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Episodes 7-8: Getting Your Teen Back on Schedule

UGH, this is the worst thing, but we’ve all been there. If you haven’t yet, you will. Or you’re perfect. Or your teen is perfect. So you pick which one applies to you, LOL.

The scenario goes like this: you’re cruising along, thinking everything is wonderful and your teen is chugging along on schedule, and then in one way or another you find out that neither of these things are true. Everything is NOT wonderful, because your teen is NOT on schedule. In fact, they are a gazillion lessons behind.

This actually happened to me.

Maybe more than once.

But the one time that sticks in my brain is when I found out in May that one of my daughters hadn’t done math since January.

That one was on me, too, for not being diligent to REALLY check up on her, for taking her word about how she was doing, yada yada.


The blame and shame is not what these two podcast episodes are about. Instead, I focus on WHAT DO YOU DO NOW. How do you handle this huge hassle (alliteration is my friend) and get back on schedule so your teen is not stuck doing high school until kingdom come?

Listen to the podcast, my friend. Take 15 minutes of your day (or 30 minutes, if you do both episodes) and get some practical tips from one who has been there done that and lived to tell about it.

And BTW the teen lived, too, and is now employed as an accountant and studying for her CPA without procrastinating. Time for growth and maturity—and hard lessons learned while in the relative safety of the homeschool high school environment—can make a huge difference, hello. So hang in there! 🙂 





Episode 7 (Part 1): 

Related Resources:

How to Get Your Teen Back on Track by January

10 Effective Strategies for Motivating Homeschooled Teens

Teaching Diligence to My Teen is a Hill I am Willing to Die On


Episode 8 (Part 2)

I’m realizing that I probably should have had this episode published BEFORE the holiday to give the most help, so I apologize for that! But the tactics really can be utilized at any time of year.

Related Resources:

Homeschooling Teens who are Easily Distracted

How to Deal with Teenagers: Arrogance and Disrespect

When You Fear that Your Homeschooled Teen is BEHIND (in the sense of not doing high school level work)

About the author

Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.

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