Sue is a mother of multiple kids. Five of them have already graduated homeschooling high school. In this lively interview, we talk about noticing each teens unique interests and gifts. Then ways to develop those special qualities.
Emphasizing Relationships with Your Teens, Interview with Connie Albers. Join Sabrina, Vicki and author/homeschool mom and influencer for an inspiring discussion about parenting teens with relationships over rules. Help your teens find and fulfill God’s plans.
Can you homeschool lots of kids? Yes, you can! Here are tips from our friend Tiffany Jefferson, a mom of 10 homeschoolers, who has graduated three homeschoolers and has a high schoolers, middle schoolers, elementary schoolers, toddler and a baby.
Our friend, Merve of Homeschooling with Technology podcast, joins us to talk about practical life-skills kinds of technology that all homeschool high schoolers need for success in life after graduation.
Homeschooling and family business go well together. Join Vicki and Kym for this encouraging interview on becoming a mompreneur, with Cheryl Pitt of 2 to 1 Conference. We are so excited that on this episode we have the opportunity to interview our good friend, Cheryl Pitt! Cheryl is a true mom entrepreneur: a Mompreneur!
Homeschool high schoolers can be inspired and build a terrific transcript American History elective credit when they study the First Ladies. Join Vicki and nationally-recognized expert in American First Ladies, Dr. Jill Hummer, for this fascinating discussion.
Homeschooling high school can be the PERFECT choice for teens with special needs. The individualized program that you can develop can help set them up for success. Join Vicki and our buddy, Peggy Ployhar, of SPED Homeschooling for help and encouragement.
There’s no such thing as a Pinterest-perfect life. There’s no such thing as a Pinterest-perfect mom. Not even a homeschool mom, as much as we would like to try! Everyone of us (even your 7Sisters- who are just like you, only older) have had periods of discouragement. Join Kym and Vicki as they get real about when life gets real and they get real discouraged. AND what they do about it.
HSHSP Ep 167: Preparing for a Competitive College, Interview with Lauren Patrick
We love hearing about homeschool high schoolers and how they prepare for the next part of life. Join Vicki and Lauren Patrick for an encouraging story about homeschooling in England and Texas, about developing a competitive transcript and applying to a competitive college.
Our friend, Kendra, is the only person we know who can talk about legalism with such grace! Kendra shares ways to think about our teens and the power of the Gospel to guide them, rather than shifting our hopes to legalism. You will LOVE this episode, it is so full of encouragement!
So many people use Literature Study Guides, but why? How do you use them to make literature lessons more understandable without overwhelming your teen and killing the book? Sabrina and Vicki answer these pressing questions and more!
There are so many different ways to homeschool high school. Vicki gives a brief overview on the major homeschool philosophies so that you can understand and choose curriculum and assignments in the best way for your unique teen.
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool! One way to homeschool high school is lifeschooling. What is lifeschooling? Join Vicki and Danielle Papageorgiou (Life as Lifeschoolers Podcast) for an enlightening discussion about how lifeschooling works for her family.
Homeschool graduate, Dr. Micah Tillman, joins his mom for a fun discussion about the importance of teaching philosophy in a fun and meaningful way so that teens can learn to *think clearly so that they can live well*.
Human Development is a life skills course that teaches the ways people grow and change from womb to old age. Vicki, Kym and Sabrina have taught Human Development in co-op classes for years. Here are some delightful ideas they have used.
How can you choose a best-fit curriculum for each of your teens? There are so many great homeschool publishers these days! 7Sisters curriculum is a great choice for many reasons. It is vetted by homeschool high schoolers, for one. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of reasons to consider etextbooks from us!
Movies can be a enjoyable, entertaining and important part of your homeschool high schoolers’ Language Arts credits. Join Sabrina and Vicki for a lively discussion of the part cinema can play in education.
Homeschool high schoolers need to be prepared for adulting their finances. They have so many more things to consider than many of us did when we were teens. Give them solid life-preparation skills for financial management. Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Eagle, the Seeing Eye Puppy for a helpful discussion.
Ever feel overwhelmed, confused or just unsure about how to handle the next steps in your family’s homeschooling adventures? That’s what homeschool coaching is about. Join Vicki and her friend, Vicki Bentley (from HSLDA) for a discussion of homeschool coaching (and the history of homeschooling).
Plan for success in dealing with challenging friends and family members at Christmas get-togethers. Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Eagle, the Seeing Eye Puppy for a comfortable discussion about handling uncomfortable situations.
All teens and moms will experience stress and anxiety at some point. Join Vicki with fellow counselor, Marianna Chambers (Peaceful Mom Talk Podcast) for practical tips on helping teens manage their stress and anxiety.
