The teen years are a time of transition, and many times teens feel caught between two worlds. Teens yearn to be independent, but they also still need parental support. During this workshop, parents will learn what teens need for optimum emotional health and learn tips for supporting their teens through this important season of life.

Andrea Thorpe is a Christian, a wife, and a mother of three daughters ages 17, 15, and 10. Prior to becoming a homeschooling mom, Andrea earned a bachelor of arts degree in English, an elementary teaching certificate, and a master’s degree in student personnel services. During her nine years in public education, Andrea worked as a classroom teacher and was recognized as Teacher of the Year. For the past twelve years, Andrea has enjoyed teaching her lively trio from the comfort of her family’s New Jersey home. She has taught classes and served within her local homeschool community. In addition, Andrea has written articles for Focus on the Family Magazine (formerly Thriving Family) and Family Magazine by Well Planned Gal. She has spoken at The Southeast Homeschool Expo in Atlanta, Georgia and has appeared on Today with Hoda and Jenna. Andrea has written two books.