How to Help Teens Manage Their Studies

Teens are on their way to independence and need to practice self-management skills that will pave the way to success for the rest of life. Managing time, energy and relationships are three skills that teens need to cultivate.How to help teens manage their studies with Homeschool Highschool

Managing Time

Teens rarely think about the scope of a big project. Parents are wise to involve their students as they plan each year of homeschool high school. Setting goals together and agreeing upon reasonable expectations BEFORE the year begins leads to success instead of frustration. Try an approach like Scheduling Backwards (a FREE download from 7SistersHomeschool.comhttp://7sistershomeschool.com/products-page/freebies/scheduling-backwards-5/ ) to get you thinking about the projects in the upcoming year, then plan for them with your teen in advance. Practicing time management together is one way to help teens manage their studies. It makes for less arguing over reminders about deadlines and stops the “crunchtime craziness” before it begins!

Managing Energy

Helping teens learn to set healthy boundaries (protecting sleep time, leaving space for exercise, creativity, friends and fun) while still working hard to reach goals is worth the effort it takes from a homeschool mom. Teens often vacillate between feeling unstoppable and feeling exhausted. While this is a pitfall many of us experience, it is made worse for teens because of fluctuating hormones and a lack of experience in maintaining balance.

Talk to your teens about the cost of an opportunity before they commit to their involvement in it, weighing the pros and cons of the choice to participate or pass. This type of conversation requires some gentleness and good listening on both parts, but it can yield great results in helping teens manage their studies. Discuss the potential impact of time elsewhere on their regular academic work, their special projects like research papers and science lab hours, and their reading list.

Managing Relationships

Teens have more diversity in their relationships than young kids do. There are teachers (mom and dad at home, co-op teachers, online instructors, even professors at the local college), bosses at part-time jobs, mentors (older and wiser, but not in direct authority over them), co-laborers (in a volunteer or church group, where people of many ages may be working side by side), peers (similar age with similar lifestyles), younger folks (siblings, babysitting charges) and more!

Helping teens manage their studies well means helping them learn to manage their varied relationships. What’s the best way to approach a co-op teacher for extra help on a project? How do you respectfully tell a volunteer coordinator that you will be unavailable for a meeting because of school responsibilities? What’s a good way to demonstrate a good work ethic at a part-time job while still keeping your priorities in place regarding your high school education? It helps teens manage their studies when parents help them learn to manage the conflicting demands of different relationships they value.

While it’s helpful to find a good planner to write in, a calendar reminder system that doesn’t irritate parent or teen, and a system of check-ins throughout the year to stay on top of the goals for the year, even more important may be the consideration of time, energy and relationships as you discern how to help teens manage their studies in homeschool high school.

 


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Food Poisoning can put a damper on a good time ... but homeopathy can help!  Click to read this post from our podcast host, Sue Meyer, ND CCH from Homeopathy for Mommies.A Stomach ache with either or both, vomiting and diarrhea can very quickly put a damper on a good time, and here at the end of summer and with Labor Day approaching, this happens a lot at barbecues!  You hear so much about Food Poisoning these days in the news; from major fast food restaurant chains to grocery store products.   It’s scary to say the least if you don’t know what to look for or how to treat the problem!

There are different strains of bacteria that can cause food poisoning as well as varying degrees of illness. The five most common bacteria that tend to show up are: Salmonella, Listeria, E.coli , Campylobacter and Clostridium perfringens. All of these bacteria can cause much pain and suffering and, in some cases, death if the sufferer has a compromised immune system.

I could give symptoms of each of the above, but to save time, let’s just say that you don’t want the symptoms from any of these bacteria, which can cause fever,  fainting,  vomiting, diarrhea,  or any combination of symptoms.

Food poisoning can also very quickly lead to dehydration.

And the best news yet is that you can literally ingest any of these foul bacteria at pretty much any meal where the food isn’t being kept at proper temperatures or has been improperly cooked, handled or was contaminated enroute … the list goes on!

Oh, and any of these bacteria can be lurking in unsuspected places! Salmonella isn’t just from food… you can ingest contaminated water when river-rafting or E-coli from changing diapers, or Clostridium from a pot of chili that wasn’t kept up to temp, or from a contaminated cutting board.. Like I said, the list of possible ways to ingest bad food or bacteria are endless and these bacteria are literally everywhere!

The good news: they only become dangerous when they’ve been given a chance to incubate and multiply.

So all any of us can do is to be prudent! Wash your hands before eating, have good cookout habits, have common sense about what you eat, and Like St. Benedict who prayed over his food before eating, to then discover that it had been poisoned when a raven swooped in and took it from him … Yes, prayer is always a grand idea!

And another great idea! Have some basic homeopathic remedies on hand in case someone does become symptomatic.

As soon as you feel that there is a possibility that someone may have ingested noxious food. I like to do the following: (Again, symptoms vary…but the moment anyone says, “I don’t feel so well” and they hug their abdomen…)

Give one capsule of Activated Charcoal (this product is a must in every first aid kit) And then give a dose of Arsenicum 200c. (or whichever potency you have on hand)

This little trick of Activated Charcoal and Arsenicum will pretty much take care of any type of poisoning, including the dog that accidentally ate rat poison! (I do tell that story on one of my old podcasts)

I like to always give a capsule of activated charcoal for any occasion of possible poisoning or toxic exposure. Charcoal has the ability to absorb mountains of impurities and then will pass them out the safest route possible. The fecal matter.

and

Arsenicum: triggers the body to rid itself of toxins, even when the poisoning was so subtle that the body didn’t recognize the intrusion.