Can a Christian be both a scientist and creationist? We think so! Join us for a fascienating interview with a homeschool mom and her homeschool graduate daughter, both are PhD scientists and creationists.
There are so many kinds of families who homeschool. It is good to hear about our diverse experiences. Join Vick and our friend, Latonya Moore, for a candid and encouraging discussion of her homeschooling family.
Can a homeschooler become a public school teacher? What led her to that career of service? What can she share with us about homeschooling high school? Join this encouraging interview with Sabrina and her daughter, Bekah.
Want to know the secrets of a college-attractive transcript? Then you need to know about *levels*. Levels show how much academic rigor a student has experienced in each core course. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a simple explanation of how it works.
Join Vicki for 10 practical tips to help teens with their job hunting. The job search process is scary to some teens, having never been on that adventure before. Give them a hand-up with these simple tips.
It can be scary raising a teen in this day and age. One of the tasks for a healthy teen is to learn to be an influencer rather than simply being influenced, to help build surroundings rather than just be surrounded. This requires parents to be pray-ers who offer their fear to God and help empower teens for this phase of life. Join Sabrina, Kym and a very vocal Quella, the Seeing Eye puppy for an encouraging discussion.
There’s not ONE right way to be a homeschool senior. That’s why it is so fun to hear from different soon-to-be graduates about their experiences and plans. Join Sabrina and Kym for an encouraging interview with soon-to-be grad, Gabriella Eltringham.
Join Vicki for an interview with her friend, Angela, whose sons chose careers that did not require college. Both young men are experiencing successful careers and lifestyles. Here are some of her tips.
Join Sabrina and Kym for a delightful interview with Jake Johnson, homeschool senior who is headed for college at Harvard, and his mother. They explain the journey of earning a spot on the Harvard Swim Team and give tips for parents of serious homeschool athletes.
Community college is a great choice for many homeschool highschool graduates these days. They save money, gain resume and networking skills, have more time to fine tune their goals…and more! Join Vicki for an interview with her youngest son, Seth, who graduated from community college and is now studying at a state university.
Homeschool moms become resource managers for their high schoolers. This is good! It helps them develop independence. One resource includes the many options in the digital world. How many have you tried with your homeschool high schoolers?
Every teen needs Science credits on the homeschool transcript, but not every teen needs high-powered credits. If your teen is not headed for college, or plans to attend a community college, you may be able to ease off some of the high-powered curriculum. Here are some tips.
What happens AFTER homeschool graduation to homeschool graduates? To celebrate episode 100, homeschool alumni from around the country sent in voicemails of interesting things they are doing. Join us for a fun celebration!
Teens are at the perfect age to come up with tough questions, challenging topics to discuss, existential crises and more. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a gracious conversation about talking to teens about tough stuff.
Not all teens go to college. If your homeschool high schooler will be entering the workforce after graduation, what do you need to make sure happens during senior year? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a helpful discussion.
Homeschool parents are known for starting whatever organizations their families may need. But the process can be intimidating! Here’s good news: Carol Topp, the Homeschool CPA (fellow podcaster on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network) is an expert and can help! Join Vicki and Carol for a rewarding interview.
Connie Stults of TheDaisyhead.com shares her journey through cancer then the loss of her husband and the many ways people have helped her and her family. Learn ways to manage grief and help those who are grieving.
Somewhere in life you and your teens will run into a *mean-mom*, someone so broken that they take it out on others. Here’s a great interview with Dr. Melanie Wilson of Homeschool Sanity podcast about handling difficult people.
Your teens need writing in order to earn their Language Arts credits. Upperclassmen need useful writing skills that will prepare them for adulthood. Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Quella the seeing eye puppy for useful information on a useful topic!
7Sister’s Kym said we should call this the “nag-prevention” episode…and she’s right. How can we moms and teens continue to enhance our character-building and communication skills? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for this fun episode.
If you’re a dog-loving family, raising service dogs is a great way to help your teens build character and have a rich service component on their homeschool transcript. Listen in for this great discussion on a great service project.
Want some insider tips for your homeschool highschoolers about what colleges are looking for? How about important study skills to develop for college? How about college search tips? Join us for all this and more in an important interview with Dr. Renae Duncan, Associate Provost at Murray State University.
Teens need to think about and wrestle with their faith. This can be an uncomfortable time for homeschool teens and parents. A friendly Apologetics course can help. Join Sabrina and her father, Dr. Gerald R. Culley for an impactful and heartwarming episode.
Whether your teens are spending all of highschool homeschooling or they are transferring from public school, you will get lots of fun and helpful information from this episode. Join Vicki, Marilyn and their friend, Dr. Barbara Varnell for insider tips on transcripts!
