[su_heading size=”29″ margin=”40″]Interview with Richard Wells[/su_heading]
I loved doing this interview. There are some great ideas for those of us that are not able to be a major part of the homeschool process because we are away from the home working.
Here are the Show Notes.
You will hear Richard mention the following:
His concerns early on for the social consequences of homeschooling and the social stigma that is attached to families that homeschool. In his words… “Do you want to be weird?”
[su_pullquote align=”right”]Richard’s Quote of the Interview:
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
The concern that many mothers lack credentials and teaching skills in specific areas.
The benefits to his family and, specifically, his children over the course of several years of homeschooling.
The dad’s responsibilities within a homeschool setup including setting an example, certain subjects (in his case science), and holding the children accountable for their work during the day or week.
Their scientific observations using a microscope of fly wings, blood and even comparing the hair from different members of the family.
The important difference for parents between issuing directives and inspiring their children, and how important it is to try to apply leadership principles in our relationships with our children and other family members.
The pitfalls for dads and families to avoid when starting out
Students’ ability to catch up on academic subjects quickly if we allow them to grow into it.
Help them get excited about the future and they will have a mindset of “I CAN”
Dad’s need to jump in and get your hands dirty so to speak with the schooling as much as you can
Tell you children as often as you can that they are GREAT.
[su_heading size=”20″ margin=”40″]Links to Things that were Mentioned in the Interview[/su_heading]
Reports stating that Quality Universities are looking for homeschool kids
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