Whenever we could, the main principle my husband and I tried to follow in our homeschool was child-led learning. Child-led learning is what I consider the most important principle of Montessori education – regardless of the child’s age. And child-led learning is often where dads – and grandpas – can help the most educationally.
I was a stay-at-home mom and my husband, Terry, worked full-time. I wasn’t about to ask Terry to help equally with the homeschooling. But he was an essential part of our homeschool anyway. Not just for the love and financial support he gave us but also for the many ways in which he helped encourage our children’s interests. And even though our children, Christina and Will, are now 20 and 25, Terry continues to encourage their interests.
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