Darrell N. Forte II

Darrell N. Forte II, a homeschooled teen, has written a must-read book for homeschool students looking for positive and fun ways to enjoy the homeschooling lifestyle. 50 Tips for Homeschooled Teens: 50 Ways to Enjoy Your Homeschooled Life is full of practical advice and creative suggestions that homeschoolers can incorporate into their daily lives.

Forte’s guide is the first and only book of its kind on the market. It came about as a result of the author finding himself at an impasse when his sibling graduated from homeschooling. Darrell knew that he would have to come up with new and creative ways to continue to enjoy his homeschool day. Now the tips that he used are available to all homeschooled teens!

The best part about this guide is that it’s completely customizable. Readers can try one, ten, or all of the tips. Moreover, they can mix and match the tips, adapting them to their own situation. 50 Tips for Homeschooled Teens truly offers something for everyone, with ten chapters on everything from diet and sleep to playing organized sports and preparing for college.

50 Tips for Homeschooled Teens is an easy and fun book to read, and one that you will want to refer to again and again. Since it was written by a homeschool teen, you know the author is on your side. Find out how to enjoy the most exciting and adventurous years of your life to the fullest!

This 74-page paperback book makes a great gift for homeschooling teens and it is available on Amazon.com, so getting a copy couldn’t be easier. See our exclusive interview with the author below!

Homeschooling Teen Q&A with Darrell N. Forte II:

How long have you been homeschooling?

Basically all my life. I have been homeschooled since the first grade.

Where did you get the idea to write a book?

I was motivated by the lack of material and advice for homeschooled teens. So, I decided to journal my own homeschool life for other students in my age group.

How old were you when you published your book?

I was sixteen.

Can you briefly describe the steps it takes to go from a manuscript to a published work?

There is a lot that goes into writing a book. First, you write down your idea on paper. Second, you put the finishing touches on the book by editing and re-editing. Afterwards, you legally copyright your works. Finally, you send your manuscript to a printing company and wait anxiously until you get the first print in your hand.

Do you ever find yourself going back to read some of your own advice?

Yes, I feel it is important to practice what you preach.

What other homeschooling resources do you find most useful?

Homeschooling articles from websites and magazines are one source. Also, a great source of useful information comes from my homeschool group.

What are your favorite subjects?

My favorite subjects are English and History.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Anything sports related and I volunteer in my community.

What are your future plans and aspirations?

Finish high school, graduate college, and then get a job where I can personally make a difference in the world.

If you could impart one piece of advice to homeschooling teens, what would it be?

Your teenage years are by far the most free and fun time of your life, so enjoy them. Be smart and always do your best.

Thanks, Darrell, that’s great advice!


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