In today’s episode I interview Carole Joy Seid. Carole is a fantastic advocate for simple homeschool and her approach is one that I whole-heartedly agree with and that we try to utilize in our own home. Sometimes we get a little complicated and we have to reel back a little and readjust… but hey, that is the great part of homeschooling—when something is not working, we are not mandated by the Federal Government or a local school district to keep using it!!!
Education should be like a series of doors; each one leading to a different subject or style or approach. Not every door will be for every child. As a parent why shove our children through a door that does not fit their personality and experiences. Instead, show them how many doors there really are and let them choose the one that they want to explore.
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by all of the little things that have to get done when it comes to homeschooling your children, then just take a break; kick off your shoes and listen to Carole’s philosophy. One of the things that I love about Carole is that she is so experienced in this field. In the interview, she talks about the early days of homeschooling when you could not let your children outside or go to public places during the operating hours of local schools because children staying out of public schools were being taken from their parents. Boy—how things have changed in the last 30 years.
Carole also has a new DVD series out called “Homeschool Made Easy.” She discusses the series and how it got started in the interview. At the time of the interview I had not seen it, but after talking to her and seeing how similar our approaches to homeschooling are, I am excited to check it out. You can find links to Carole’s DVDs and her website here:
Important Points from the Interview
Carole’s first reaction to Dr. Dobson’s teachings from Focus on the Family.
Benefits to forgetting about the typical school setting
Keys to help get your home educated children into major universities (even Harvard and Yale)
Carole’s seminars on Literature-based education and “Begin with the End in Mind” for parents homeschooling in the middle school and high school ages
A great service opportunity for homeschool children to receive a national volunteer award (see the link below)
Benefits to literature-based education
Links from this episode:
The President’s Volunteer Service Award
Check out Carole’s seminars at this page:
Here is Carole’s videos:
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