Today we're talking about dads, and how they relate to our homeschools. We know there will be a huge range of experiences here, and we want to approach this with wisdom and sensitivity. We will discuss our own experiences, knowing that everyone's experience will be different.
"There is a part of the father's work; to be to the child the embodiment of justice, and encyclopedia of knowledge, to settle all his difficulties and answer all his questions. For, to my thinking, a child's questions should be answered, and answered truly, not put off with refusals or evasions, or half-answers, but followed out as far as his interest or capacity of understanding—and the two things are closely allied—take him."
The Father's Place in Education by Mr. J. H. Badley
(2:37) How has your husband been involved, Leah? He found out about Charlotte Mason about the same time you did, right?
(4:09) What about you, Amy?
(5:28) Let's hit on a few areas regarding Charlotte Mason and dads. What do you think some dads are concerned about regarding homeschooling?
(7:49) Compromise is so important!
(8:29) Amy-The decision to homeschool was a very gradual decision for us.
(8:56) When we present these ideas, we have to present them with respect. We're not trying to persuade or make them feel like the inferior parent.
(9:46) Our husbands are born persons, just like our children. We can trust these ideas to grow.
(10:28) If you have an idea about Charlotte Mason that you really want your husband to know, how do you approach it?
(14:35) What kind of information have you found that your husband, or dads in general, want to know about Charlotte Mason?
(14:55) Dads, a lot of times, want data. They want proof that this will work or research supporting it.
(17:00) I don't want to just make all the decisions. How do you include your husband in decision making?
(18:20) Amy- My husband is fluent in French, so he does French lessons with our kids.
(19:30) How does your husband get involved?
(21:15) There are some dads that just aren't able to get involved with education. But it's important to remember that dads are still a part of the atmosphere.
A Father's Place in Education by Mr. JH Badley (PNEU Article from Ambleside Online)