Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Who are the unsung heroes of homeschooling? Fathers are. This week on Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA President Mike Smith highlights the many ways homeschool dads serve their wives and families.
In the homeschool community, we often focus on momsand with good reason. For the most part, moms are the ones who stay at home with their children and provide the daily instruction.
But in nearly every homeschool family, there's an unsung herothat's Dad. He may be earning a living to support his wife and children, tutoring his 10-year-old in math, or supervising a weekend field trip. His enthusiastic support strengthens and motivates the whole family.
It's true that every family is different. In some, a single mom serves as the head of the household. In others, Dad has very little time to be involved. But every family appreciates a dad who shows his care in every way he can.
Here's what one listener wrote to us at Home School Heartbeat:
My husband's contribution to home education is grocery shopping. It's been a great blessing to me over the years not to have that distraction away from home. We homeschool our five children ranging in age from 14 to 1. I still make enough trips to the store to make sure my children are trained in the "art" of thrifty shopping, but the weekly trips to several different stores to get the best deal are my husband's.
This week, we'll be talking with three dads about the roles they play in their families' homeschools. Despite their unique skills and different schedules, they each are crucial to their family's success. Dads in our audience, you are too.
And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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