HSHSP Ep 152: How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson

This week on HSHSP Ep 152: How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson.

How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson. Equip your teens with life-organization skills to build their confidence and experience success.

HSHSP Ep 152: How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson

We were so excited to have this interview with Melanie Wilson of the Homeschool Sanity Podcast. Melanie is an old homeschool friend of ours so we LOVE hanging out together, whether in person at the 2:1 Conference or digitally. We’re so blessed to be able to share her wisdom about organization with all our HSHSP friends!

Dr. Melanie Wilson of Homeschool Sanity Podcast, PsychoWith6.com, and A Year of Living Productively

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We love to visual Melanie juggling flaming bowling balls… not really, but she is the queen of organizing many things:

Melanie takes seriously the task of balancing self-care, time with husband, time with family, professional life and fun. She’s noticed that what works for her, must be adapted to the skills, needs and gifts of each of her teens.

How do you help teens find an organizational style?

Start with a conversation. Explain how you have discovered your style and how your approach has changed over time.

Emphasize the flexibility to adjust to various situations.

Approach them with an experimental, non-judgmental attitude. Help them become their own scientists: treat themselves like an experimental subject:

  • Note their natural approach to getting projects done. Ask how it works for them? (Does it work well? Is it not going well?)
  • Help the brainstorm approaches to try.
  • Guide them through concluding whether each approach works or not.
  • Decide on the best approach.

Melanie’s book, A Year of Living Productively, takes the same process for moms: Make yourself a scientist, experiment with approaches to organization and notice what works and what doesn’t. Her book contains 80 different task approaches to try…because she knows there’s not ONE right way to get your homeschool high school organized.

One of the lovely things about the book is that teens can download the forms and put them in their portfolios. Moms will love the tracking forms for themselves.

Download A Year of Living Productively for yourself and your homeschool high schoolers and have a better-organized life. Give a copy to your teens and highlight these chapters that Melanie has found effective for teens:

Student Approaches

  • Deadlines
  • Start Early
  • Eat That Frog
  • Scheduling
  • Little & Often
  • Focus & Relief
  • Adequate Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Sacred Time
  • Change the Work Environment
  • See Also ADD/ADHD/Easily Distracted

Melanie’s #1 piece of advice for homeschool moms and teens:

For a happy, healthy homeschool life: Learn and implement the skills of boundary setting and focusing your attention on who and what is important in your life.

For a happy, healthy homeschool life: Learn and implement the skills of boundary setting and focusing your attention on who and what is important in your life.

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Join Melanie Wilson, Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of fun and inspirational information on getting organized.

You’ll also enjoy this episode of Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Conquering Crunchtime Craziness.

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HSHSP Ep 152: How to Get Your Homeschool High School Organized, Interview with Melanie Wilson

Is “Me Time” Necessary? – HIRL Episode 91

Free homeschool podcast about finding quality time alone.Do you ever feel like there just isn’t enough time in your life to take care of yourself? In the midst of your life do you fail to remember to do the things you want to do? Do the demands of parenting and homeschooling make you feel guilty if you take time for yourself? We think this is an important discussion to have out loud.

Join Fletch and Kendra on this episode of HomeschoolingIRL as we welcome Dr. Melanie Wilson, Christian psychologist and homeschooling mom of 6, into the studio to chat about “me time”. We discuss whether or not taking time for ourselves is practical, and doable, and we share a lot of laughs along the way!


EPISODE TIMELINE
2:35 Fluff Time
8:57 Introduction to the podcast
10:54 Interview Part 1: Dr. Melanie Wilson
28:01 Interview Part 2: Dr. Melanie Wilson
43:04 Wrapping up the show


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

The Homeschool Sanity Show Dr. Melanie Wilson’s podcast

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
Depression HIRL Episode 60

Music clips used on this episode:
All By Myself- Eric Carmen – Buy it on iTunes Here
We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place – Eric Burdon
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HIRL 91 – The Importance of “Me” Time

Join Fletch and Kendra as they interview Melanie Wilson and discuss the importance of finding time for yourself as a homeschool mom.

