Homeschooling When Life Happens

This week on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Homeschooling When Life Happens. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

HSHSP Ep 46 Homeschooling High School When Life Happens How to handle homeschooling when life is difficult.

Homeschooling When Life Happens

Homeschooling highschool has its ups and downs. In fact, life has its ups and downs.

Some times go well. Some times don’t.

When life happens while you’re homeschooling highschool, what do you do? What happens if you have:

  • Curriculum fail?
  • Illness?
  • Accident?
  • Financial stress?
  • Good but busy career changes?

We can’t make life calm, quiet and perfect all the time. Goodness, we can’t even make it happen some of the time. That is really God’s domain.

What we are in charge of is managing ourselves and role modeling God’s grace…even during times that are stressful and things are going wrong.

We can model for our homeschool high schoolers:

  • Self-forgiveness (we all mess up, how do we show our teens that we can accept God’s forgiveness and also grace towards ourselves)
  • Humility (saying, “I’m sorry,” when we need to…because we all make mistakes sometimes)
  • Asking for help (we all need to do that sometimes)

You will love our silly and wise advice about handling tough homeschool times (or tough anytime) with these episodes:

Sometimes when life is stressful, it is not our stress but the stress of a friend. Here is a freebie whitepaper on a research project 7Sisters did on what is truly helpful for friends to do during stressful times. Download it for some encouragement:

carry each others burdens


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Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an a fun but honest discussion about this and maybe about coffee, too.


Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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