In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Hannah Giesbrecht to explore the world of homeschooling. We delve into the core principles that form the backbone of homeschooling, including instilling integrity, moral compass, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in children. The discussion opens up pathways to understanding the resources available to homeschooling families and offers a practical step-by-step guide for those looking to start.
We address common concerns and solutions around homeschooling such as the potential lack of socialization, ensuring college curriculum recognition, teaching certification, teaching across various grades, costs, and strategies to keep children engaged.
The episode also presents a balanced view of the pros and cons of homeschooling. We explore the benefits such as real-world learning experiences and strengthened family ties, weighed against potential challenges like workload, costs, and workspace management.
The conversation concludes with a recap and heartfelt thanks to Hannah for sharing her insights, leaving listeners with valuable knowledge and encouragement for those considering this educational journey.
1: Learn about eight “smarts” that will help you recognize your children’s interests and abilities and help you strengthen them: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/encouraging-your-childs-smarts/
2: Plugged In, A Home schooling resource: https://www.pluggedin.com/
3:Kirk Cameron Website: The Homeschool Awakening: https://www.thehomeschoolawakening.com/
4: Recommended Book called: Fire Child, Water Child. Find on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Fire-Child-Water-Understanding-Self-Esteem/dp/1608820904