This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 111: Empowering Your Teens to be Influencers. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 111: Empowering Your Teens to be Influencers
What and who influences your teens?
What and who are influenced by your teens?
Sabrina, Kym and Quella (the VERY vocal Seeing Eye puppy) have a meaningful discussion about empowering teens to make wise choices, to choose who they are surrounded by and to become influencers in their world.
By the time that your homeschool highschoolers reach these years they need to be empowered to noticed that they are always
- influencing or being influenced
- leading or following
- learning or teaching
As homeschool parents we want to shelter our teens to keep them from *catching sin* from the world around us. This is good until we think we must be God to our teens and control every aspect of their lives. Sometimes an over-controlling, over-protective parents unwittingly teach teens to:
- Be afraid
- Sneak or rebel in order to explore
Don’t buy into a one-size-fits-all formula for what your teen should be exposed to. Every teens is different in personality and maturity. It takes grace, humility and LOTS of prayer to know what to allow as an influence and how to teach teens to be healthy influencers.
Here are some tips for knowing how to choose what and who your teens are surrounded by:
- Examine your goals for your teens and your family
- Examine your own fears (parenting based on fear makes a mess)
- Teach Human Development course to teens to help them learn to understand themselves and their phases of life
Here’s a great idea, teach homeschool parents can teach their teens:
- Critical thinking
- Value (God values our teens, they can value themselves and value others)
- Understanding themselves
- Understanding their callings
Join Sabrina, Kym and Barking Quella-Dog for a rousing and encouraging chat. In the meantime, enjoy these posts: