HSHSP and 7Sisters are delighted to partner with
The Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network to bring you a weekly podcast
The Homeschool High School Podcast
with hosts Vicki Tillman, Sabrina Justison and Kym Smythe.
9:00 a.m. EST each Tuesday
Create a Great Transcript Using Levels with 7Sisters Curriculum
Colleges often want to see the level of academic rigor a teen has used in their studies. Sabrina and Vicki share some tips for using the built-in levels feature in 7Sisters curriculum to create a great transcript.
How to Create a Co-op Your Teens Like
Step-by-step guidelines on creating a meaningful and enjoyable co-op experience for you and your teens!
Incorporating Adulting Skills into High School Planning
All of life is education! Therefore, adulting skills can be an integral part of your teens’ high school education. Here are some tips on bringing life prep to the transcript.
How to Create Honors Credits on the Transcript
For college-bound teens, it is wise to show on the transcript the level of academic rigor for key courses. Here are some how-tos.
How to Enjoy Being a Mom of a “Just-Average” Teen- Special Replay
Few teens become rock stars, Olympic athletes or earn full-ride scholarships. That’s because God wants the world to be full of average people doing good things. Don’t get pressured or guilted when you have a wonderful, just-average teen.
Movies for Educational Purposes for Homeschool High School
Movies give a nice break from book-reading while still teaching teens literature analysis skills- if you have a good study guide. Here are some tips.
Helping Non-college-bound Teens Find Success- Special Replay
Not all teens need to go to college. No matter their gifting, there is a place for our teens. Our friend, Angela O’Shaughnessy, tells about her teens and gives tips for helping teens find success in life.
Inspiring Online History and Civics Courses, Interview with Nichelle Nelson
Military homeschool mom and community homeschool leader, Nichelle Nelson and her daughter teach history and civics in memorable and meaningful ways.
How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool High School- Special Replay
Tips for planning English/Language Arts that fit your teens’ needs!
Homeschool Grad Becomes Entrepreneur, Interview with Suzanna Fitzgerald
Suzanna shares her story of fulfilling her dreams of running a marketing business. She shares success tips for homeschooling teens to help them believe in their dreams.
Assigning Grades for High School Transcripts- Special Replay
Practical tips and methods for assigning grades for high schoolers so that they have a strong transcript.
Helping Teens Prepare for Their First Job Interview, Special Replay
First interviews can be intimidating. Here are some practical, tried-and-true tips that help build their interview skills and confidence.
Exploring Engineering as a Career, Interview with Engineering Expectations
Engineering is an excellent choice for many teens. Unfortunately, it can be hard for them to find out what an engineering career might be like. We talk with Megan on ways to help them explore the field.
Homeschooling in Canada, Interview with Teresa Wiedrick
It’s fun to learn about homeschooling in other cultures and countries. You’ll love this interview with our Cousin, Teresa Wiedrick.
Resources for Homeschoolers with Special Needs, Interview with Dr. Rochelle Matthews-Somerville
Homeschool mom and special needs expert, Dr. Rochelle shares her story and helpful resources.
How to Talk to Teens about Drugs
No matter how protected our teens are, at some point they will need to have some information about drugs. Here’s a gentle way to help prepare teens for the world around them.
Why is Junior Year SO Important- Special Replay
Junior year is a pivotal for college-bound teens. Here are tips to help them handle it successfully.
Helping Teens Handle Winter Blues
Wintertime gray skies and short days can adversely affect teens (and parents). Here are some ways to help.
We Don’t Mom-Shame at Homeschool Highschool Podcast
Sabrina and Vicki talk about mom-shaming, what it feels like and why we won’t engage in it!
Balancing Fun and Academics in Homeschool High School
All boring academics and no fun educational leads to burnout. Here are some ways to balance things out.
Helping Teens Handle Procrastination
Procrastination is a very human way to avoid doing things we don’t want to do. Teens are sometimes really good at it. However, that does not get the schoolwork done. Here are some tips to help.
Holiday Social Skills for Teens- Special Replay
Holiday gatherings often require some extra skills from teens (and parents). Fortunately, these skills are also good to learn for all the gazillion other events they will face over their lifetimes.
