Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Today on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks with a long-time homeschool dad about how fathers can become more involved in their children's education.
Andy, how can a dad capitalize on his own strengths and interests when teaching his children?
Well, I am by profession an attorney, and I also have had some training in seminary, so I've tried to bring some of my skills and interests into the teaching process. I've emphasized history and government, and that's an area of great interest to me. And also, as an attorney, I'm very interested in writing and oral communication, so I tried to impress that on my children and work with them in those areas. I didbecause I studied New Testament Greekactually teach two of my children in that subject. Not everything that I teach, however, is something that I have strong knowledge of, and I like to regard homeschooling as a process whereby the parent also learns with the child. And that's been especially true in areas where the knowledge has faded out of my mind. I may have studied it in high school (and I'm thinking of the sciences, for example). So I read along with my children the same books that they're reading, and I'm learning along with them.
Andy, did you learn more than your children?
Well, that's a good testimony. And thank you for being with us this week. It's great advice. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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