The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 9: Teens and Failure

This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 9: Teens and Failure. This post is running concurrently on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network (along with the audio).

HSHSP Ep 9: Teens and Failure

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 9: Teens and Failure

What will happen if your teen bombs the SATs, totally screws up his research paper, or makes a stupid decision? When does a good parent rescue her teens? If he blows something, does it mean you’re a bad homeschool mom?

You’ll get so much encouragement from Sabrina, Vicki and Kym as they discuss some of their families’ failures and how to overcome them… They even discuss how to learn from them and make those failures great stories for years to come!

Allowing teens to fail requires a lot of faith in God. AND recognizing that we parents are not God, only He is. So we might as well trust him with our homeschool high schoolers.

Allowing teens to make decisions that might not turn out so well is a difficult thing that requires character development on our part as well as our teens’ part. Want some helpful ideas on when to character-develop and when to rescue? Listen in.

In the meantime, get some encouragement from these posts:

Here is a post that discusses how to learn from failure with our teens.

Here is a post on why failure can be a good thing.

Join Sabrina, Vicki, and Kym for an encouraging and realistic chat for Episode 9: Teens and Failure.


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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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