History for Christian Teens: New Podcast. Interview with Crystal Niehoff
Crystal Niefhoff, of the Military Homeschool podcast, shares the new project that she and her husband are sharing.
Career Exploration for Non-college-bound Teens
There are good options for teens who are not interested in college. Here are some ideas to help get you started with Career Exploration with teens who need to get ready for careers right out of high school.
Homeschooling and Thanksgiving
Ideas for helping teens develop an attitude of gratitude as well as keeping some studies going through the holiday season.
Grace for Holiday Gatherings
Train teens to show grace and good character during challenging conversations during big family gatherings during the holidays.
Extracurriculars are important in formation, transcript building and like skills development. Here are some tips to choose those extracurriculars that will be most helpful to your teens.
Seven Ways to Earn High School Credit
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school and there’s not ONE right way to earn credits! Teens can earn credit towards graduation in at least seven different ways. Listen in for how-to!
Career Exploration with Pathway
A new online resource that helps teens with career exploration.
A Place to Belong, Interview with Amber O’neal Johnston
Author and speaker, Amber O’neal Johnston, shares ways to help homeschoolers and all kids to feel they belong- and grow into people who help others feel they belong.
Transition Planning for Teens with Special Needs, Interview with Peggy Ployhar
Peggy Ployhar of SPED Homeschool, shares wisdom and practical tips for helping young people with special needs be ready for adulthood.
Graduating from College Debt Free, Interview with Kara Walker
Homeschool graduate and entrepreneur gives tips for ways to graduate without debt.
Training Teens to be Civil in an Uncivil World, Special Replay
Special replay of this important episode. Teens need the skills to act like Christ in this world. Here are some ideas to help.
What to do When Your Homeschooler is Behind
Life happens and sometimes teens get behind in their schoolwork. Do not panic! Instead, follow some of these tried and true ideas.
Helping Teens Deal with Stress from Current Events
The world is full of stressful events and stressful people. Teens are bombarded with anxiety-provoking news and social media. Give your teens some solid tools for dealing with these stressors.
Getting Teens Interested in Writing
Some teens LOVE writing but many dread writing assignments. Here are some tips for helping them to not feel so intimidated and maybe even learn to like writing!
Scheduling 7Sisters ELA Bundles
Using ELA Bundles this year? Need help deciding how to schedule them? Here are tips.
State Reimbursement for 7Sisters Curriculum
Some states will reimburse curriculum expenses. However there are guidelines that must be followed. Some 7Sisters curriculum meets that criteria.
Handling Homeschool Fears, Interview with Homeschool Super Freak
Homeschool Super Freak joins us to share tips to calm the nervousness some folks have about homeschooling.
Resources for Learning Spanish, Interview with Karim Morato
Our friend, Karim Morato, joins us to discuss resources for homeschooling high schoolers who want to learn Spanish from a native Spanish speaker.
Tips for Homeschooling High School, Interview with Natalie Mack
Our friend, Natalie Mack, joins us with encouragement and how-tos to help you get started homeschooling high school.
How to Get Teens Interested in Science, Interview with Kristin Moon
Our friend, Kristin Moon, loves science and so do her teens. She shares ideas on how to make science actually interesting for your teens!
Homeschooling Teens with Autism, Interview with Penny Rogers
Penny shares tips and encouragement based on her experience and training as a homeschooling mom of a teen with autism.
Homeschooling Over the Summer
Need to catch up or work ahead? Summer is a good time to gently do some homeschooling extras. Here’s how.
You Are the Right Parent for Your Homeschooler, Interview with Anita Gibson
Anita shares the ways God has chosen you to be the parent of your teens and will equip you to homeschool high school with them.
How to Get Teens Interested in History
Some teens find History to be boring. Here are realistic ways how to get teens interested in this necessary course.
Helping Teens Build Confidence, Interview with Mo Spell
Mo Spell shares her inspiring story of helping her strong-willed, creative son build his confidence and launch into a successful adulthood as entrepreneur.
Homeschool Humor: A Lifeline for Homeschooling High School
If you can laugh about it, you can love it…even during challenging times. Vicki, Sabrina and Kym share laughter about the goofy and challenging times of homeschooling high school.
