Dream Big & Take Action
Goal Conquering for Teens
You’re about to open the door to amazing opportunities for your creative teen!
Are You Ready to Unlock Your Creative Teen’s Potential?
How would you like to start putting your Out-of-the-Box Teen’s goals into action right now?
You know your teen has incredible potential but you’re stuck when it comes to helping them to succeed.
You know they are smart, but they just aren’t great students.
They spend lots of time honing creative talents, but you think they need to do more school work.
You want to UNLOCK YOUR TEEN’S POTENTIAL but have no idea where to start.
Is Your Teen:
Full of dreams but unsure where to begin?
I’ll help your teen to break down the process and find their starting point.
Or unmotivated and not dreaming at all?
Chances are they haven’t discovered what they’re really passionate about or they feel like what they are interested in is out of reach.
I’ll help your teen to find the concrete steps for reaching their dreams.
What if you could…
Guide your Out-of-the-Box Teen to Dream Big & Take Action with concrete steps that take them from dreaming to conquering?
Dream Big & Take Action Goal Conquering for Teens gives you the tools you need to guide your Out-of-the-Box Teen in setting and evaluating goals, so they can conquer their goals and make their dreams come true.
You CAN Dream Big & Take Action with your Out-of-the-Box Teen, who doesn’t quite fit the norm, who has amazing potential, and who has big dreams, in an Out-of-the-Box way.
I get asked all the time how we do high school at home and create space for our teens to be who they are and make their dreams come true.
Let me teach you how to turn your teen’s dreams to real plans that will help your teens to finally take action on their goals.
Goals aren’t just for Type A, super driven people!
This is Rebecca. She’s super artsy and is not a typical overachiever.
But, she’s been making plans and meeting her goals since before high school using our simple system.
Are you ready to help your CREATIVE TEENS turn their BIG DREAMS into GOALS they can conquer?
I can’t wait to help you and your teen make INCREDIBLE PROGRESS towards their biggest goals!
Along with 12 lessons that dive deep into GOAL CONQUERING with teens, you get:
Dream Big & Take Action: Goal Conquering for Teens gives you the tools you need to guide your Out-of-the-Box Teen in setting and evaluating goals, so they can conquer their goals and make their dreams come true.
Dream Big & Take Action: Goal Conquering for Teens means allowing your teens to think beyond anything they’ve considered before and opens up a world of possibilities for them to explore in the high school years.
Just a Few Course Highlights!
The course is designed for you as the parent to watch through first and then print out the guide book and mentor your teen through the process.
This course is for you if:
This course is NOT for you if:
What Students Are Saying
Hear from homeschooling moms like you!
Heather is the Queen of homeschooling strategies to get your student motivated and on track to make and meet their goals.
Heather’s goal setting course is spot on. It’s not just a list of “good ideas” but the actual process she takes her kids through to get excited, take ownership, and make things happen.
Having an out of the box student myself, I know how frustrating it can be to encourage them to be consistent.
This program gives them the confidence and personalized roadmap to stay the course. The course that’s been laid out in a realistic and doable way!
Heather has been so generous in her decades long support of homeschooling moms.
She knows exactly what to do and exactly how to teach you what she knows.
This goal setting program is the perfect first step to a great homeschooling year-our last! for our family.
– Shonda Palmer, Homeschooling Mom of 4 and wellness coach
The goal-setting workshop has been amazing so far. I have a tendency to micromanage my kids’ lives, and it has helped me realize and accept that they need to take ownership. Plus, when they have buy-in, they tend to be more motivated, so it makes the job easier for me.
I particularly found the section on unmotivated teens helpful because I have two of those kids. And their excuse is always, “I haven’t figured what I want to do yet, so I will do nothing.” Having practical ways to address those roadblocks (as well as making me feel normal) while still keeping them accountable has been empowering.
– Kisha Rahming, Homeschooling mom of 3
The goal conquering course contains practical materials to help you and your teen walk through the steps of setting up goals that are achievable.
