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Homeschool Dads Talk

About why we fathers chose to homeschool

Comfort Zone for the Homeschooling Dad
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
Jeff was in torment. How would his children ever make a living as adults? How could his wife condone so much wasted time? Were the children’s minds sinking into quicksand? By Win and Bill Sweet.

The Dad Report
What’s a Dad to do other than to feel like a minor ground crew player to a hotshot fighter pilot and wingman who have all the fun and get the glory?

Distinguished Visitors
I learned almost a year in advance that we would be having distinguished visitors coming to stay with us. No one seemed to know for how long, except to say that we should prepare for a long visit, as they were being sent to learn absolutely everything they could about their host community and country, and they came with very little preparation. David H. Albert

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The Homeschool Diaries
Paul Elie is a senior fellow with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. A look about why this New York family decided to homeschool, and what their typical days are like. Paul does math with his kids before work.

Homeschooler’s Widower
Todd Wilson wrote this from a Christian perspective, but I’ve seen secular and Jewish homeschool marriages fail for many of the same reasons.

Homeschooling Dads
Most folks assume homeschooling dads go off to work each day while moms stay home to teach the kids. For many families, that’s certainly the case. However, there’s a new breed of homeschooling dads: those not satisfied being merely an observer.

How Dads Participate in Homeschooling
Since the recent discussions about fathers and homeschooling on K-Dad.net and Spunky Homeschool, I’ve spent some time thinking about all the things that Henry does which helps our homeschooling be successful.


David Albert
Author of “And a skylark sings with me,” David (in photo to left) is a self-confessed recovering school person. He is now an advocate of child-led learning, seeing his role as “dad” as providing the opportunities for his daughters to follow their dreams, and Wow! What dreams they have made come true!

Jim Muncy’s Essays on Homeschooling
This homeschooling father had 17 essays here last I looked, all on one page. But his thoughts and observations are light and sometimes humorous, always enjoyable.

Love, work and… wrestle?
Jer is a husband, father of two boys and a servant of Christ Jesus. Born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan NYC, by immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and I now live on the West Coast.

A Man’s Perspective
An Islamic father in Canada talks about his reason for supporting homeschooling, even though at times he’d prefer to have more of his wife’s attention. He feels homeschooling is better for his children’s Deen, their confidence, and more.

Official Weirdos
Homeschool Humor by VHEA’s “Dad Files”Columnist, Troy Elliott. Like any rational adult, I prefer to base my perception of reality on a combination of broad generalizations and a simplistic worldview drawn mostly from my personal experiences and the occasional Beverly Hillbillies episode.


Seven Steps in Preparing to be a Homeschool Father
Steven Wood writes from the perspective of a Catholic father thinking about homeschooling.

About how we actually homeschool

Childhood and Early Education. Mill, John Stuart. 1909-14. Autobiography
But my father, in all his teaching, demanded of me not only the utmost that I could do, but much that I could by no possibility have done. What he was himself willing to undergo for the sake of my instruction, may be judged from the fact, that I went through the whole process of preparing my Greek lessons in the same room and at the same table at which he was writing.

A Father’s Guide to Successful Homeschooling
Teaching a child about life is really very simple. The hard part is changing how we think.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Stranger than fiction. Daniel Kirk is a Stay-at-home home-schooling dad of one son who has autism, and another who’s just as ornery as his dad.

Lament of a Homeschool Dad
With God taking the lead, I realize that my wife and my children need me to become a more integral part of the learning process. And, with God’s help, I will be able to take the lead and bring my children into a spiritual and educational land of promise that’s overflowing with milk and honey. By Joel King.

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids
Jens Peter de Pedro says that five of the 10 fathers in his homeschooling group work in tech, as do two of the eight mothers. “There is a way of thinking within the tech and startup community where you look at the world and go, ‘Is the way we do things now really the best way to do it?’” de Pedro says. “If you look at schools with this mentality, really the only possible conclusion is ‘Heck, I could do this better myself out of my garage!’”

Online Dads

Christian Homeschooling Dads
So, there is a group for Christian Homeschooling Moms, so I decided to make a group for Christian Homeschooling Dads. I will admit, my wife does about 65% of the work with the children while I am at work, but I do help out when I am available.

Homeschool Dads Network
This Facebook group is for fathers whose children have the best teachers in the world — their mothers. The goal is to create a network where the Dads can talk about their role in the homeschooling, share tips on how to get more involved, and make professional connections with other Dads if they are their own bosses or want to be.


Homeschool Dad Podcast
Weekly podcasts from Rick Abbott. Began in May 2007. Plays too fast online. Download it and the speed is normal.

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