How to Handle Headbutting with Homeschool High Schoolers
Teens are in the midst of a lot of change: physically, socially and emotionally. This sometimes comes out as headbutting over academics. Here are some tips to help.
How to Get Teens Interested in Career Exploration
You might be surprised how many unusual ways there are to get teens engaged in thinking about their future. Here are some inspiring and useful activities to get teens interested in Career Exploration.
Homeschooling High School during the Summer, Interview with Anita Gibson
Anita shares the balance of rest and finding educational opportunities during the “down time”. After all, all of life is education!
Parenting and Adult Kids, Interview with Stacey Lane Clendaniel
Stacey and Vicki chat about the ways our relationship with our beloved kids changes as they graduate and grow up.
Teens and Screen Time, Interview with Dr. Melanie Wilson
Melanie Wilson of the Homeschool Sanity podcast, shares gracious wisdom about handling teens and their digital world.
Unschooling Homeschool High School, Interview with Julie Polanco
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school. Learn about the creative ways to unschool high school with our friend, Julie!
How to Talk to Shy Teens
Every teens is different. Shy teens have their own communication rhythms. Here are some tips for talking with them and motivating them.
Realistic Expectations for Homeschool High Schoolers
Sabrina, Vicki and Kym share ways to help teens understand how to manage their expectations about life, time and academics. (Helps us moms, too!)
300th Episode Celebration! We Answer Your Questions!
Celebrate with us! We are so excited to have shared 300 episodes with you! In this fun episode, Sabrina, Vick and Kym share a Q&A of questions from our 7th Sisters about 7Sisters!
A Book and a Movie, Interview with Ticia Messing
We chat with Ticia about ways to use books with their movies as curriculum for homeschool high school.
Discussing Dating with Homeschool Teens, Interview with Melanie Wilson
Dating can be a difficult topic in the homeschool community. Dr. Melanie Wilson shares some gracious perspectives on dating and relationships with homeschool teens.
How to Handle Bullying, Interview with Candace Dugger
Bullying is a problem throughout American culture. Here’s how to help teens deal with it when it arises.
What Are Levels in Homeschool High School? Special Replay
This episode explains how to earn various levels of academic rigor in core courses so that teens build the transcript they need.
Special Replay: How to Get Transcripts Exactly Right
As you know, there’s not ONE right way to handle transcripts. However, here are some tips we found that work!
Homeschooling in Imperfect Circumstances
Life sometimes presents frustrating (or worse) circumstances- even in the homeschool year! Here are some tips to help navigate schooling during imperfect times.
Special Replay: Handling Difficult People During the Holidays
Some people are so difficult! Here are some tips for you and your teens for handling those challenging relatives or visitors.
Strength in Adversity, Interview with Meredith Curtis
Our podcast colleague from Finish Well Podcast, Meredith Curtis, joins us to talk about finding strength and encouragement during tough times.
Homeschooling a Strong-Willed Teen
Encouraging and practical tips for homeschooling strong-willed teens while loving it (and loving them).
Each Homeschooler is Unique, Interview with Sue Sobczak
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.
What is Virtual Home Learning? Interview with Melissa Perkins
What is Virtual Home Learning? Learn about a unique kind of digital education program with Master Students!
Helping Teens Own Their Education, Interview with Meryl van der Merwe
Teens feel best when they are invested in their education. Here are some tips from an experienced homeschool mom (and the host of the Homeschooling with Technology podcast.
Ten Tips for Terrific Transcripts
Teens need their transcripts to accurately reflect their hard work. Here are 10 tips to help!
College Success Tips for Homeschool Graduates
Must-knows for homeschool grads heading to college.
If I Could Talk to My Younger Self, Advice from Sabrina
Sabrina gives advice to her younger self that will help her feel more peace and confidence in homeschooling high school.
How to Have a Homeschool Mindset…Not a Platypus!
How to set your mind for peace and success. We are not offering platitudes (or platypuses), just real-life encouraging how-tos.
Lessons My Parents Taught Me, Interview with Katie Waalkes
Second generation homeschooler, Katie Waalkes of Life in the Mundane, shares encouragement for homeschooling high school success, based on what she learned from her folks.