The course is broken into bite size steps with down to earth videos and handy printables.
Heather is an excellent homeschool mentor with both the educational background and years of homeschool experience to offer guidance and wisdom.
I’ve found her materials and her coaching to be helpful, detailed, and effective.
– Lindsey Carter, Homeschooling mom of 3 teens
I’m on a mission to help families with Out-of-the-Box Teens homeschool high school with peace and confidence.
Homeschooling four of our own Out-of-the-Box Teens, two of whom graduated and are thriving at their dream schools with large scholarships and an Ivy League admission, I want to mentor other families to homeschool differently with purpose and peace.
I went from a public school science educator with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education, to homeschooling four kids in a project based, relaxed environment.
If I can leave behind convention and homeschool Out-of-the-Box Teens, meeting them where they are, so can you!
Do You Ask Yourself What If?
What if things were different?
What if I could help turn things around for my teen?
The 12 lessons in the course aren’t just something we made up to share.
WE USE THIS PROCESS EVERYDAY in our homeschool.
We could have:
- Made our teens learn our way
- Insisted that work be done in a traditional way
- Saved the creative work for last
- Undervalued our teen’s biggest talents
- Led the way instead of handing over the control of their own education to our teens
Dream Big & Take Action: Goal Conquering for Teens is a tool we use to help our homeschooled high schoolers TURN THEIR DREAMS INTO GOALS they can conquer.
The skills they practice help your teens to not only make discoveries about what they love now, it equips them for LIFELONG GOAL CONQUERING!
Meet Our Out-of-the-Box Goal Conquering Teens
We use the Dream Big process in our homeschool everyday. Meet our homeschool graduates who set goals in high school and are now living big dreams in college!
Our oldest is a junior Purdue University with the highest merit scholarship and honors school designation.
He was admitted to the School of Liberal Arts for a degree in Professional Writing and he’s thriving with a minor in Anthropology. He dreams of being a technical writer post college.
He also has a chronic illness which provided a plot twist to his story and continues to give us a lot of experience tapping established protocols for unique students.
Our second oldest, was accepted early admission to Cornell University and she is in her third year working toward a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Science and Apparel Design.
She’s now an honors student doing undergraduate research with a minor in art.
From many years of a project based course of study to an Ivy League design program, her story is an exciting one.
Dream Big & Take Action FAQs
Click on the question to find out the answer to some of the things students ask the most!
How to I access my course?
Once you’ve purchased the course, you have instant access. Simply log in through the menu on my site and look for your course under the picture on the page.
How is the course delivered?
The course is hosted here on my blog and is delivered through an online learning management system. You’ll be able to click in to each lesson, view the downloads, watch the videos, read the lessons, and visit the links all from my blog and you can keep track of progress through the course.
What is the course format?
Each lesson has a video to watch, homework to do with a workbook to download for doing it, and additional reading to learn more about the topic.
How long do I have to complete the course?
Once you enroll in the course, it’s yours forever without a time limit. Revisit lessons, download more planning forms, and watch the videos again any time.
Is this course for parents or teens?
The answer is both! Parents watch the lessons first and lead their teens through the process.
How often should I use the goal conquering process?
Once your teen goes through the process the first time and creates goals, works on them, and evaluates them, it’s time to start again with a new goal.
How much does Dream Big & Take Action: Goal Conquering for Teens cost?
The course fee is a one time purchase of $27 if you purchase now. The course is normally $47.
My teen is new to goal setting. Is this course for us?
Yes! This course is about dreaming, planning, working on, and conquering goals. It’s ok to start slow and try it out and add bigger goals the next time around.
What happens if this course is not a good fit for me?
This process is tried and true and we live by it in our homeschool. It’s a fantastic experience for teens! If you are not satisfied with the course material inside Dream Big & Take Action: Goal Conquering for Teens, you can get your money back. Just ask.
Still Not Sure If this Course is for You? Let Me Tell You the Rest of Rebecca’s Story!
