Many of today's homeschool parents were pioneers in their families. But second-generation homeschoolers will have a wealth of experience from which to draw. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Michael Farris, Chairman and General Counsel of Home School Legal Defense Association, asks longtime homeschooler and grandmother Cheri Moore to share the advice she gives her own children as they begin families.
Cheri, as you watch your daughter and other homeschool graduates begin families of their own, what advice is paramount in your own mind?
I think the one thing that stands out as I watch other parents and watch my daughter—don't count to three! The "one-two-three" that people do to get their child to do something and respond teaches that child that you don't have to obey until Mom gets to three, or until Mom raises her voice. I might also add that if you get overly involved outside your home to where home life becomes neglected or stressful because you have to hurry up and go somewhere, then are we defeating our purpose for homeschooling in the first place?
Cheri, I pray that God will bless your pioneering spirit by giving you grandchildren who will carry on and even carry further than your own legacy. Thanks so much for joining us today.
I'm Michael Farris.
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