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Maintaining Sanity
Volume 45, Program 20
6/6/2003
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Is your teenage homeschool son driving you crazy? See how other parents managed as Chairman Michael Farris interviews a Patrick Henry College student today on Home School Heartbeat.

    Mike Farris:

    Getting through the teenage years can be real a challenge, especially sometimes working with your sons. Today I'm talking with PHC sophomore, Matthew Brownfield about how he made it through that rite of passage. Matthew, welcome to the program.

    Matthew:

    Thanks, Dr. Farris.

    Mike Farris:

    Matthew, what was your biggest challenge as a teenager?

    Matthew:

    Dealing with the fact that sometimes I could be wrong. That was a struggle throughout all my high school years.

    Mike Farris:

    What did your mom and dad do to get around that problem?

    Matthew:

    Well, I think actually the biggest thing my parents did was begin homeschooling. I didn't begin homeschooling until the 9th grade. I was public educated all the way through up to that point, and I don't think any of us really realized the attitude problem that I had, especially with authority and not being able to admit that I was wrong. And getting in the environment with my mom especially on a daily basis just acted really to humble me in a lot of ways. You know, you can be wrong, and you are quite often, honestly. You know, to look at that and to get me in a situation that was a little more real to where there was authority there that I had to respect and that I had to obey was very helpful.

    Mike Farris:

    Matthew, thanks so much for being on our program. May God bless you in your studies as well as your future! I'm Mike Farris.

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