Join us for an interview with University of Delaware’s Choral Music Education professor, Dr. Duane Cottrell. Sabrina and Dr. Cottrell discuss the ways Fine Arts enhance the transcript and ways to get into college if you want to be a music major.
It happens. The youngest homeschooler graduates high school and heads off to college and/or career. What happens to those “Omega Moms” (last-kid-graduated moms). Join the entire 7SistersHomeschool.com team to find out!
There are LOTS of details to consider if you want to start a co-op with teens. Don’t worry, we’ll help you out with this useful checklist and advice. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for encouraging tips and help in starting a homeschool highschool co-op.
Teens often benefit from experiencing a variety of educational settings. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for a lighthearted and practical discussion on the why’s and how’s of homeschool highschool co-oping.
When our oldest kids were in middle school, we felt pretty intimidated by the thought of high school! Then we found out that high school years are the best years yet! Join Sabrina and Marilyn for tips for helping your homeschool middle schoolers prepare for high school.
Join us for a delightful conversation with our friend, Kat Patrick. Kat lived for 25 years and homeschooled her kids into highschool. THEN she moved to Texas! What are the differences between homeschooling in UK and US?
Whether they are college bound or not, homeschool highschoolers need to keep sharp on their grammar skills. It is easy in these days of bullet-point posts and texting to loose clear writing skills. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for amusing and workable tips!
Teens need some fun after all those essays and research papers! Here are the how’s and why’s of short story writing for homeschool highschoolers. Don’t let them miss out on the important creativity and grammar skills needed for good short stories. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for fun and useful tips!
Teens often feel intimidated by the thought of writing poetry! We’re here to tell you and them: You CAN do it…and you SHOULD! Here are how’s and why’s! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for fun and practical helps on writing poetry!
Don’t despair about writing essays! Your homeschool highschooler must write essays each year but it can be rewarding and fun. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for encouraging and practical tips to help!
Many teens feel stark terror when they find out that colleges really want homeschool highschoolers to have public speaking experience! Tell them not to fear- we’ve got help. Join Sabrina and Marilyn as they interview our friend, Dr. Barbara Varnell on LOTS of ways to have fun with public speaking! ****************************************************************************
Crisis times are dramatic for teenagers. Like anyone they might become sad or anxious. They often will question, become irritable or isolate. How do you help them? Join Sabrina and Vicki for a candid, heartfelt conversation about helping teens in crisis times.
Phys Ed for Homeschool Highschoolers. How to earn phys ed credit for teens who love exercise and those who don’t! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for a fun, fact-filled, useful chat about homeschool high school phys ed credits.
How to create a fun, fabulous filmmaking credit with your homeschool highschoolers. So much fun! So much sparkle for the homeschool transcript! Join Sabrina and her independent filmmaker son, Sam, for lots of tips that even novices can do!
Know any teens who put everything off until the last moment, then anxiety, tears, complaining and/or sloppy work? (Know any moms who do the same thing?) No worries! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some great tips on conquering crunchtime craziness!
How on earth do you start the college search with your homeschool highschooler? It is so important to make a wise choice about college. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and helpful discussion about starting the college search.
Some teens aren’t clueless about what they love. They love everything! How do you help a teen who loves everything through Career Exploration and narrowing their choices for the future? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some expert advice!
What do you do for Career Exploration when your teens don’t have a clue about what they want to do? Join veteran career guiders Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a truly fun and helpful chat about clueless teens and future careers.
How can you help your homeschool highschoolers develop college-attractive transcripts? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and useful discussion on ALL the things you need on the homeschool transcript.
Choosing college majors is a wonderful and stressful process. How do you help your teens through this all-important process? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for the tips and ideas they have use to help homeschoolers find their future.
Language Arts is required for graduation. Literature is part of the Language Arts credit. How can you make that Literature study meaningful for homeschool highschoolers? Here are some reasons to include great Christian writers.
Why should all curriculum be dry and boring? Liven it up with movies! For real! (For reel?) Join Sabrina and her son, Sam, for a lively discussion about the why’s and how’s of using movies as homeschool curriculum.
How can you get highschooling done when life isn’t cooperating? How do you handle life’s interruptions and struggles when your teens need education? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun but honest conversation.
Homeschool highschoolers will be adults before you know it! What adulting skills can you teach and capture on the transcript? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and informative conversation on adulting skills for homeschool highschool.
Time management is one of the most important life skills a teen can learn. How do you teach a teen to manage her time? Start with time audits! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for ways to teach time auditing to teens (and adults).
