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What's it like to be a stay-at-home mom? Ask a stay-at-home dad! On today's Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith gets a unique perspective from one homeschooling father.
Today I'm talking with Chris Winter, a stay-at-home dad who homeschools his two children. Chris, how long have you been home educating your kids?
I've been teaching my kids since 1996.
From your experience as a stay-at-home dad, how would you suggest that other fathers become more involved in their children's education?
Ok, that's a good question. I find that just as God has called dads to be head of the home and to take the lead, dads are often busy with their career and work, and they leave the homeschooling to Mom. So I would advise dads to take an interest in what's going on in the homeschool. You know, make phone calls from work: "How's it going today? How's the math going? How's that problem you had with your writing going?" When they get home, dads are tired. But they can ask questions: "Let me look at your books. Can I help you?" And support the wife; ask the wife, "Are there any areas where you feel you lack confidence? Do you want me to help in that area?" And even though dads are tired when they get home, they should remember not to just leave it all to Mom, but to help out in any way they can, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Homeschooling is life.
Well, thank you, Chris. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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