Episode 2: What Is a Homeschool Dad’s Role?

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What IS a Homeschool Dad's Role? Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show. A father and son working together on homeschooling.

Stephanie Morrison, Canada Team Manager from The Old Schoolhouse®, shares thoughts on the unique role fathers may play in home education in “What Is a Homeschool Dad’s Role?” Plus, hear wisdom from seasoned homeschool dads speaking at the recent Virtual Family Retreat.  

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Enjoy the recordings from The Canadian Schoolhouse’s recent Virtual Family Retreat for homeschoolers, “A Purposeful Life” as referenced in Stephanie’s podcast. Gain new insight into God’s plan for your family and your commitment to home education.  You will find Steve Demme’s complete talk on Day Two and Peter Stock’s complete talk on Day Four. Jump right to their talk by seeing the time on the Time Stops for Segments section below each video. 

The Canadian Schoolhouse shared these great articles on homeschool dads. You can read them here: 

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The Homeschool Minute is a weekly eNewsletter for anyone homeschooling or considering starting. It is brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and the Lord. Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter and look for it in your inbox every Wednesday morning. Each edition of The Homeschool Minute focuses on the same theme as the podcast episode for the week. This week you can expect short, encouraging articles on the topic “What is a Homeschool Dad’s Role?” 

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  • 2/20/23: Episode 4—“Surviving Winter Depression” 
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