Learn What Your Teenager Likes
One secret to homeschooling teenagers is to survey them.
If it is not interesting, they won’t do it. Maybe they do not want to learn about the wars in US History, or maybe they do. How will you know?
Sit down before the school year during planning time. Ask them what interests them.
We fill out surveys for businesses so they can adapt to better suit us. We can do the same for our teenagers.
Challenge Their Minds
The next secret to homeschooling teenagers is to teach them with a challenge. Raise the bar a bit. Not too high.
Don’t choose easy stuff! Really. I found out the hard way. My son wanted to be challenged. He would actually work harder when I challenged him.
The easy curriculum or standards that I had set bored him. When he would get bored, then we would disagree or he would get uncooperative. We all like a challenge and a higher standard.
Communicate With Teenagers