Goals and Grading Writing for Homeschool High School
We get so many questions about grading writing and how to know how much writing teens should do. Here we have some helpful guidelines for homeschooling parents.
Including Teens in Family Learning, Interview with Amy Sloan
Another second generation homeschooler! Amy Sloan shares what is working for her homeschooling family to keep teens involved with some of the family learning.
What Military Recruiters Are Looking For in Homeschool High Schoolers
We talk with a military recruiter (who loves to have homeschoolers join the services, btw). He shares tips for preparing for the military recruitment process.
How to Handle Shakespeare for Homeschool Co-ops
Sabrina shares practical and fun tips for teaching Shakespeare to your homeschool teens at co-op.
Homeschool Mom, Take a Break, Interview with Latonya Moore
Our friend, Latonya, talks about the importance of taking breaks- in all kinds of ways. Too good to miss!
Why Teach Human Development in Homeschool High School
Other than it’s one of Vicki’s favorite courses…Human Development is a life-prep course that carries a lot of benefits.
Fun Drama Camp for Homeschool High Schoolers
How to do a drama camp with your local homeschool group. Loads of ideas from Sabrina.
Activities to Enrich Psychology Credits
Is your teen earning a Psychology credit this year? Are you teaching Psychology in co-op? Here are some activities to liven things up!
Psychological First Aid in Homeschool High School
How to keep your homeschool high schoolers healthy and self-aware. Also tips for times that glitch.
Leadership Skills for Introverts and Extroverts
All teens are leaders in something, somewhere. Some love it, some don’t. Either way, all need skills so that they feel comfortable leading when they must. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for tips.
Emphasizing Relationships with Your Teens, Interview with Connie Albers
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.
Training Teens to be Civil in an Uncivil World
Good manners and the fruit of the Spirit don’t go out of style, even if the world is exalting meanness and mocking. Here are tips for helping your teens to be the people God created them to be.
We Don’t Mom-Shame
Sabrina and Vicki talk about mom-shaming: how to avoid falling into it and how to stay away from it. We want to love and encourage like Christ! Join us for hope and encouragement.
Getting Your Homeschool Organized, Interview with Tatiana Adurias
Tatiana has to be organized because she has been homeschooling six kids! Here are some gracious things that have worked for her and her family. Join Vicki and Tatiana for ideas and encouragement.
Homeschooling Multiple Ages, Interview with Tiffany Jefferson
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.
Keeping Up With Paperwork, Interview with Ann Karako
Join Vicki and our friend, Anne, again! We are talking about keeping up with paperwork. Ann shares realistic and merciful tips that will help you feel SOOO encouraged!
HSHSP Ep 189: The Importance of Homeschool Community, Ann Karako
Popular homeschool guide, Ann, joins Vicki to share about community for moms homeschooling high school.
HSHSP Ep 188: Mentoring Relationships for Homeschool Moms, Interview with Jamie Erickson
Homeschool moms need encouragement and support, especially during their teens’ high school years. Join Vicki and Jamie Erickson for some tips on how to receive mentoring and be a mentor.
HSHSP Ep 187: Lessons from a Homeschooler, Interview with Noah Tetzner
Join Vicki and homeschool graduate and podcaster, Noah Tetzner, with tips on how teens can start a podcast and other advice for success as a homeschool high schooler.
HSHSP Ep 186: Careers that Don’t Require College, Interview with Susan Stewart.
Tips for career exploration success for teens who aren’t college-bound.
HSHSP Ep 185: Helping Teens Write Myth Fantasy, Interview with Will Hahn
This popular homeschool teacher share tips for fun high school writing project. Inspire your teens with an amazing 5 week, 5 page paper. A favorite of our local teens!
HSHSP Ep 184: Best Educational Apps and Audits for Homeschool Families, Interview with Leah Nieman
Join Vicki and Leah as they discuss good educational apps for homeschool high schoolers and the what and why of social media audits.
HSHSP Ep 183: Apprenticing Your Teens for Adulthood, Interview with Susan Landry
How to find balance between being a helicopter mom and a let-them-go mom. Join Vicki and our friend, Susan Landry of The Sparrow’s Home on the joys of mentoring homeschool high schoolers!
