleges are looking for in Incoming Freshmen. Dr. Duncan is the sister of 7SistersHomeschool.com’s Vicki Tillman.

Dr. Renae Duncan Associate Provost of Undergraduate Affairs Murray State University

Click image for more information about Dr. Duncan and MSU. Photo credit Murray State University.

What are large state colleges want to see?

  • SAT/ACT s
  • Strong coursework
  • Volunteer work
  • Extracurriculars
  • Application essay at most large state universities

What do regional universities look for? 

  • Strong coursework
  • Good SAT/ACT (more flexibility with scores than larger colleges)
  • Not as much emphasis on service and extracurriculars
  • Often don’t need application essay

What about community colleges?

  • What are the benefits?

PLUS! Dr. Duncan gives insider tips for success:

  • WORKAROUNDS if your homeschool highschooler doesn’t do well on SAT/ACT type testing
  • Insider tips for college success
  • Thoughts on college search and choice.
  • Small college vs larger state college
  • College prep for highschoolers: What skills do they need for college success?
  • College prep for highschoolers: The difference between difficult highschool courses and courses that challenge your teen to think.

Homeschool-Friendly College: Murray State University

Click here for more information on college attractive transcripts and tips for college admissions.

Don’t miss this episode!

HSHSP Ep 78: What are Colleges Looking for in Incoming Freshmen

 

HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens

This week on HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens.

HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens

HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens

What is Apologetics and WHY is it important life preparation for teens?

There is research that shows that 2 out of 3 young people that have been raised in Christian homes will leave the faith by the time they are 20 years old!

Apologetics is the “business of examining and understanding the reasons for the Christian faith”. Our teens need to understand their faith historically and objectively. Apologetics looks at the “provable facts” of Scripture. It encompasses:

  • Archeology
  • Science
  • Cultural Anthropology

Apologetics “removes roadblocks to faith”!

This is important because as teens mature developmentally (see metacognition in Human Development), many begin to question the important areas of their lives- including their faith. This is not a bad thing! In order for them to make their faith their own, they need to ask questions. Unfortunately for many teens, they don’t find answers to their questions and in frustration, they leave the religion of their childhood.

Join Sabrina for a vulnerable and powerful interview with Dr. Gerald R. Culley, Professor Emeritus of Classics at University of Delaware. Dr. Culley is a “homeschool grandfather” (he is the father of 7SistersHomeschool.com’s Sabrina and Allison). His mission in life is to give homeschool highschoolers a solid foundation in Apologetics to help them wrestle with deep questions!

Dr. Culley has developed a FREE Apologetics curriculum that is simple, no-prep, no-background-needed, interesting! These downloadable lessons are video ppts with Dr. Culley’s narration and handouts. They have been a favorite course for our 7Sisters teens! Download them for YOUR homeschool highschoolers!

Apologetics 101 Apologetics course FREE from 7SistersHomeschool.com

Click image for more information

Watch this delightful YouTube video of Dr. Culley and some of his homeschool Apologetics students:

HSHSP Ep 77: Apologetics: Important Life Preparation for Teens

 


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HSHSP Ep 76: Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students

This week on HSHSP Ep 76: Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students!

HSHSP Ep 76 Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students. Insider tips for transcripts EVEN if your teen is not a transfer student

HSHSP Ep 76: Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students

This is an episode that you’ll enjoy EVEN if your teen isn’t a transfer student: LOTS of tips for transcripts and highschool planning.

However, if you are beginning to homeschool after your teen has been in traditional school for part of highschool, here are some great ideas for homeschool transcripts for transfer students (along with LOTS of planning tips).

Join Vicki, Marilyn and Dr. Barbara Varnell for a lively hand and helpful discussion. You’ll be glad you did!

  • Recording another school’s credits on the homeschool transcript
  • Discerning what material a transfer Math or English course covered
  • Figuring out which Social Studies are left to cover for graduation
  • Why bother to plug the holes in the Maths
  • How to plug the holes in Maths
  • What do STEM transfer students need to look for
  • Which Sciences need to be emphasized if you have a STEAM teen
  • When to lean on dual enrollment opportunities

Not only that, but Dr. Varnell shares some insider tips such as: getting a syllabus BEFORE you withdraw your teen from traditional school! And success tips for college, too!

Your newly homeschooling highschooler will have the best years yet. You CAN do this!

(And our editor, Seth, gave us another blooper reel this time.)

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Here’s another great discussion with our friend, Dr. Barbara Varnell!

 

 

 

 

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Listen in on this useful episode!

 

 

 

http://7sistershomeschool.com/college-attractive-homeschool-transcripts-what-to-include/College Attractive Transcripts- What to Include

Here’s what you need to include!

Contact Vicki at VickiTillmanCoaching.com for coaching through the process of college search and application.

HSHSP Ep 76: Homeschool Transcripts for Transfer Students

 

HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE!

This week on HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE!

HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE!

HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE!

College admissions officers look at thousands of transcripts each year. How can your homeschool highschooler stand out? Fine Arts electives give transcripts sparkle. It’s one way to catch their attention!

