HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School

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This week on HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School!

HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School #GrandparentsAndHomeschooling This photo shows a homeschool teen happily hugging her loving grandparents from behind a couch.

HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School

Grandparents are awesome…especially if they are willing to be involved in their grandchildren’s lives!

Sabrina’s parents join her on this episode. Dr. Gerald and Betty Culley are happy homeschool parents.

Dr. Gerald and Betty Culley

Dr. Gerald and Betty Culley. Used with permission.

Why are grandparents great for helping homeschool high school?

  • One reason is socialization. As you know from Episode 118: What about Socialization? socialization is the passing on the important cultural components and lifestyles from one generation to the next. Grandparents can pass on years of wisdom to homeschooling high schoolers.
  • Another reason is relationship. When grandparents are more than just *special occasion* people in their grandchildren’s lives, the relationships are much richer and deeper.

Dr. and Mrs. Culley were supportive when she and her sister, Allison, both announced that they wanted to homeschool their children. (Allison is Sabrina’s biological sister and also a member of the 7SistersHomeschool.com team.)

Both parents were totally on board because they had observed the educational world and felt that homeschooling would be a great option for quality learning experiences.

The grandparents were so happy about homeschooling that they were happy to be drafted as teachers for their kids:

  • Dr. Culley (Classics professor emeritus at University of Delaware) taught all the grandkids Latin- all the way through high school.
  • Gerald taught the high schoolers Apologetics. He was especially popular when he started teaching Apologetics to the local homeschool group classes. His grand-teens were quite proud to have such a cool grandfather!
  • Mrs. Culley taught the children piano.
  • They both helped teach the children how to learn.
  • They taught the children how to work healthily in a group.
  • Betty was willing to tutor when needed. (A very helpful gift for homeschool high schoolers.)
  • *Fridays at Avus and Ava’s* were weekly get togethers with grandparents and grandkids. Grandparents enjoyed spending non-structured and structured educational days with their grandparents.

Not all homeschooling families have the opportunity to have this kind of relationship with their grandparents, but if you do, be thankful! Grandparents who want to be involved can:

  • Pray for them.
  • Encourage the teens and invest time in them by tutoring and free time.
  • Do some research about colleges or careers your teens may be interested in. How can you invest in them from your experience?
  • Attend events.

Join Sabrina with Gerald and Betty Culley for an encouraging discussion. Also, you will enjoy these posts:

Dr. Culley joined us for an episode about Apologetics. You’ll love it! Listen in!

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HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschooling High School