Raising Adults – HIRL Episode 73

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Free homeschool podcast about raising childrenWhen is the right time to start giving your kids freedom in the area of their finances? At what age should they have a checking account? What about a credit card? And when should we trust them with the internet, social media, and a smart phone?

Hal and Melanie Young, authors of Raising Real Men and podcasters right here on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, have parented their teens and young adults with the belief that they are raising adults, not kids. For them, walking alongside their children with the end goal in mind answers some of those tough questions about when to open the world up to their kids. We think you’ll have a lot to chew on as we discuss raising adults on this lively episode of Homeschooling in Real Life.

2:38 – Introduction
13:56 – Hal and Melanie Young, Part 1
26:20 -Hal and Melanie Young, Part 2


Music used on this episode:
“Dub Feral” Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


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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 – Electronics and Temptation

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Many of our families received new or updated electronics this Christmas — they’re tremendous fun, and they’re useful not only for entertainment but also education, business, household management, and so much more. However, they’re also a gateway for many kinds of temptation and trouble if we’re not aware and don’t take precautions. This week, Hal and Melanie talk about the good, the bad, and the issues surrounding our increasingly digital lifestyles … and what we can and should do to keep our families safe from the dangers that lurk onscreen.


MBFLP – Christmas Special

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Join us for this year’s caroling party – recorded live in our home with 35 of our friends! We’ll talk about the Christian origin of the Christmas tree (yes, it is!), share two of our favorite recipes, and sing, sing, sing!

MBFLP – Christ-Centered Holidays

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We’ve probably cooked 75 turkeys or more in the course of our marriage, not to mention setting up about 40 Christmas trees and celebrating no less than 168 birthdays together. Traditions are important, and feasting is Biblical! But sometimes our celebrations can be stressful or even filled with conflict. What can we do to center our holidays on the One Who’s “The Reason for the Season”–and have a lot more fun, too?
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Resources mentioned in the show:
We Gather Together: Sanity and Celebration at Thanksgiving by Hal and Melanie
Christ-Centered Christmas: The Ultimate Guide To Celebrating A Christmas Your Family Will Never Forget by Hal and Melanie
Grandparents of Homeschoolers



MBFLP – Homeschool Politics – With HSLDA’s Mike Smith and Rick Boyer of Take Back The Land

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This week we talk with HSLDA’s Mike Smith about the importance of the Parental Rights Amendment, and with Rick Boyer of “Take Back The Land” about why we need to teach leadership in our home schools. These interviews were recorded at the HSLDA National Christian Homeschool Leadership Conference in Ellicott City, Maryland, in September.





MBFLP – Sharing Jesus With Your Kids – with Dennis Gunderson, “Your Child’s Profession of Faith”

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This week, we talked with veteran pastor and author Dennis Gunderson about sharing the gospel with your children. What goes into effective family devotions? How early can a child really believe and be saved? And what if you see the fruit of repentance and faith–but your pastor may be skeptical?

Join us for this encouraging, thought provoking, and critically important program!


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!



Welcome to the Program!

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
This is our short introduction to who we are — the Christian, homeschooling parents of eight — and what we hope to provide with this program — a dose of practical help in moving from vision to reality in your quest for a more Biblically-oriented family life!