Homeschooling a reluctant teenager who has been in public school all of their is hard. Teenage year’s are hard enough. Add in a social change such as homeschool and it can plummet quickly. Many years ago without much preparation we were thrust into homeschooling my teen. He wasn’t happy, and I was worried.
Preconceived ideas were in my head of a happy little student that loved his new teacher and school situation. This was not to be the case. He was not a happy student at all. The good part of the story happens now. Fast forward several years and he is in college. His major is business finance.
One of the reasons that I decided to homeschool was because my son was doing very poorly in Math. I had done poorly in Math and it still haunts me. For him, I wanted better. So, I homeschooled.
Reluctant teenagers do turn around. Homeschooling a reluctant teenager is easier with tools in the homeschool teachers belt. From this post, I hope that a homeschool mom finds a tool or idea that she can use to help on a day when it seems impossible.
Here are 5 things that I think homeschool mom should do:
5. Look up homeschool facebook groups.
Get in touch with the admin or person in charge of the group. Go meet with the group a few times and get to know some homeschool moms. Having others in the trenches helps and a good support.
Homeschooling a reluctant teenager is rewarding. My son was on board when he saw the research and time that I was putting into his education. The best part was his reluctance diminished as I let him be more in charge of his education.
Now, I can proudly say that he has all the intellectual tools to do well in his future.