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#1 of 26 Old 08-16-2007, 08:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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A Google search I did returned a thread in the natural family living section. I then spent about an hour reading many interesting topics, mainly in that section and the health section. Lots of great stuff here. I decided to register and then noticed the name of the forum! Oh well I said, I'll register anyway. Turns out there are many dads registered here!

I have three children, 20, 18 and 13. I homeschooled them all until high school. Well, the youngest is still homeschooled. So, I am not the traditional dad, but would be interested in hearing about any other fathers that have taken on the job of homeschooling their children. It is unheard of where we live, but I bet there are others.
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It's great to see that dads are on this site too. Welcome!
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Hey - my husband just signed up yesterday 0 he said he enjoyed reading the dads forum - Maybe one day you guys'll take over the forum and demand a name change! Until then, enjoy the site, it's all inclusive!

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Welcome! We get lots of dads here too!

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It's always good to see Dads on this forum... welcome to MDC

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Welcome! Nice to see a homeschooling dad. My dh is the stay at home parent in our family; I work full time. I am very much in favor of our kids being homeschooled; however, since we are all reliant on my paycheck it is not really something that I can manage. I have talked to my husband about it, and given him some books to read on the subject, but so far, he is not very interested in doing it. I think if he knew other homeschooling dads he might give it a bit more consideration. (Our children are 2.5 and 4.5 years old.)

Anyway, welcome, and it is very nice to meet you.
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Encourage your husband to think about it. People worry at first about being qualified to do it. That is not an issue in most cases, especially through grade school. I even got all three of my kids through Algebra 1 by 8th grade. What was hardest for me was having the patience that is required. And I am a patient person!! There are a couple of older posts on my site about beginning to homeschool. Maybe take a read of those for encouragement. Feel free to contact me through my site with any questions.

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Welcome! Nice to see a homeschooling dad. My dh is the stay at home parent in our family; I work full time. I am very much in favor of our kids being homeschooled; however, since we are all reliant on my paycheck it is not really something that I can manage. I have talked to my husband about it, and given him some books to read on the subject, but so far, he is not very interested in doing it. I think if he knew other homeschooling dads he might give it a bit more consideration. (Our children are 2.5 and 4.5 years old.)

Anyway, welcome, and it is very nice to meet you.
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