Let tell you my daughter Rebecca’s story. She’s fulfilling big dream that began when she was young.
Rebecca started sewing when she was 8.
It’s the only activity she ever wanted to do more than once.
We found ways to explore sewing with her, always pressing into new skills.
As her skills grew, we provided opportunities for her through low and no cost community efforts, websites, and books.
At 10 she began drafting.
At 11 she started attending university runway shows and decided then she wanted to walk the runway as a designer herself.
At 13 she was entering design contests and she started her sewing school.
Her design was featured in a curated collection with known adult designers and design students.
She taught 10 students in 4 sewing classes from age 13-18. The income from her sewing school allowed her to buy new equipment like a serger.
Throughout high school, she took a course we created called Sewing & Design. She had five credits of this course on her transcript when she applied to design school.
She took on the portfolio with research and designs to help children with sensory disorders.
Rebecca’s experiences and accomplishments were rewarded with one of roughly 25 slots in the Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell University.
In design school, she’s thriving!
Rebecca has won art contests, made the dean’s list, designed a head turner for the annual runway show, and secured a research assistant job in the world renowned costume collection. Rebecca also worked in the department’s dye garden and was chosen as the designer for an environmental grant project all in her freshman year!
Now she’s designing six pieces for this year’s runway show as well as other designs for curated shows she applied for.
Just look at that confident look below!
It captures perfectly a dream realized as she walked the runaway with her model at the very show she committed to being a part of 9 years earlier.
Annie’s Mom Tried Dream Big & Take Action with Surprising Results
When her mom approached Dream Big & Take Action with Annie, she expected her daughter to take a while to come up with what she really wanted to pursue in high school.
She was ready on the spot.
“I want to be a bee keeper.”
I was not prepared for that.
We spent some time looking into that to make sure it was something we could actually do. It was.
Annie made a two-year commitment.
She started taking a bee keeping course in September. She’s also taken a couple of “rabbit trail” classes, like Gardening for Pollinators, and Landscaping with Native Plants.
In January, we ordered her bees, and began buying supplies.
We wanted to have everything she needed, including an Epi-Pen, by the time they arrived.
She had to paint her hives to weather-proof them, and helped her dad build a “bee yard wall” that was sturdy enough to stop soccer balls before they got into the bee yard, and attractive enough to meet with her parents’ aesthetic.
We picked up her bees on the Sunday before Mother’s Day. She installed them in the hive, which of course wasn’t as easy as it looks.
Since then she has been feeding (necessary this time of year), providing water, and other tasks.
She has a veil and suit, a smoker, and all those other fashion accessories.
She’ll do her first monthly hive inspection next week.
She’s joined our local bee keeping club, and is looking for a mentor.
She does have a project journal, which includes class notes, art she’s made, records of books and magazines she’s read, photos she’s taken, and YouTube videos she’s watched. She’s also begun journaling her thoughts and feelings about bee keeping.
She has done lots of independent research.
Bee keeping definitely has some challenges, but it’s a good fit for her – there are creatures to care for, and it links with her love for gardening and her art, and there’s also a strong literary tie which is important to her.
It also requires mental discipline, perseverance, and emotional control – bees are great for pushing your boundaries.
Next year she hopes to be part of the bee keeper program at our local botanical gardens, which will involve public speaking. She’s already able to talk quite knowledgeably about bees. It is an application process, though.
Although I have been involved in a supervisory capacity, she’s doing this on her own.
She chose her learning and is owning it.
She’s become a pretty passionate “bee protector.”
Heather, I’m so grateful for your courses. What a marvelous impact you’ve on our homeschool!
Are you ready to help your Out-of-the-Box teen to Dream Big & Take Action?
Get started by helping your Out-of-the-Box Teen define her dreams and make plans to conquer them!
A goal properly set is halfway reached. – Zig Ziglar
* from Creative Know How: Competencies for Student Success in a World of Change
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