We all want our sons to grow up to be strong, responsible leaders—but what can parents do to guide them in the right direction? Listen as Mike Farris talks with one homeschool graduate about how his parents raised him on today’s Home School Heartbeat.
Joining me on the program is Caleb Dalton. Caleb is a homeschool graduate from Texas. He is a senior at Patrick Henry College. He is a Public Policy government major. He has been a member of our Moot Court team for several years and a real leader on campus. Caleb, we are glad to have you with us.
Thank you Dr. Farris, my pleasure.
Caleb, could you share with our listeners what you think your parents did well to help prepare you to be a young man that’s really prepared for leadership, that’s ready to go into manhood?
Probably three things I think of when I think of what my parents did right: First of all, discipline, they taught me discipline, and they disciplined me. So, really distinctive in my training, I think, was central in making the man who I am now. Also decision-making, they taught me how to make my own decisions, and discipleship, my dad discipled me. And as far as discipline goes, realizing consequences for my actions shaped my life.
But not only that, that carries over into the idea of teaching me to make my own decisions. My parents gave me responsibility and taught me that a decision has a consequence.
Thanks, Caleb. I’m sure parents will appreciate what you had to say. I’m Mike Farris.