Boys To Men – HIRL Episode 148

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Free homeschooling podcast about raising boys to be men.Our listeners love when we podcast about the process of raising children into adulthood. But every time we talk about raising kids or the transitions into teen years or launching our adolescents out into the world, we are asked constantly for resources.

On this episode we introduce our listeners to one of our favorite new resources for young men. Our old friend, Barrett Johnson from I.N.F.O. for Families, is releasing a new book called The Young Man’s Guide to Awesomeness and we love what he has put together.

This is a special episode because both Fletch and Barrett were home alone for the recording. Join in as the two guys get on the microphones without their wives for a discussion about how to walk into awkward conversations with young men and encourage them how to guard their hearts, get the girl, and save the world!


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Recommended Resources:

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Previous Episodes Mentioned:
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Music clips used on this episode:
Everything Is Awesome – LEGO Movie (Buy it here on iTunes)


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Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades.


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Moms and Teen Boys – HIRL Episode 92

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Free Homeschool podcast about teenage boysMoms of teen boys, this episode was made for you! What happens to those boys when they become teenagers and why are they so hard for moms to manage? Fletch and Kendra have raised three teen boys so far and they have lived to tell the tale . . .

Fletch pokes a few sticks at dads on this episode who have turned all the schooling over to their wives. Kendra also has some definite opinions on the subject of moms, homeschooling, and teen boys. She thinks the teen years can be extra great for moms, particularly if a mom can learn to do a few things to grow that relationship in a positive direction. What are they? You’ll have to tune in to find out!


EPISODE TIMELINE
2:35 Fluff Time
11:53 Part 1 – What happens to boys when they become teenagers
21:24 Part 2 – How should mom respond to these teen boy/men
32:30 Wrapping up the show, iTunes Reviews, Letters from Listeners


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

Raising Real MenHal and Melanie Young

Previous Episodes Mentioned:

Music clips used on this episode:
Song for My Sons- Sara Groves – Buy it on iTunes Here



SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:

  1. Follow this link to our iTunes page.
  2. IMPORTANT STEP: Under our big red HomeschoolingIRL logo, just click on View in iTunes
  3. The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.
  4. FIRST – Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
  5. NEXT – Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).
  6. Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  1. You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.
  2. You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for “HomeschoolingIRL” and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.

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Follow this link and head over to Patreon.com and show your support of our show!
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LISTEN HERE

Are you ready to listen to Fletch and Kendra get real about homeschooling? Press the PLAY button below.


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades

Boys, Again – HIRL Episode 67

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Free homeschool podcast about boys and raising boys.Back in Episode 9, we sat down with our friends and fellow podcasters, Hal and Melanie Young from Making Biblical Family Life Practical, to discuss the topic of boys. We talked about how these rambunctious little piles of energy can completely undo the unprepared homeschool mom. From peeing on the carpet to falling from the top of the trees, we discussed how the overload of testosterone is a God-given gift to young men who need discipling and direction from both parents, especially as you prepare boys for adolescence and young adulthood.

On this second episode, we dive back into the topic of raising boys. We begin by reminding our listeners that in the midst of basic school curriculum, we need to also address basic life lessons. We also answer a listener’s question about living in a small space with boys full of energy. We finish our by discussing how to raise boys with a sense of adventure and how sometimes we need to let life teach the hard lessons to stubborn boys.

Also in this show, Fletch and Kendra share a few more of their favorite items as they throw them into the HIRLer’s Treasure Chest.


 

EPISODE TIMELINE
:53 – Introduction
12:52 – Part One – Smart/Dumb teenagers
28:03 – Part Two – Boys in a small space
37:53 – Part Three – Manners

46:43 – HIRLers Treasure Chest

Show Notes

HIRLer’s Treasure Chest
Fletch: Life is Good.com
Kendra: Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt In Your Mouth Cookies

MUSIC USED:
The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzie – buy it here on iTunes
Boys by The Beatles – buy it here on iTunes

ARTICLES REFERENCED:
My Teenage Sons Are The Smartest People I Know

HomeschoolingIRL Coffee Tumblers – Check out these cool tumblers from HIRLer Cyndi Newman

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Please visit our coffee sponsor: Caroline’s Coffee for 10% off any order.


