On Being a Homeschooling Father
by Robert Sale
"I became obsessed with homeschooling two years before I got married, and five years before I had children. A friend suggested it to me, and having been a musician my whole life - working nights with days mostly free - I thought it sounded fascinating and reasonable, and I read anything I could get my hands on about it." Where did this obsession take Robert? Read on.
Being a Homeschool Dad Can Mean Being a Different Kind of Dad
by Patrick Farenga
"Because Iím a father of three girls, I see the world differently than my friends who donít have children. Because Iím a homeschooling father, I certainly see education differently than most of my friends who do have children. Having different views from the rest of population sometimes puts me in the minority of dads overall, and, further, supporting unschooling puts me in the minority of homeschooling dads, but Iíve learned to be comfortable with my minority status". Read on to find out what Pat of Growing Without Schooling (GWS) fame has to say about being a homeschooling Dad.
Homeschooling Can Liberate Both Children and Parents
by John O. Andersen
"It works well for us, and here are three important reasons why." Read on to find out why homeschooling works so well for John and his family.
Homeschooling for Dads - A Tale of a Self-Directed Learner
by Ned Vare
Ned writes "He did not tolerate my 'teaching' for long, though, and I, too, was satisfied quickly that he 'got it.'"
"Luz and I were inspired by the writings of John Holt and James Herndon and a few others, and we decided to make school an option for our new son. He did attend a Montessori school (twice a week) that opened just across the alley from our house when he was 3 or 4. After about two months, he dropped out. I believe he decided that he already knew what they were trying to 'teach' him. We told him then that he would be in charge of his own learning. He said, 'Great.' He liked being trusted and has always been comfortable with responsibility."
Read the rest of this article and you will see how this education progressed.
How One Homeschooling Father Participates
by Wayne S. Walker
"I am not a 'stay-at-home' dad, but I am a minister who is fairly free to set my own schedule and whose office in the church building has been conveniently right next door to our house. Because Mark was so easily distracted by having a toddler in the house, I began taking him to the office with me each morning and doing the academic portion of our homeschooling there." Read on to see how Wayne and his family make this situation work for them.