Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Is your home-schooled teenage son a challenge to motivate? Tune in this week to hear Michael Farris discuss solutions to this problem on Home School Heartbeat.
With the birth of our sixth child in 1988 we entered the wonderful world of boys. Now we find ourselves teaching a teenage son. Some boys sail through the changes of adolescence smoothly. But many moms I talk to, my wife included, find motivating their teenage sons to excel in schoolwork a real challenge.
We'll talk this week about four types of students.
First: the plodder. This guy moves along like a tortoise. He gets his work accomplished, does a decent job, but it takes forever!
Second: the quick finisher. This boy focuses on the present, and wants to get the job done. Any quality of work satisfies him because finishing is his goal.
Third: The pleasure seeker. If he enjoys the subject, this kid does a terrific job. He excels! But when the subject becomes difficult or boring, he slacks off.
And finally, Mr. Distracted. Let's face it, there are a lot of things to think about besides schoolwork. This boy is having trouble focusing, and needs help to block out the siren song of other activities.
Moms, take heart. The God of wisdom, who created your son, knows him intimately. He knows just how to motivate your son to learn. Tune in all week for ideas to help your son establish and meet goals for school that will please you and the Lord. I'm Mike Farris.
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