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Tribute to Homeschooling Dads by Rhonda Miller

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by , 06-11-2010 at 03:00 AM (4968 Views)

Most people assume that moms are the ones that take on the primary role as educator in homeschooling families. While that might be the norm, there are many dads out there that are either sharing, or taking over the responsibility of primary educator. Why? Many fathers simply want to be more involved with their children's education. They may have stumbled into the role accidentally and found that they get a deep satisfaction in teaching and nurturing. In many families, both parents have a need or desire to work outside the home and therefore share responsibilities in homeschooling. Whether the father teaches full time or shares in the role of teacher, he is indispensable! And if you think you are a dad that could never teach your children, think again! There are always teachable moments, whether it's teaching your youngster how to ride their first bike, instructing your teenager in how to parallel park, or simply being a supportive spouse and great role model.

If you are a father that homeschools, please share with us! It doesn't matter if you are a full time or part time educator. We would love to have you with us in the Parent's Community and Forum.
Join us in the Homeschooling Dads thread or feel free to join us in any of the other discussions. We are proud to have you!

As Father's Day is quickly approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to say....Fathers, we appreciate you and admire you! Below is a compilation of thoughts and sayings about fathers. I hope you enjoy them and to all the fathers out there, I wish you a very HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
- George Herbert

"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"

- Lydia M. Child

"A father is a banker provided by nature."
- French Proverb

"Directly after God in heaven comes a Papa."
- Mozart as a boy.

A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child."
- Confucius

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
- William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

"When I was a buy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
- Mark Twain

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
- Sigmund Freud from Civilization and Its Discontents

The most important thing that a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Theodore M. Hesburgh 1917- from Reader's Digest

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
- Clarence B. Kelland 1881-1964

<center>What Makes a Dad</center>
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so,

He called it ... Dad
- Author Unknown

<center>Walk a Little Slower Daddy

"Walk a Little slower, Daddy." said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps and I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up, You're what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you!!

- Author Unknown

Updated 06-17-2010 at 07:03 AM by pandahoneybee