Advice Paradise: Motivation, Thoughts, and More

“It’s a jungle out there. Disorder and confusion everywhere. No one seems to care.” Well, WE do! That’s why we started this column… Advice Paradise!



We’re not psychologists, counselors, therapists, or experts – we’re just fellow homeschoolers who are willing to offer a little friendly advice. Sometimes it helps to have a second opinion, and we’re here for you. The Advice Paradise team will answer questions on homeschooling, relationships, religion, and life in general. No question is too trivial. Just ask about anything you want to know! We promise to keep it simple and get straight to the point. In some cases, a bit of wit or sarcasm also does the trick.

Check out the following questions and see if any of them apply to you, or maybe you’ve been in the same situation and have some helpful advice to give someone else. Post a comment if you think you have a better answer!

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  1. How am I meant to find motivation in life when everything I do makes me unhappy?

I am sorry things are bothering you. May I suggest something? Find a poor old lonely widow and help her. Let me know how it goes. Best wishes.

  1. Can the devil give me nasty thoughts?

Martin Luther said, “You can’t stop birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” In other words, you can’t keep the Devil from suggesting thoughts, but you can choose not to act or dwell on them.

  1. Is it okay to have a boyfriend at 15?

You’d better ask your Dad about that. Good luck!

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Do you have a question? Send it to and we will share it with the Advice Paradise team to be posted (anonymously, of course) in the next issue of Homeschooling Teen.

Think you have a better answer or would you like to offer some more advice? Please leave a comment below with the question number for reference. Thanks for helping!

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