With me today is Patrick Henry College’s newly elected student body president, Will Glaser. He is a homeschool graduate from Oregon who is working on a degree in history, although right now he is working on fence posts in California as we’re talking. Will, thank you so much for joining me in the program.
It's good to be here.
Will, I wanted to ask you what you think are some of the keys for homeschooling parents, and all parents in general, to raising teenage boys in a way that they turn out strong, ready to lead, good character, all those things. What are some insights you have?
Sure, well I think one of the things is treating young men like men, having high expectations from them, not expecting them to be immature and irresponsible. Even at a young age, my parents gave me lot of responsibilities and, especially my dad, he taught me how to work with him, taught me how to do things, and he really expected me to act like a man, to work like a man, even at a really young age, even my early teenage years and I think that’s really important in raising teenage boys. For one thing, young men like to be treated like men. It really makes them feel good when they’re treated by their parents as if they are adults, and it really helps them to try to live up to those expectations.
Will, thank you very much. I’m Mike Farris.