Join Sabrina for an eye-opening interview with Dr. Duane Cottrell, Associate Professor Choral Music Education at University of Delaware. Duane is not only a professor at UD but also has homeschooled his own children, which helps him understand and explain what homeschoolers need to know about Fine Arts on the transcript and in college.

Dr. Duane Cottrell University of Delaware Music Dept

Dr. Cottrell explains the current job climate where often:

  • Soft skills learned in Fine Arts make great employees in many areas
  • Right brained skills learned by teens who have studied the arts help build the creativity needed to compete in a career world new kinds of jobs are being invented every year

Dr. Cottrell explains the music major choices  such as (and why a homeschool highschooler might choose one:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (Liberal Arts degree)
  • Bachelor in Music (Music Education, Music Performance)
  • AND whether or not a graduate degree is required for success
  • AND how to find out specifically what your teen’s favorite colleges are looking for in their applicants

Sabrina and Dr. Cottrell also share how to handle Career Exploration in highschool so that they can clarify major choices.

Join us for a real-life, practical information about Fine Arts Electives!

5 Reasons You Need Fine Arts in Homeschool High School

Why Waste High School Credits on Career Exploration?

HSHSP Ep 75: Fine Arts Electives Give Transcripts SPARKLE!

 

 

HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool

This week on the HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool.

HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool

HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool

More and more families are beginning the homeschool journey during the highschool years. Do you know anyone who is just starting out in one of the highschool years?

If so, let them know about this episode: Starting Homeschooling in Highschool!

Many parents feel intimidated when they start homeschooling highschool with their teens, especially if they are bringing their teens home from traditional schools. Don’t fear! 7SistersHomeschool.com’s own Sabrina, Marilyn and Kym share from years of experience the nuts and bolts of homeschooling highschool.

In this episode the Sisters share:

  • What credits do your teens need for graduation?
  • What credits do they need for college attractiveness?
  • If you’re bringing your teens home after they have already started highschool, how to transfer credits.
  • What do STEM students need for college attractiveness?
  • How to show transfer credits on the transcript.
  • Choosing which credits to cover and how to cover.
  • Will there be holes in their education?
  • How do you handle World Languages?
  • How complicated is it to choose Language Arts credits? Elective credits?

Join us for fun and encouragement in starting homeschooling in highschool!

 

 

Homeschool High School Transcripts- the 26 Credits Needed for Graduation

How My Teens Made College-Attractive Homeschool Transcripts

Did We Miss Anything? Plugging the Holes in the Homeschool Transcript

 

HSHSP Ep 74: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Homeschooling in Highschool

HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool.

HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool

HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool

There are tens of thousands of homeschooling highschool in the US today. Many of them are just starting the homeschool adventure at grade 9. We get lots of questions from those parents who are just starting homeschooling highschool after their kids have been in regular school grades K-8.

What are the reasons families have from bringing teens home for highschool? We often talk to families:

  • who have a teen with a chronic illness
  • who have a teen with social anxiety or other mental illnesses
  • who have a teen who has some learning difference
  • who have a teen who is gifted and motivated
  • who have a teen who has asked to homeschool

What are some tips for handling the transition from traditional to homeschooling highschool?

  • Decide on format (we’ve got ideas for you)
  • Remember to communicate
  • Be aware of need for de-toxing from regular school
  • And more

Join Sabrina, Kym and Marilyn for helpful how-to’s and enlightening encouragement about Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool!

New Help for Homeschooling High School Parents!

How to Plan and Schedule Your Homeschool High School Year

HSHSP Ep 42: Highschool Goals and Planning

HSHSP Ep 73: Bringing Your Teen Home for Highschool

 

HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started

This week on HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started.

 HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started

HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started

In Episode 71, Sabrina, Vicki and Kym discussed the many things newbie moms will need to think about as they start to homeschool highschool with their teens.

Now, on Episode 72, we share the nuts and bolts (or nuts and chocolate) about the actual how-to’s of beginning your homeschool highschool.

  • Capturing your why’s
  • Setting long-term goals
  • Deciding this-year goals
  • Including your teens in the process
  • Exploring format for each course
  • Choosing curriculum
  • Record keeping
  • Earning credits

We know it may seem overwhelming, but really homeschool highschool years are the best years yet. You’re going to love them!

Have some laughs and relax with your big sisters from 7SistersHomeschool.com and Homeschool Highschool Podcast. We’ve helped hundreds of homeschool highschoolers graduate and go onto healthy, productive adult lives with appropriate college and/or career. (We’ve also done the same with our teens!) HSHSP is where you can find the support and encouragement you need!

We’ll help you get started with lots of helpful info and lots of great encouragement. You CAN do it!

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HSHSP Ep 44: Including Teens in Highschool Planning

How to Plan and Schedule Your Homeschool High School Year

HSHSP Ep 72: Newbie Homeschool Highschool Moms: Nuts and Bolts to Get Started

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