As I've worked with thousands of homeschoolers, I've developed a checklist of reasons why homeschoolers may be lazy, lackadaisical, or unmotivated couch potatoes resistant to learning. Many times, motivation is affected by technology. You can read my article and find out more about how technology affects your home in, Balanced Technology in Home Education, an excerpt from my book Technologic: How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries and Stop the Zombie Apocolypse.
Look over this list, and see if you can further evaluate why your teen is causing you grief right now.
Remember that your goal is a general love of learning. You can't make them "love math" or "love writing" but you can help them to not hate it, so they can retain their general love of learning.
Need more help? I have a motivation section in my online resource High School Solution.
Each month there are reminders that will help you in your homeschool journey! Have you looked at the calendar this month for the April homeschool calendar reminders?
Middle School: Make a decision not to panic. Instead, spend some time on continuing education, learning how to homeschool high school. The High School Solution
Freshmen: Plan classes for next year, making sure to
"Houston, we have a problem!" Homeschool parents often approach teaching high school science as if being asked to build the space shuttle. But teaching your kids science doesn't require a PhD. All it requires is a willing heart, an organized approach, and some simple facilitation skills. There is no reason to be scared when it comes to homeschooling high school and
If you have students that like to use a more textbook-centered approach, like I did, then you'll find that this is a good curriculum for your family. The problem becomes what to do with Saxon Advanced Math on your homeschool transcript. For those of you who don't know, my sons both loved the Saxon math curriculum, and used it against my better