Welcome! We offer a variety of resources for teens and their parents that we hope will help you make the teen years great!
Hal & Melanie
Live Webinar Series to Help You Prepare
Boot Camp 9-12: Getting Geared Up for the Teen Years is a great way to get ready for what’s coming! One of our most popular resources – parents love interacting with each other and asking us questions, too! Check it out here.
College and Career Assessment and Counseling
One on one counseling with Hal & Melanie, who speak coast to coast on making the transition to adulthood, help you and your teen find direction for the future. Check it out here!
Workshops on Teens
Shining Armor: Your Son’s Battle for Purity Now in mp3 download!
Homeschooling Is Not Enough, in CD or mp3
Because none of it will matter if they don’t follow Christ. Many homeschoolers hope and pray that because they’ve homeschooled their children will turn out all right, but unfortunately, we are seeing a number of homeschooled children turning away from God in rebellion. We can’t make our children serve Christ, but we can make sure we aren’t standing in the way! Find out about the power of delighting in your children and loving them as Christ loves us. Learn how to shepherd them through the challenging teen years as they learn to make the faith their own! One of our most popular workshops.
Homeschooling High School and Transcripts: Getting It Done and Getting It Down Now in mp3 download!
(Melanie) Thoughts of high school tend to make even veteran homeschoolers shake in their boots. Scary memories about confusion in algebra class and dissecting frogs make you wonder if you can really do this. Come learn how to plan it, how to do it and even how to tell the rest of the world with a top notch transcript. Melanie Young will help you figure out what they need to take, how to do the classes you are not so sure about (or are sure you can’t) and what records you need to keep. High school can be the most important formative years for your child. Don’t give up now! This workshop will leave you prepared for and excited about high school at home!
Aiming for College
(Melanie) Sometimes our sons will need a college degree and we’ve all been asked, “But can they get into college?” The answer is a resounding yes! Homeschoolers not only get in, but they are often highly recruited and are offered scholarships as well! Come find out how to : choose colleges, make a college visit count, apply for admission and scholarships, demonstrate your record, get financial aid, and decide on a college. Get filled in on all those mystifying things: ECs, FAFSA, PROFILE, ACT, SAT, AP, CC, and CommonApp. Melanie Young has served for many years on scholarship committees and has spent the last few years helping her son and others through the admissions process. Now she’d like to help you!
Checks and Balances: Teaching Your Children to Handle Money Better than the Government Does
How can you counter society’s consumerist mentality and raise children who avoid debt, manage their money and think entrepreneurially? This workshop shows you how, in practical, doable ways, to start raising responsible stewards.
Never Give Up: The Critical Importance of Finish What You’ve Started
It’s easy to get burned out, tired and overwhelmed homeschooling and as the years pass. How can we press on through the opposition of the world, the flesh and the devil and do what we know is right? This funny, hopeful and encouraging session looks at the importance
of finishing what you’ve started and making it all the way to graduation.
Doing Real Things
A Session for Teens and their Parents. Young adults have a tremendous desire to contribute to the world, to do things that matter, yet our culture tells them to wait until they are 22 to worry about that. Is that the Biblical model? Is there a different way to raise sons? Sure! This workshop will give you great ideas that reduce restlessness and rebellion, and train a generation to make a difference for Christ. Teens will be encouraged not to waste their lives, but to step up to the plate and be an adult.
What About Social… Media? Capturing It for Christ! New!
It’s unsettling to hear a Christian parent firmly state, “Our family doesn’t do Facebook,” when their child sent you a friend request last week. Social media is everywhere it seems, and it’s the only way many teens and twenties communicate anymore. Find out how to use social media for ministry and marketing, how to keep it from taking over your life and how to keep your children safe while you do it. Hal and Melanie Young’s Raising Real Men fan page is among the top Christian parenting pages on Facebook, but they can help the most clueless newbie use this new technology for the glory of God.