Raising Young Entreprenuers

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

What makes a young entrepreneur? Is it innate or the environment? That is what we discuss in episode #179.  The replay is a live recording by the Roadschool Moms team from the back porch and behind the wheel. Holly Giles, the creator of The Giles Frontierbroadcasts from central Florida.  This week, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher stops by Holly’s back porch to talk about raising young entrepreneurs.


What is it about a successful entrepreneur that sets them apart? Were they raised by entrepreneurs? Where they born with the desire or was it all in the way they were raised to look at life?


4:45 Mary Beth has always been in business for herself. She has had several successful businesses in different areas. Her dad taught her the ropes. He has always had his hand in business. His tenacity and drive were a big influence in Mary Beth’s life.


7:05 Learning to evaluate risk at a young age helps as you grow into adulthood. The nurturing of play is important. Exploration and imagination play a huge role in developing characteristics of a young entrepreneur.


10:20 This starts on the playground. Let kids work out social issues and find their own boundaries. Helicopter parenting prevents children from experiencing natural interaction with other children. Critical thinking is a life skill that can happen naturally if we don’t step in and solve every issue.


Holly shares the story of her son Grayson and working through the stroke he suffered as a child. Teaching independence and self-motivation played a key role in his successful lawn business.

17:15 Break


Grit is the number one factor in many successful entrepreneurs. Don’t give up. Work hard and don’t sell your kids short of their abilities.

Rabbit Trails

22:00 Mary Beth shares an awesome story about her son selling rocks at concert events. After that, the ladies move into their opinion on what is different in this modern culture that prevents success in our children today.

Listen in as they banter frankly about the changes in our society.



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Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. As a result, more and more families are moving into a home on wheels. Further, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. These roadschool defined adventures don’t stop there. Holly Giles, founder of The Giles Frontier, and Mary Beth Goff, creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling from the back porch of your home and behind the wheel across America’s backyard.

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