Empower your homeschool highschoolers with some basic social networking skills that will raise their confidence levels. Social skills will help them with all the holiday get-togethers as well as prepare them for life after graduation.
Sometimes the holiday season is downright wonderful! You don’t want to interrupt the joyful activities with too much textbook work. Here are some creative ways to log credit hours creatively at Christmas!
For teens who are intellectually gifted, there are unique needs and musts for their homeschool highschool years. Join Kym and Sabrina for an inspiring interview with Dr. Barb Varnell, who homeschooled her gifted teens through graduation. Her 3 homeschoolers have gone on to exciting and successful college experiences.
Many colleges these days are asking for Social Sciences on the homeschool transcript. What are the Social Sciences? How do you earn Social Sciences credit. Join Kym, Vicki and Sabrina for some great ideas.
Some teens love to read but some can’t stand it! Some moms love to read and some would rather spend their time on something else. How do you adapt literature so that highschoolers (and their supervising parents) are getting what they need to graduate well? Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym for helpful tips!
Homeschooling teens with special needs is a wonderful option for highschool. Join us for an interview with Patty Tillman, who homeschooled her special son all the way to graduation. She shares tips, resources, what worked and what didn’t.
Career Exploration is an important life preparation course! Don’t miss this episode of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast. Vicki and Kym share what to include in highschool Career Exploration and how to include it!
There’s not just one kind of highschool history student, so there’s not just one kind of highschool history credit. Join Vicki, Sabrina, and Kym for a discussion of 5 ways to earn those credits for the transcripts.
Earning those World Language credits for the homeschool transcript can be fun and meaningful. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of how-to’s for World Languages. We’ll talk about finding a good-fit curriculum, breaking up the boredom with fun, and making World Languages meaningful.
Episode 19: Drama- The GOOD Kind! Sabrina’s 16th annual homeschool drama camp is underway. Kym and Vicki set up Yeti, the microphone and pay a visit. We interview staff and students and tell WHY you need some drama on the homeschool transcript (the GOOD kind).
What happens to teens who have interests and abilities that won’t benefit from going to college? Join Sabrina and Vicki for an interview with Angela O’Shaughnessy about her sons who graduated from homeschool highschool and are enjoying success in the career field.
Language Arts may be a monster credit but you can still have fun with it! You can customize Language arts to meet your teens needs, interests and abilities. Join Sabrina and Vicki for tips on making the Language Arts credits the right fit for your homeschool highschoolers!
Homeschool Highschool needs to have lots of fun! Here’s a cool, fun way to build the Language Arts credit and help your teens LOVE learning: Readers Theater Parties. Sabrina and Vicki share tips on how to create these wonderful, easy events!
Highschool Language Arts covers SO many things- books, writing, vocabulary, grammar, speaking… How do you know if you are covering everything? Join Sabrina and Vicki for information, ideas and encouragement.
Starting off your homeschool highschool years? Want to create the best years yet? How do you set goals for academic, personal and character development? Join Vicki and Sabrina as they discuss the what, why and how of homeschool highschool goal setting.
All the nail-biting and good times of homeschool highschool is almost finished! NOW it is finally time to plan that homeschool graduation ceremony AND graduation party. Join Vicki, Sabrina, and Kym as they share 7Sister Allison’s tips on how to make it a TERRIFIC time!
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? Join Sabrina, Vicki, and Kym for an encouraging and realistic chat.
There are many kinds of homeschool highschoolers so there’s not just ONE type of homeschooling highschool. SO how do you choose curriculum? Join Sabrina and Vicki for tips on finding good curriculum for your teens!
What on earth do you need to include on the homeschool highschool transcript? Join Sabrina and Vicki as they discuss what needs to be recorded for a great transcript. Have fun and get the information you need on Transcript Basics.
Every high schooler must complete the core courses for graduation: Language Arts, Maths, Social Studies, Sciences, World Languages. To some extent, all transcripts look the same in those areas. So how do you help your homeschool high schooler earn a STAND-OUT transcript? By knowing the secret: Electives and extracurriculars give homeschool transcripts sparkle! They show who your teens truly are, they highlight strengths and interests. Join Sabrina, Vicki and 7Sisters Kym as they share ways to sparkle up your homeschool transcripts with electives and extracurriculars.
In Episode 4 of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast, Vicki interviews Seth and Caroline. Both are homeschool graduates who have gone onto college. They share what they REALLY think about their homeschool highschool experiences: What was good and what was not!
In episode 1 of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast, Sabrina & Vicki of 7sisterhomeschool.com help connect you with homeschool highschool success. Let them be your big sisters as they share why homeschooling highschool years are the best years yet! AND how the 7Sisters at 7SistersHomeschool.com can help those great years happen!