Other homeopathic remedies to have on hand:

Veratrum: (any potency from 12x to 200c) for symptoms that include both vomiting and diarrhea! Vomiting and diarrhea at the same time with cold sweats and Extreme Exhaustion.

“Which end goes on the potty first?”  For acute gastric upsets. Desires large quantities of COLD drinks.

Diarrhea drinking cold water on hot days.. Cholera. Watery, green, odorless or colorless (rice water) stools, or in large masses with straining, until exhausted with cold sweat. Constipation of babies in cold weather.  Both Veratrum And Podophyllum, have great thirst. Arsenicum is thirst for small sips of water.

Podophyllum: (any potency from 12x to 200c) This is a most violent Oh do I have a Tummy Ache”….this tummy ache is a very serious matter: Vomiting and/or Diarrhea. The Patient can go downhill very quickly. He is very ill and losing fluids quickly. GREAT THIRST for Large Quantities of Cold Water.  I always think of this remedy for vomiting with diarrhea or just vomiting or diarrhea, when Arsenicum has been given and failed to work, or when some type of food poisoning or foul water poisoning (like: lake or river water where salmonella or similar bacteria may be the cause) is suspected.

Stomach so weak that rice wouldn’t digest. Heartburn, gagging or empty retching.  Gurgling of Bowels. Hot, sour belching that smells like rotten egg, nausea and vomiting: hot, frothy mucus Alternating conditions: diarrhea/Constipation: headache/w diarrhea. Profuse diarrhea: stool watery w jelly-like mucus, painless, (or painful) gushing, offensive. Painless morning diarrhea, stool greenish in color, strong fetid odor, profuse and gushing. Diarrhea early in morning, during teething, with hot, glowing cheeks.

Cistus Can.: (I like 30c) for the patient who looks as though he is suffering intensely.  This remedy is often useful to bring patients back to a place of balance.
J.T.Kent. “First remedy to give when patient looks as though he is suffering intensely (for any illness). Often acts as an overall immune system stimulant”

And

China: (I like 6c or 30c) in case of Dehydration by means of “For Dehydration due to Loss of Fluids”
Travelers diarrhea: Food Poisonings. Tympanitic abdomen: Post operative gas pains, Fermentation in intestines from eating fruit. Much flatulent colic, Better bending dbl. Dysentery with dehydration and weakness. Diarrhea and Dehydration. Prolonged diarrhea, Exhaustion following irritable bowel. Food poisoning from bad food or water.

So if you have these few items on hand in case anyone you know develops symptoms of bad food, suspected bad food, or of the flu….They shan’t suffer for long!  Find out more on these fantastic remedies on this podcast episode.  May God Bless You and Yours.


Sue Meyer, ND, CCH explains natural homeopathic treatment alternatives to help bring healing and pain relief for mommies and their families in the Homeopathy for Mommies podcast.  Sue has been helping her family attain wellness for many years now, she is the author of the book Homeopathy for Mommies.  Sue Meyer is a wife and the home school mother of eleven. She and her husband, Ron, currently have nineteen grandchildren, whom they dearly love and enjoy spending time with on a regular basis. Sue spends most of her free time in the study of Natural Medicine and Homeopathy with her main focus being on Proper Nutrition, Essential Oils and Classical Homeopathy, and in visiting with folks that hope to benefit from the curative powers of such. Sue is a Certified Classical Homeopath through the Council of Homeopathic Certification.

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Homeopathy for X-Ray Exposure (and Exposure to Radiation)

Homeopathy for X-Ray Exposure (and Exposure to Radiation) with Sue Meyer ND CCH from Homeopathy for MommiesIn this episode of Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue Meyer ND CCH shares about the homeopathic remedy X-Ray.  The remedy X-Ray was proven back in the 1800’s and is very good to use when exposed to lower forms of radiation.

Some symptoms from the homeopathic proving included:

  • Lesions
  • Disorganized blood diseases
  • loss of physical and mental vitality
  • lukemia
  • chronic fatigue
  • sadness
  • weak memory
  • desire to kill before and during menses
  • ear pain with buzzing and feeling of fullness, intermittent noises like steam whistle
  • ringing of the head
  • sleep issues
  • kidney colic
  • unexplained nausea
  • and more

How Sue uses the X-Ray remedy:

30c following X-Ray, 1-2 doses.

Always treat the symptoms presenting!

For mental symptoms, go with a higher 200c potency.  For physical symptoms, go with lower potencies.

Other remedies for Cancer:

Cadmium Met – Chronic Fatigue, Radiation Poisoning

Cadmium Sulf – Cancers and Chemo

What to do about Opioids:

Headaches from Opioids – Nux Vomica

Article from JAMA about The Burden of Opioid-Related Mortality in the US

Alternatives to Opioids

Phenocane for Inflammation

Arnica 30x

Hypericum 200c for nerve pain

Ruta Grav for Tendons

Bryonia

Symphytum

Always listen to your patient!

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  • Stopping any medication or treatment protocol you are currently using.
  • Starting any new medication or treatment protocol, whether or not it was discussed on the Homeopathy For Mommies Radio show, page or post on this website.
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In each audio remedies are recommended. We are not claiming that the product will cure any of these problems or disorders. We are merely reporting that people have used the product to aid these conditions.

 


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