Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Are you—or someone you know—thinking about pulling your student out of public school, but not sure how to get started homeschooling in the middle of a term? This week, an HSLDA attorney and an HSLDA educational consultant join host Mike Smith on Home School Heartbeat with all the information you need to start now!
“You want to have a plan, but hold it loosely and make adjustments along the way.”—Vicki Bentley
Listen to the complete program with Mike Smith, TJ Schmidt, and Vicki Bentley.
Vicki Bentley is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom of over 50, and grandma to 17 wonderful grandbabies (so far). Vicki has homeschooled 17 children since 1988, alongside her husband Jim, and led a local support group of over 250 families for 14 years. She has served on the executive board and convention committee of the Home Educators Association of Virginia and has addressed state and national conventions, university teacher organizations, and many mothers’ groups. She is the author of My Homeschool Planner, Everyday Cooking, The Everyday Family Chore System, Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers, High School 101: Blueprint for Success, and other homeschool and homemaking helps, and coordinates HSLDA’s Toddlers to Tweens and Group Services programs. Vicki has a heart for moms, with practical wisdom and encouraging words.
Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt was first taught at home in the second grade by his parents in northern Vermont. For nearly all of the remaining years of his elementary and secondary education Tj was taught at home. For much of that time his family was on foreign mission fields. Tj received his J.D. while studying at home from Oak Brook College of Law and began serving as a Legal Assistant at HSLDA. Now, as an HSLDA Staff Attorney, Tj answers general legal questions and assists members across the country experiencing legal difficulties. Tj and his wife, Susan, have five children, Josiah, Suzanna, Ella, Makenna, and Jonah. They look forward to teaching all of their children at home.