Episode 6: Teen Rebels and Prodigals

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Have hope! Teenage rebels can be taught to battle the enemy of their souls instead of battling their parents. Find out what you can do—starting today—if raising a rebellious child. Listen to Episode 6 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: “Teen Rebels and Prodigals.” Deborah Wuehler, a homeschooling mother of eight and the senior editor of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, hosts this episode and draws from her own ten years of parenting a rebellious and dearly loved child. She shares tips that will enable you to not just survive these years but to find purpose in them. Learn how to bring your child closer to your heart and into fellowship with God.


Connect with God’s Word

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,” (Exodus 34:6)

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16b)

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

For more on this topic, click on the links to these articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show "Show teenage rebels what a relationship with God looks like so they will know what to do when they bow the knee." Deborah Wuehler quote on floral background

Connect with the TOS App

Do you have the new and enhanced TOS App? It’s the hub for homeschooling. You can access all The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine articles—and more—wherever you go, whenever you need them. Search for homeschooling topics important to you. You will find curriculum choices, resources, homeschool advice, help, and encouragement. The app content is updated weekly. The TOS App is now better than ever, and it’s free. You can find the TOS App on Google Play or download from the App Store today!   

Connect with Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast

Dianne Craft’s “The Biology of Behavior” is accessible on YouTube. 

Connect with 

What is It is the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. We offer curriculum for preschool through high school, as well as several courses for parents. Find out more about our Christian, self-paced, online homeschooling courses with customizable curriculum at

In today’s podcast, host Deborah Wuehler touched on the importance of nutrition. Family Nutrition is a homeschool health and fitness course available for members of This course helps students learn the basics of nutrition and how small changes now can help them be healthier and more fit as time goes on. The Family Nutrition course supplies information that can be incorporated as each family desires to help each family member find healthy changes that can be implemented and lived with over a lifetime. 

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Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse 

The Canadian Schoolhouse, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, was started in 2018 to offer more support and resources on homeschooling specific to Canadian families. With content in subjects such as geography, history, cooking, and general family life, The Canadian Schoolhouse encourages families in their homeschooling journey in various ways. Check it out today!

Families from Canada and all over will appreciate this article: “Parenting for the Harvest” on The Canadian Schoolhouse site. 

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’s brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and to the Lord. Each week, The Homeschool Minute focuses on the same topic covered in the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast and includes perspectives from a handful of writers. In The Homeschool Minute this week (coming to inboxes on 3/8/23), Deborah Wuehler writes about eight things that can help as you parent a teenage rebel. Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter. 

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 Here’s what you can look forward to next: 

  • 3/13/23: Episode 7—“The Importance of Art and Music” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 3/20/23: Episode 8—“When They Won’t Listen—How to Gain Attention” hosted by Christine Weller of and The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 3/27/23: Episode 9—“Attending Homeschool Conventions: Is it Necessary?” hosted by Gena Suarez of The Old Schoolhouse®

Questions or comments on the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast? We’d love to hear from you at

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