HSHSP Ep 182: Tech Skills for Teens, Interview with Meryl van der Merwe
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.
HSHSP Ep 180: Integrating Career Exploration into High School Curriculum
Combine Career Exploration and academics and help your teens earn useful credits. Language Arts and Career Exploration can fit well together. Join Vicki for this practical discussion.
HSHSP Ep 179: Career Coaching with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Jamie Beck
Join Vicki and homeschool mom and career coach, Jamie Beck for an informative discussion on Career Exploration and how to help teens make realistic choices.
HSHSP Ep 178: What’s Good and Bad about Tech for Teens, Interview with Leah Nieman.
Guidelines for parents for keeping teens safe and ideas for providing teens with great educational resources. Join Vicki and our friend, Leah Nieman for important information!
HSHSP Ep 177: Becoming a Mompreneur, Interview with Cheryl Pitt
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!
HSHSP Ep 176: Hands-on Learning in Homeschool High School
Homeschool high schoolers sometimes getting bored with their studies? Vicki is joined Susan Evans reminds us that teens don’t outgrow the need for experiential learning.
HSHSP Ep 175: How Teens Can Explore Psychology as College Major
How to create career exploration credits in Psychology for homeschool high schoolers who want to explore whether it would be a good career choice.
HSHSP Ep 174: Teaching About Presidents’ Wives, Interview with Jill Hummer
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.
HSHSP Ep 173: Career Pathways for Homeschool High School
Be prepared for what comes after graduation! Join Vicki, 7Sister Marilyn and our friend, Barb, to explain Career Pathways for building a great transcript and great life preparation experiences.
HSHSP Ep 172: Homeschooling High School with Special Needs Teens, Interview with Peggy Ployhar
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.
HSHSP Ep 171: Planning Homeschool High School
Build your confidence with these tips for planning homeschool high school. Join Sabrina and Vicki for practical tips for building a successful academic year.
HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens
Join Vicki and our friend, Lisa Nehring of Skills 101 podcast, as they share practical ways parents can help their teens learn soft skills that are necessary in this digital age.
HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane
Our friend, Stacey Lane, joins Vicki and Kym for a rollicking discussion about what happens when you hit the BIG transition: the last kid graduates!
HSHSP Ep 168: Dealing with Discouragement in Homeschool High School
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.
HSHSP Ep 166: Helping Teens Prepare for Their First Job Interview
Give teens the edge and confidence they need for their first job interviews with these important skills. Join Vicki for this detailed, how-to discussion.
HSHSP Ep 165: Teens and Legalism, Interview with Kendra Fletcher
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!
HSHSP Ep 164: How and Why to Use Literature Study Guides
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!
HSHSP Ep 163: Different Philosophies of Homeschooling High School
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.
HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling for Homeschooling High School, Interview with Danielle Papageorgiou
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.
HSHSP Ep 161: Why Teach Philosophy in Homeschool High School, Interview with Dr. Micah Tillman
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*.
HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool High School Co-op
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.
HSHSP Ep 159: How to Enjoy Being Mom of a Just-Average Homeschool Teen
Most teens are average, but all teens are gifted by God for something that will bless his kingdom. Join Sabrina and Vicki for a lively discussion about *just average* homeschool teens.
HSHSP Ep 158: Helping Teens Overcome Perfectionism
Teens sometimes are stressed, overwhelmed and shut down by perfectionistic tendencies. Join Vicki for a discussion about 2 types of perfectionists and how to help each of them.
HSHSP Ep 157: What Makes 7SistersHomeschool’s Curriculum so Awesome?
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!
HSHSP Ep 156: How to Not Be Intimidated by Homeschooling High School, Interview with Misty Bailey
Join Vicki and our buddy, Misty Bailey, for a you-can-do-it discussion on why and how you can have confidence to homeschool high school!
HSHSP Ep 148: Coding for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Paul Drake of Coding Apprentice
Vicki and Paul discuss coding for teens and ways to develop those skills into an employable portfolio that doesn’t require a college degree! Join us!
