Show 205…Thriving in the 21st Century: Barbara Frank



Joining me on The Sociable Homeschooler, where I believe homeschooling is a unique lifestyle, is Barbara Frank a homeschooling mother of two boys and two girls who have all graduated and all but one of them is living away from home.  Like our family they spent a lot of time together during the formative years.  Barbara’s husband, Tim, worked from home and they were all together in the house for a long time and lived to tell the tale!  Also, similar to my family, the debate about whether to go to college or not was aired and the conclusions drawn were varied and respected!  Barbara is the author of, Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers, a curriculum she wrote for her teenagers to help them live on their own with a goal of financial freedom.  She and her husband started a company called Cardamom Publishers in 2003 to publish this first book and several others followed including, Thriving in the 21st Century, Women of the Old Testament: 14 In-Depth Bible Studies for Teens, and The Imperfect Homeschooler’s Guide to HomeschoolingDon’t ask, we homeschooling Mums know how to manage our time!  Barbara often speaks to home education groups about homeschooling, and is also a freelance writer/editor and former newspaper reporter whose work has appeared in Focus on the Family Magazine and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. She has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Today our conversation will centre round letting our teens go, empty nest and the worry about adult children who are rebelling against their parents’ morals now that they have left home.

I’m all set so grab whatever it is you’re drinking and let me engage you with the latest and greatest from the household of the McNenys where we dreamed with our children and encouraged them to be creative and responsible and upstanding citizens.  Are you ready?


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