Depression and the Homeschooling Mom – HIRL Episode 60

Free podcast dealing with the issue of depression and homeschooling momsAs homeschooling moms, some subjects are very difficult to talk about, especially if we are feeling pressure to put on a facade that our lives are polished and life at home is picture-perfect. Struggling with depression in the homeschooling community can very quickly lead to shame and loneliness. Let’s face it folks, the pressure to have everything all together can make the struggle that much more difficult and the Christian homeschooling world does not always create a safe environment to be real and transparent.

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, we dive into another difficult discussion about depression among homeschooling moms. Joining us is Dr. Melanie Wilson, a Christian psychologist and homeschooling mom of 6. Together we discuss the signs of depression, how to find help for yourself and how you can minister to other struggling moms.

This is another tough topic and another chance for you as a listener to let us have the conversation first. But please, don’t let it stop there, if you are a mom (or dad) struggling with depression, please reach out and let us point you in the direction to find some help for you.

Timeline
2:47– Introduction
11:48 – Interview with Dr. Melanie Wilson, Part One
29:43 – Interview with Dr. Melanie Wilson, Part Two

Show Notes

host of The Homeschool Sanity ShowOur Guest on this episode: Dr. Melanie Wilson, Christian Psychologist.
Melanie has a podcast called The Homeschool Sanity Show.
She also blogs at www.psychowith6.com

 

 

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The Art of Manliness Blog – Leashing the Black Dog – A series about male depression

Music clips used on this show:

“Sound of Silence” Simon and Garfunkel (Buy It Here On iTunes)


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.

HomeschoolingIRL 060 – Depression

Join Fletch and Kendra as they interview Christian psychologist Dr. Melanie Wilson (psychowith6.com) about the real issue of depression in homeschooling moms.

Organizing Made Easy for Do-It-All Moms

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Do you have more curriculum than you can possibly use? Are you always running? Do you struggle to find time to clean? If so, you and I can relate.

Maybe you can relate to this aspect of me, too: I try to do it all myself. We don’t have time for a lengthy psychoanalysis of why that’s the case, so let’s just discuss the solution.

As a chronic DIYer, one of my favorite biblical accounts is from Exodus 18:13-18:

The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.” Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. 19 Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you.

Moses was doing it the hard way. But fortunately, he was the most humble man on earth (Numbers 12:3) and accepted wise counsel. If you’re like Moses and have too much to do, you also need:

the power of God, wise counsel, and an orderly plan.

I can’t give you the power of God, but I can remind you to go to Him every day for the strength and wisdom you need. Through The Homeschool Sanity Show podcast and Psychowith6, I seek to provide you with the wise counsel and the orderly plan you need to get organized. The show titled How to Organize Your Homeschool the Easy Way is a great place to start. Other Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network hosts share great tips with the Homeschool Sanity Show listeners. I also describe a year-long series on Psychowith6 that provides the plan you need. Every week, we organize a new part of your homeschooling life. You no longer have to be overwhelmed by all you have to do!

I hope you’ll join me for the 52-Week Organized Homeschool Challenge and for every episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show by subscribing. Because we can’t handle it alone!

The Psycho with 6 Loves Co-oping! Who knew?

Melanie is a psychologist, author, radio show host, and a homeschool mom of six who loves to homeschool co-op style!  Join me as I interview Melanie tomorrow and hear about her co-op experiences!  For more information about Melanie, go to her website at http://www.psychowith6.com/

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Show Host Spotlight with Melanie Wilson, PhD

UltimateHomeschoolRadioShowFelice Gerwitz interviews show host, of the Homeschool Sanity Show, Dr. Melanie Wilson. Melanie is a homeschool mom and Christian clinical psychologist who brings humor and down-to-earth, practicality to the her show.

Join us for this interview when Felice asks Melanie to share about her life as homeschoolers and what the show will cover. You won’t want to miss this informative session.

Felice Gerwitz is the founder of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and hosts the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show to shine a spotlight on the amazing show hosts of this network.