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

MBFLP 90 – Boys and Noise

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Got boys? Then probably, you’ve got noise! This week we turn to a reader’s question about how to manage the volume (and tone!) of her energetic houseful of boys … four of them, eight and under. We’ve been there, and we’ll talk about the difference between simple boyishness and the things that actually need discipline, how to distinguish between fun and bullying, and more — join us!

MBFLP – Preparing Boys To Support A Family

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Preparing Boys to Support a Family

One of the responsibilities of a husband and father is to provide for his family’s needs. We want our sons to be prepared for that role when they leave our home, but it doesn’t magically happen on their 18th birthday or graduating from college — it comes from lessons learned for many years beforehand! Are you thinking long term with your sons? Are you training them to think like providers, not consumers only? Are they learning the joy of “taking care of the family” in some way? This episode, we talk about all these things on the way to preparing boys to support a family!

MBFLP – Q&A About Boys 8 and Under

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

This episode we dive in to answer your questions about your younger boys. We all know boys are noisy but a listener asks “Why?” and we offer some possible reasons. A mom asks how to balance the attention she gives to each child when some require a lot more direction and guidance than others. and another asks the never-ending question, “How can we instill a good work ethic in our sons?”  Finally we offer encouragement to the mom whose husband doesn’t share her beliefs or concern to raise their sons to serve God. Join us for real life suggestions, practical encouragement, and a Biblical worldview about our younger sons!

MBFLP – Answering Your Questions About Raising Boys

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MBFLP - Answer Your QuestionsWe’re answering real questions from our friends, fans, and listeners, about the challenge and blessing of raising boys – the early summer edition!

In this episode, we deal with

– What to do about lying and dishonesty
– Peer pressure about entertainment
– A very clingy, affectionate boy
– Balancing confidence and humility

 

RESOURCES WE RECOMMEND

For Instruction In Righteousness by Pam Forster (Doorposts.com)

Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp (ShepherdPress.com)

Boot Camp 9-12 – our five-week online seminar for parents of pre-adolescent boys

BOYS! – HIRL Episode 9

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HIRL-Episode-9BOYS. Do you have them in your home? We do, too!

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, we’re talking boys and boy stuff and the funny antics that come with raising boys and the difficult topics, too. You know us: we won’t skirt the trickier subjects.

Hal and Melanie Young, authors of Raising Real Men, join us for today’s episode, too. Parents of 6 boys, Hal and Melanie get what makes boys tick and we had a super time chatting and laughing together. Let’s get in there and talk BOYS!

 

Episode 9 Show Notes

(affiliate links)

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys – Hal and Melanie Young’s super helpful book on the topic of raising boys to be men

Wild at Heart –  The book that made Kenj more willing to let boys climb ridiculously tall trees

Calvin and Hobbes – If you aren’t familiar with Calvin and Hobbes, where were you during the ’80’s???

Freebie eBook –  Raising Boys: 10 Simple Tips – Come and get it!  We wrote it and it’s FREE

iHomeschool Network – Friends of HomeschoolingIRL and a podcast covering the nitty gritty good stuff of homeschool logistics, from bloggers around the homeschool blogosphere.

 

Raising Real Men

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The culture seems totally adrift on the concept of real, Biblical manhood–and it’s having an impact on boys and young men, even in our own families! God has plans and expectations for our sons, but the manly virtues we want to see when they’re grown are mighty challenging in the immature, untrained form we see in our boys. Join the parents of six sons as they talk about practical ideas for cooperating with God’s design and not just surviving, but enjoying, raising “real men” for His kingdom!