Month: December 2013

Ten Great Gifts for Homeschool Teens

Teens can be hard to shop for, especially when they only seem to like things with the letter “i” in front of them. As with any gift, consider the person’s interests, and then look for something a little bit different. Here are ten unique gift ideas for teens! Monopoly Empire Game– Hit the big time […]

Shannon McDermott

Shannon McDermott, a homeschool grad, is a Christian author of speculative and detective fiction. Her futuristic novel The Last Heir is available in paperback and Kindle. Her detective short, Sweet Green Paper: An Adventure of Christian Holmes, is available on Kindle. From December 1 through December 3, The Last Heirand Sweet Green Paper are FREE! […]

The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy

 Advancing the Kingdom of Christ through Scholarship, Leadership & Action “The New Geneva Academy is the college for students wanting to know how they can honour the crown rights of King Jesus in the modern world. Under the tuition of men who have thought deeply about the issues at hand, the diligent student should find […]

Five Things Every Engineering Student Needs And Why

By Madyson Ready to blaze a trail to a whole new world? Engineering students are the future, and yet many freshmen and even experienced STEM majors fail to realize that the right equipment can be the difference between a pass or a fail. Here are a five critical tools you should have in your bag […]

6 Crucial Tips You Must Know To Succeed As A Homeschooling Mom

Homeschooling is a home-based schooling trend. Parents have different reasons to educate students at home. For moms who fear the safety of their children, this is the best way to educate and train their kids under their surveillance. On the other hand, there are also mothers who pursue this education method for religious or ethnic […]

Academic Stress: Writing Essay Papers Under Pressure?

  By Elizabeth Terry As the end of the term approaches, students are starting to cram in their academic requirement. Time is running out very fast that they have no time to take a break and even take a nap because once they miss the deadline, they will be in a bigger trouble. Academic stress […]

4 Education Careers that Go Beyond the Normal Scope of a Teacher

By Chaleigh Glass While “teacher” is the most common occupation people think of when they focus on the realm of education, individuals interested in the field of education who do not wish to be a traditional classroom teacher do have several other career options. The following careers all allow individuals to help children learn, but […]

Be Thankful

Country Girls Knowledge, by Katie Be Thankful For those without a reason to be thankful. Be thankful for the people who fight for your country. Be thankful to the workers to keep the country running. Be thankful for the children who see the light in the darkness. Be thankful for your ancestors who fought for […]

Count Your Many Blessings

Life is What You Make of It, by Serenity   Count Your Many Blessings Give thanks to the Lord, count your many blessings. Give thanks for the Father who waits up in heaven. Give thanks during good times, and during bad. Give thank for your family and the good times you’ve had. Give thanks for love and […]

God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

NEW COLUMN! Poems to Ponder, by Hannah Barber   God Doesn’t Make Mistakes Look into the mirror and smile, At the face looking back at you. You are just as beautiful, As the girls you look up to. God doesn’t make mistakes, Every face, He made himself. God sees your beauty, Even when you can’t […]

Giving for the Holidays

By Madeleine Richey We’re just getting into the Holiday season. Thanksgiving has just passed, and it seems that America has expended its capacity for thankfulness. As teens, we’re often prone to get wrapped up in the drama of daily life. The competition with friends can be fierce, and sometimes not all that friendly, when it […]

Knowing is Living – Dangerous Drugs that are Popular with Teens

Teens have become dangerously experimental in the last several years. From smoking unknown substances to taking pills filled with mystery powder, they have become very brave so to speak. Many of these new drugs are simply altered or mixed versions of existing drugs that heightens the feelings or changes the experience and can be potentially […]

A Dystopian Future: The Worlds of 1984 and Brave New World

By Narrelle Gilchrist Part 1 Due to the length of this article, I have chosen to separate it into two parts, which will be published in the December and January editions of Homeschooling Teen. This month’s article will focus on Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, while next month’s will discuss 1984 by George Orwell […]

The Good, the Bad, the Reading

By Nick Maker      We the people of this earth have always progressed so much in our history by inventing, exploring, researching, and how does it all start? In mankind we study our language first, the sound we hear, and the letters we invent to see. That’s how we made the greatest invention that […]

Princesses Don’t Get Fat, by Aya Ling

A fairy tale romance with a plus-sized heroine and plenty of dessert! Amazon Page: (This book is currently FREE on Amazon Kindle!) Amazon Summary: Princess Valeria of Amaranta is fat, but she doesn’t care. All she wants is to eat a lot and lead an idle life. When it is apparent that she cannot […]

What Your Homeschooler Can Learn From Video Games

By Corinne Jacob For many homeschooled teenagers, there is a period where unstructured learning translates to playing video games pretty much all the time. No matter how strongly one believes in learning the natural way, there are bound to be a few misgivings about letting your child sit in front of the gaming console the […]

The Greatest Anime Christmas

Although it is estimated that less than 2% of Japan’s population is Christian, they have adopted many Western traditions. The Japanese are great lovers of festivals and celebrations, including Christmas. But in Japan, Christmas is more of a commercialized romantic holiday, kind of like Valentine’s Day. The main celebration revolves around Christmas Eve, when couples […]