This week on HSHSP Ep 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success! This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool AND there’s not ONE right way to do life after highschool.
Many teens are gifted by God to go into a career without going to college. That’s good. Why spend tens of thousands of dollars and 4 years of life on college, when a young person was created to do something else?
Join Vicki for an interview with Angela O’Shaughnessy (who also joined us in Episode 16) whose two sons are loving successful lives that did not require college!
Angela and her husband concentrated on helping her sons:
- Explore their interests
- Develop their strengths
- Enjoy hard work
- Learn networking skills
- Take opportunities when they come
- Get technical training if they needed it (one of her sons needed training for his desired machining career)
- Interviewing/job hunt skills
One of the most important skills her sons learned was networking. Networking has helped Brian and Kevin in:
- Finding mentors
- Asking for help or opportunities
- Getting help to develop skills or compensate for weaknesses
Angela and her sons looked for mentors at church, volunteer and small jobs. Shewho had:
- Skills that she wanted her sons to explore
When Angela worried about the future for her son who struggled with learning disabilities, her husband would remind her,
“Life is long, he has plenty of time to figure it out.”
Both Brian and Kevin are experiencing success in their different careers AND in their interests AND in church AND in other adulting areas. Your homeschool teens can, too!
For more information, here are tips for scheduling senior year for career-bound teens.
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