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Creating an Enduring Presence as Dads: An Interview with Derek Carter

Vol. 105, Prg. 11–15
June 13–17, 2011

Oftentimes, moms are the primary home educators. But that only makes the intentional involvement of dads in their kids’ lives even more crucial! This week on Home School Heartbeat with Mike Smith, Derek Carter shares how fathers can be present, even in their absence, and how they can engage meaningfully with their children.

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Disappearing Dad
Have a Presence in Your Absence
Being There When You're Not
There's No Place Like Home
Helping Them Step Up

The Supportive Homeschool Dad: How to Have a Presence in Your Absence

If you want to hear more insights from Derek Carter on how to have a stronger presence in your home as a dad, check out his live e-vent with HSDLA's @home e-vents on Thursday, June 23, at 9 p.m. Eastern. Can't make the live e-vent? Check back after June 23 for the on-demand e-vent. Don't miss Derek's timely words of encouragement!

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Derek Carter
Derek Carter is the president of Foundations for Family Success, a ministry which serves today’s fast-paced families. Foundations for Family Success conducts practical workshops and seminars on marriage, parenting, and families. In addition, Derek does biblical counseling. Derek has worked with families in crisis for over 25 years. He has a BA in Urban Studies and an MS in Urban Policy and Administration.

Derek is the author of Having a Presence in Your Absence and is active in the Long Island, Greater New York City homeschool community and his local church and community. He has been joyfully married for 24 years to the only love of his life, his bride Cheryl. They have three children, two of whom are homeschool graduates.

Derek has a vision to see all men rise to be like Christ in their homes: “just like we want to be like Christ, our children should want to be like us.” He has a burden to reach fathers so they can reach their children and regularly speaks on marriage, parenting, and homeschool issues.

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