Youth development and homeschooling a teenager #Homeschool #Homeschooling #BlackHomeschooling

The video above is an excerpt from my presentation “Success in Homeschooling Our Teens” presented June 2020 in the Liberated Minds Virtual Expo.

I talk about the ways that we conflate “outcomes” and “opportunities” and how it is helpful to determine what we want the learning outcomes to be before we plan activities that offer supposed opportunities for our children.

It is challenging sometimes for parents to homeschool teens because of the physical changes young people are experiencing with hormones and the pyschosocial development stage a teen may be encountering. I talk about that and ways we can navigate this process as homeschooling parents. I am homeschooling a teen who is in her last year of high school. I share what I have learned as a homeschooling mama, an educator and a researcher who happens to focus on homeschooling.


Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. is co-founder of Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars (BFHES). Learn more at

Record-Keeping for Your Dual-Enrolled Homeschooled Child

This video is an explanation of what college general education requirements are and how to organize your child’s records if they are homeschooling for high school and taking college courses. It’s hard enough managing your own life, but having to find order to your child’s educational progress to be able to advise them and help them develop order can be overwhelming.

I am still growing in this area and post some of the things I learn or are working on in the Facebook group Dual-Enrolled Homeschooled High School Students. This video was posted there last month. It is long and meandering at times (I was doing too much, lol) but I do eventually have visual examples of how to maintain your records. I do this for all things she has participated in so I can have something to refer to for portfolio reviews and when creating/updating transcripts that she has needed for summer programs and will need for college applications to four-year institutions.

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Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman started SOYA in 2005, sharing this blog as a resource for those who work with youth & are parents. She is co-founder of Black Family Homeschool Educators & Scholars. Learn more at