“Just you wait until they’re teenagers!”.  I heard this a lot when we had several little ones.  I hated it. My friend used to call these people the “just you waits.”  I couldn’t help but think that God had something better for our kids and our relationships with them.  The teen years hold challenges, but I was right, these years can be both productive and enjoyable!

As homeschooling moms, it’s easy to freak out as we prepare our kids for high school and question whether or not we can actually pull of homeschooling all the way through high school.  Today I talk with my friend, Cheryl Bastian, also a mom of eight (ages 2-29) who worked in education before she had children and has been homeschooling for well over two decades.

You’re going to be both encouraged and equipped through this conversation as we talk about how important perspective is in navigating these very precious years with our kids!

Connect with Cheryl at cherylbastian.com and on her FB pages: Celebrate Simple and Celebrate high school: parents of middle and high school learners

(Please check out my books, The Unhurried Homeschooler and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart)

“You are called to be an instrument of wisdom in your teenage’s life.  To do so, you must b gently, humble, patient and persevering.”-Paul David Tripp