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.
And What Does Your Husband Do?
The eyebrows went up immediately. “You’re going to stay home with the kids?” several friends asked him incredulously. One guy laughed out loud. “You’ll never do it – you’ll be looking for a job next week!” By Isabel Shaw, HEM N/D 2002.
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
Fear of Failure
Well, tomorrow morning I’ll get up and see if I can quiet my mind. See if I can listen rather than speak. See if I can have faith, and see if I can let a dream unfold. By Perry Venson, HEM M/A 07.
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.
Todd Wilson wrote this from a Christian perspective, but I’ve seen secular and Jewish homeschool marriages fail for many of the same reasons.
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.
So what’s a father who has to work 40-50 hours a week to do? Faced with this problem, I have tried to develop some habits to help me become more a part of my children and their education. Hopefully, by sharing these habits here, they can be of use to other fathers who may feel disenfranchised from the homeschooling experience and don’t know what to do about it. By Brad Beckerman, HEM J/F 97.
Homeschooling and the Type A Dad
I don’t think when Holt formulated the unschooling approach, he ever really planned on it appealing to individuals with type A personalities. By Brad Beckerman, HEM J/A 03.
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.
Interview with 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.
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.
Welcome Home, Dad!
It used to be a case of the sad, mad, bad Dad. But now that he’s home full time, we have a happy pappy on our hands.
About how we actually homeschool
The Boots That Wouldn’t Float
Jeff Kelety explores a desert island with his kids learning oh so many things. [HEM]
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.
Homeschooling and the Type A Dad
I’ve had to look at who I am, and how close I really am to this perfect unschooling guy I’ve had dancing around my imagination since the idea first took hold. By Brad Beckerman, HEM J/A 03.
Gary Wyatt writes in HEM. More involvement on the part of fathers is essential for both the well-being of homeschooling families and the entire homeschool movement.
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.
Notes From a Homeschooling Dad
We, as homeschoolers, have the unique privilege and opportunity to regard our children’s joy and curiosity and engage in an amazing process that at times calls upon us to “Do nothing, conscientiously.” Jeff Kelety, in Home Education Magazine [HEM].
Jeff Kelety is continually surprised and delighted at the manner in which homeschooled children, his in particular, come to new levels of knowledge and experience entirely of their own accord, without the aid of institutional learning. [HEM]
When Dad Homeschools
From Breadwinning to Baking. By Jim Dunn. Home Education Magazine. Even among homeschoolers nationally, I am one of only .5% of primary caregivers who are fathers.
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.
We’re continuing to grow! We now have about 100 registered members in the forum, with several “guest” regulars, and over 600 posts! So if you haven’t registered yet, please do so and join in on the fellowship of fathers who homeschool.
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.