HSHSP Ep 147: Soft Skills for Teens: Helping Teens Create a Welcoming Culture
Teens need to be empowered with the soft/social skills that will help them avoid cliques and create an environment where everyone is welcome. Join Kym and Vicki for a powerful how-to discussion.
HSHSP Ep 146: Helping Teens Find Their Passions, Interview with Cindy West
Help homeschool high schoolers explore their interests and passions for a great education. Join Vicki and Cindy West for an inspirational and informative how-to discussion.
HSHSP Ep 145: Movies for Educational Purposes
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.
HSHSP Ep 144: Writing Research Papers, Interview with Kat Patrick
Intimidated by writing research papers? Join Vicki and our friend, Kat Patrick as they share tips for helping homeschool high schoolers develop skills for research paper writing.
HSHSP Ep 143: Financial Literacy for Homeschool High Schoolers
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.
HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching, Interview with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA
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).
HSHSP Ep 141: Handling Difficult People at Holiday Events
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.
Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 140: Homeschooler Becomes Podcaster. Interview with History of Vikings Podcaster, Noah Tetzner
Homeschool high schoolers can do some amazing things; and they don’t need to wait until they graduate. Join us for a delightful interview with Noah Tetzner, of the popular History of Vikings Podcast!
Homeschool HighSchool Podcast Ep 139: Finding Success in College, Interview with Kendall Smythe
Join Sabrina, Kym, and Kym’s daugher, Kendall, for a homeschool graduate’s perspective on what makes for a successful college experience. Homeschool high school graduate do great with Kendalls tips!
HSHSP Ep 138: Teens and Depression
Vicki is a mental health counselor, besides being a 7Sister and HSHSP podcaster. She discusses depression in homeschool high schoolers, what it looks like and what to do about it.
HSHSP Ep 137: What Are Umbrella Schools for Homeschool High School?
Join Sabrina, Kym and Marilyn for a fun and very helpful discussion of an organization that has many different names: umbrella school, hybrid school, university-model school, charter school.
HSHSP Ep 136: Teaching Teens to Cope with Stress, Interview with Marianna Chambers
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.
HSHSP Ep 135: Heavy Equipment Mothering
Helicopter moms, snowplow moms…heavy equipment moms. Are you one? Do you know one? Do your *friend* a favor and tell them about this fun but helpful episode.
HSHSP Ep 134: How to Ask for a College Recommendation Letter
You get a better recommendation letter if you follow simple politeness guidelines. Vicki has written hundreds of recommendation letters, so she is sharing tips for getting best results.
HSHSP Ep 133: How to Handle it When the Curriculum is Wrong for Your Teens
Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun (and useful) bunch of ideas for when you’re stuck with a bad-fit curriculum! Don’t despair! There is hope!
HSHSP Ep 132: College Success Tips, Interview with Carly Smythe
Join Kym for an interview with her youngest daughter, Carly. Carly is a homeschool graduate and college athlete so she has lots of tips for success in college.
HSHSP Ep 131: Handling Homeschool Countdowns
Feeling the crunch of big deadlines? Having too much stress? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some silly fun and meaningful tips.
HSHSP Ep 130: Field Trips for Homeschool High Schoolers
Don’t loose the richness of homeschooling just because your kids are teens! Join Sabrina and Kym for how and where to get your teens involved in experiential learning.
HSHSP Ep 129: Creationist and Scientist?
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.
HSHSP Ep 128: Homeschooling and the Holidays
Plan early in the fall for a great holiday season. That is, homeschool planning and meaningful holiday activities. Here’s how with Sabrina and Kym.
HSHSP Ep 127: Being African-American and Homeschooling
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.
HSHSP Ep 126: Grandparents and Homeschool High School
If you have grandparents nearby or not, you’ll finds tips and encouragement in this interview with Dr. Gerald and Betty Culley (parents of 7Sisters Sabrina and Allison).
HSHSP Ep 125: Healthily Handling Homeschool Co-op Lunchtime Chaos
Homeschool co-ops are the best! Lunchtime at co-op can be the best…or the worst. Here are tips from Sabrina and Vicki on how to make homeschool lunchtime great again!
HSHSP Ep 124: Homeschool Graduate Becomes a Teacher, Interview with Rebekah Groop
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.
