What can homeschooling parents do to help their teenage sons avoid the pitfalls of adolescence? One Patrick Henry College student remembers his parents' approach as he talks with Chairman Michael Farris next on Home School Heartbeat.
Today's guest is Mark Wohlschlegel, who's a Patrick Henry College junior majoring in government and last year's student body president. Mark, welcome to the program.
Thanks, Dr. Farris.
Mark, homeschooling doesn't guarantee that kids are going to pass smoothly through that stage of adolescence. You've been a real leader at the collegeas I've said, been the student body president, summer camp coordinator. Did your parents do anything to help you develop these leadership skills, or were you just kind of born that way?
The first thing is that they taught me the value of hard work. Second, my parents gave me much responsibility growing up. I think it was by the age of 10 or 11 I was already babysitting my younger brothers and sisters, and the older and older I got, the more and more responsibility I got. Lastly, they really set a good example for me for loving people and serving them. The biggest place to learn to be a servant is in the home, but I think these character qualities have really taken me a long way and leadership positions naturally flow to somebody who's responsible, hardworking, and desires to be a servant.
Mark, thanks so much. I am confident that God's going to continue to bless as you lead this country in the years ahead. I'm Mike Farris.
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