Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dad at Home (1)

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers...
Malachi 4:6
(Read the first post in the 1 Smart Mama father's day series.)

Like every Smart Mama who homeschools, every Smart Dad has a different story. These blogs and websites offer a window into the wide range of experiences dads have with home schooling.

During a Classical Conversations retreat at Great Wolf Lodge, VA, five dads talked about the journeys that brought them into home schooling, and what it has done for their families.

Welcome to Dad’s Homeschool Blog. Yes, Dad’s Homeschool Blog and that does in fact mean that I, Dad will be the home schooling parent. I have been the stay at home Dad since the boys, now 7 and 8 were born. So how did I come to be the stay at home Dad and now the homeschool parent? (Read More...)

Japanese-American Dad who's home educating (and trying to avoid schooling) 2 boys with his beloved Japanese wife. Self-educating -- the essence of home education -- since 1980 starting with calculus and computer programming in my 10th grade. (Read More...)

While home schooling seems to be atypical as compared to public and private schooling, home schooling with the father as principle teacher is certainly atypical to the mom-as-teacher approach. When my wife tells people at her work that we home school our kids, many of them envision her leaving them unsupervised at home with assignments, before they are told that I am the one staying at home teaching them. The home school support group at our church has monthly mom meetings for the teachers. Suffice it to say I have never attended. (Read More...)

Stay tuned for more stories as we continue our celebration of homeschool dads. Want to share your own story? Leave a comment!


Gaylene said...

Dr. Tony Evan's broadcast for this Thursday and Friday prior to the Father's Day holiday (which also references Malachi 4:6) is a great compliment to this discussion. If you have an hour to listen, here are the links to oneplace.com broadcasts for Thursday:


and for Friday:


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