Episode 24: Preparing for Life After High School
How can you help your homeschooler get ready for adult life? What are the options? When to start? Stephanie Morrison and Barbori Garnet discuss aspects to consider for “Preparing for Life After High School” in Episode 24 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show. If you have a teen, tune in!
Connect with God’s Word
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
For more on today’s topic, click on the links to these recent articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:
- “Life after High School”
- “Considerations Before Pursuing a College Degree”
- “Post High School: Options Not Alternatives”
- “Preparing Your Kids for Whatever Path God Calls Them To”
Connect with Today’s Host and Guest
In today’s episode, Stephanie spoke with guest Barbori Garnet. A homeschool graduate based in Alberta, Barbori Garnet is a writer, artist, musician, gardener, and author of Home at the Office: Working Remotely as a Way of Life. She is on staff at The Old Schoolhouse® and The Canadian Schoolhouse and has authored the following articles for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:
- “Virtual Work at Home: A Great Option and Solution for Moms, Families, and the Home”
- “Guinea Pigs—All about These Fun and Unique Animals as Pets!”
Connect with the TOS App
Summer reading is right in your hands with the TOS App from The Old Schoolhouse®. Soak up the latest issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Dig in to ideas for next school year from a decade of back issues with search and share features. Keep smiling with The Homeschool Minute—now available on the TOS App too. Content updated weekly. Discover why the TOS App is better than ever. Grab today at Google Play or the App Store. Sunny days ahead for your homeschool with TOSApps.com.
Connect with SchoolhouseTeachers.com
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse®. With over 400 courses available for PK–12, there’s something for everyone. Here are two courses that might especially be worth adding in for your high schooler.
How can your teen find purpose in life? Whether a teen is overwhelmed or underwhelmed, Living Life with Purpose can provide strength and encouragement through solid Biblical teaching and educational videos. Through four lessons with accompanying worksheets, students are guided through the “deciding period” known as the teenage years.
What is God’s will for my life? How can I know I am choosing the right path? Almost every high school student struggles with these important questions. What’s Next: Discovering God’s Will for Your Life is a six-session course in which students receive Biblical encouragement as they read about folks from the Bible, such as Ruth and Esther, and as they work to find God’s perfect will for their lives.
As mentioned in today’s episode, SchoolhouseTeachers.com provides Free Printable High School/College Prep Worksheets. Get ready for high school or college with these free printable worksheets anyone can use. From planning for future events to making sure everything is tracked in a simple and organized checklist, these high school/college printables are the way to go. There are plenty of planners, checklists, forms, logs, transcripts, and more. You are welcome to share them with your friends!
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Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse
Have you visited The Canadian Schoolhouse site yet? It’s brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse®. Today’s host, Stephanie Morrison, directs The Canadian Schoolhouse. She shared Life After Homeschooling, an excellent collection of articles from The Canadian Schoolhouse filled with additional resources.
Connect with Homeschool College Directory & Resources
You have kept them home, taught them well, and prepared them for life. The time is coming when your high schooler will graduate, spread their wings, and fly. The team that has walked beside you through the homeschooling years is ready to illuminate the path into post-secondary education. The Old Schoolhouse® is pleased to offer Homeschool College Directory & Resources, filled with colleges vying for the attention of homeschoolers. Plus, discover invaluable articles specific to this stage of life and other helpful resources to keep your grad on the right path.
Connect with The Homeschool Minute
Spend a minute with your friends from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!
The Homeschool Minute is a weekly eNewsletter for anyone homeschooling or considering starting. It is brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and to the Lord. Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter.
Connect with the Homeschool Influencer Network
Wanted: Homeschooling parents to spread the word about homeschooling products. The Old Schoolhouse® is launching the Homeschool Influencer Network, and recruitment is happening now. Apply for this exclusive opportunity at: https://bit.ly/ApplyTOSNetwork.
Connect with Upcoming Episodes
New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at HomeschoolShow.com. Here is what you can look forward to next:
- 7/17/23: Episode 25—“Lapbooks, Notebooks, or Unit Studies – Should I Use Them?” hosted by Christine Weller of SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Canadian Schoolhouse
- 7/24/23: Episode 26—“Homeschool Planning: Breathing Room and Simplicity” hosted by Heather Vogler of The Old Schoolhouse®
- 7/31/23: Episode 27—“Before You Begin: Getting and Staying Organized” hosted by Heather Vogler of The Old Schoolhouse®
Questions or comments on the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast? We’d love to hear from you at HomeschoolShow@TheOldSchoolhouse.com.