HSHSP Ep 123: How to Successfully Schedule the Homeschool Highschool Year
How do you handle scheduling for homeschool high school? There are lots of academics and real life! Join Sabrina and Vicki for encouragement and helpful tips.
HSHSP Ep 122: Homeschooler Becomes a Veterinarian, Interview with Dr. Sarah Varnell
Dr. Sarah Varnell is a University of California vet school graduate and works as anequine vet in Cincinnati. How did she do it? Join Vicki and Sarah for this informative interview.
HSHSP Ep 121: Why is Junior Year SO Important for Homeschool High School?
Junior year is a pivotal year for teens, whether they are college bound or career bound, they need to invest well in their 11th grade year. Join Sabrina, Vick and Kym for a fun explanation why.
HSHSP Ep 120: How to Create the PERFECT Homeschool Transcript!
While there’s not ONE right way to create a transcript, here are some tips for making your transcript fit your teens’ needs and goals.
HSHSP Ep 119: Homeschooling Middle Schoolers Interview with Latonya Moore
Join Vicki and Latonya Moore as they discuss homeschooling middle school and goals for high school.!
HSHSP Ep 118: Annoying Questions for Homeschoolers: What about Socialization?
Ever get tired of the question? It will never go away but you can have some intelligent answers. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun discussion and tips.
HSHSP Ep 117: How to Create a Great Transcript Using Levels With 7Sisters Curriculum?
Now that you learned about Levels in Ep 116, here are some specific examples on how to apply Leveling to 7Sisters curriculum. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun discussion.
HSHSP Ep 116: What Are Levels in Homeschool High School?
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.
Episode 115: How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool
Language Arts is a time-consuming and important credit for homeschool highschoolers. Join Sabrina and Kym for a helpful discussion on how to plan well so that the things your teens need are covered.
Episode 114: How to Teach What You Don’t Know
How can a homeschool mom teach something she doesn’t know? There are lots of ways! Sabrina and Kym will share them with you.
Episode 113: 10 Job Hunting Tips for Teens
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.
Episode 112: Adapting to Unexpected Changes in Your Homeschool
We work hard to plan well, that’s good! Then it is difficult when unexpected interrruptions and changes happen. Sabrina and Kym give some helpful tips on recalibrating.
Episode 111: What Are Your Teens Surrounded By? Empowering Them
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.
Episode 110: What’s it Like to be a Homeschool Senior?
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.
Episode 109: How to Start a Homeschool Co-op Your Teens Will Enjoy
Homeschool co-ops can be marvelous or maddening. The difference often lands in the planning process. Here are tips for creating a homeschool co-op your teens (and you) will enjoy.
Episode 108: Helping Non-College-Bound Teens Find Success
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.
Episode 107: Homeschool Swimmer Makes it to Harvard
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.
Episode 106: Making the Most of Community College
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.
Episode 105: Digital Options for Homeschool Highschool
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?
Episode 104: Teaching Shakespeare and loving it!
Join us and our friend, Kat Patrick (a Shakespeare expert) for tips on teaching Shakespeare in a meaningful and engaging way to your teens- even if you have NO Shakespeare background!
Episode 103: Science Credits for Non-Science Majors
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.
Episode 102: Helping Teens Prepare for Military Careers, Interview with Gretchen Mahoney
Got a teen interested in a military career? How do you help him/her prepare? Join Vicki and her homeschool mom-friend and colleague, Gretchen Mahoney, for tips and her story.
Episode 94: Choosing College Degrees, Interview with Dr. Renae DuncanShould your teen work toward an: AA, BA, BS, BN, BFA, or what? Join us for an interview with Dr. Renae Duncan, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies at Murray State University. She is an expert in helping teens find the right fit for their college choice!
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).
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.
Episode 1: Welcome! Who Are the 7Sisters and How Can They Help You Homeschool Highschool?
In episode 1 of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast, Sabrina & Vicki of 7sisterhomeschool.com help connect you with homeschool high school success. Let them be your big sisters as they share why homeschooling high school years are the best years yet! AND how the 7Sisters at 7SistersHomeschool.com can help those great years happen!