6 Ways to Involve Dad

For most of us, the day-to-day homeschooling routine revolves around Mom. It is Mom who plans the courses, sets up the schedules, chooses the materials, tutors the children, addresses character issues, and manages the home. It is also Mom who carries the burden of the perceived success or failure of the homeschool! Keeping Dad involved comes with many advantages. Here are 6 ways to involve Dad:

1. Dad can set the broad course and keep to it.

This helps Mom look beyond the day-to-day ups and downs.

2. Dad can set the limits on spending and keep them.

This helps Mom refrain from impulsive curriculum purchasing and encourages her to first try other alternatives when solving an issue.

3. Dad can be a sounding board.

It is easy to run to the message boards and post a “which one is better”-type question. You’ll receive lots of responses…based on what worked for someone else’s children. But Dad knows YOUR children! Take advantage of his insight.

4. Dad can contribute his personal area of expertise.

Take advantage of this! In some families, Dad is the math tutor, the science lab instructor, or he runs shop. Work together to find areas where Dad can assume responsibility.

5. Dad can provide accountability.

Each child can provide Dad with a narration of something studied, a synopsis of his day, an area of improvement, or an area that requires some work. Dad’s encouragement can go a long way in boosting a child’s confidence.

6. Dad can plan the really neat projects!

Have Dad pull the children alongside to work with him on something he enjoys or has always wanted to do. The children will benefit from his enthusiasm and time, and will walk away with wonderful memories!

Don’t Miss a Thing!

Subscribe to receive updates and additions.

Learn to Write. Write.:

Write Something Every Day

Tools for the Homeschool Handy-Mom

At DIY Homeschooler we provide encouragement and resources to those homeschool handy-moms paving their own way — solutions to help you “do-it-yourself” when it comes to tutoring your children. Learn more.

The Latest

Affiliate Disclosure

Throughout this site you will find affiliate links to items that we trust and enthusiastically recommend. If you decide to use these links to make a purchase, we do receive a small compensation that helps support this site. Thank you! Read our full affiliate disclosure to learn more.

Keep Reading

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com