Getting Dad Involved in Homeschooling

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Homeschool Dads

While homeschooling has it’s many rewards, it’s not always an easy process.  Aside from coming up with a very wise decision, setting up your house ideal for homeschooling, it is also right and just to think about who’s going to be the teacher for the kids. What if both parents are hands on to their kids? Will it be possible? Will it be better?

It doesn’t necessarily mean that since it’s homeschool we are talking about, it is always mommy who’s on call. It really depends on the family’s relationship with each other and how serious they are when it comes to their roles in this decision.

Traditionally, Mom has a lot of things to do at home. Household chores, budgeting, maintaining a very good growing environment for the children. It is right that we can get a little help from Dad, right? However, making Dad a part of your homeschool might take a little flexibility, but here’s a few ideas to get you inspired:

  1. Sit down, make your educational plans together for the upcoming school year. You should do this together as parents for your kids will be your benefactor for this. Both parties should be heard equally for mom may have a good idea but who knows, dad may have a better one.
  2. Daddy’s voice should be heard. Ask him on how he liked to be involved and in what way his involvement should be. A very nice communication between parents is one of the major keys in having homeschooled children.
  3. If dad has a regular job, you can schedule a day in which he can take the kids to work so that they will know what he was doing after leaving home. This is another great opportunity to teach the kids know the sense of others and the importance of money.
  4. If dad’s work requires a lot of traveling, why not ask him to set up a field trip so that the children can have a breather with Dad?

Dad plays a very big role in the family so as with their education. Make him feel valued and treasured when it comes to decision making and the family’s welfare.

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