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Homeschooling From A Father’s Perspective






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As some of you may know, during this deployment my husband began to write some articles this past summer for my blog in a series called, “Homeschooling From A Father’s Perspective.” He will continue to write them, but this deployment has taken some unexpected turns that has not allowed him to produce these articles as often as he would have liked. Go figure – after all, he is in the middle of fighting his 5th war for the freedom of our great nation.


I wanted to let you know that he is again going to resume writing here and there – so thus, I wanted to remind you of the wonderful insight he brings to the table by posting his first article. At the end of this article is a link to take you to all of his previous writings – a blessing to anyone who loves their children.

Enjoy! And please do share with other father’s or mother’s who can benefit from this great insight!

{From the archives…}

Since I published that there will be a new feature added to my blog, written by my husband, the response was large and very positive. I am grateful to God for putting this upon my heart and for a husband who is willing to do it. This is the first post of many – an introduction to the man who will be sharing his heart with you all :)

 Michael & Carlie

Introduction: 
My name is Michael K. I was born in Seattle, Washington.  I am married to my lovely wife Carlie K.  We have been married for over 11 years now. Praise God!! Together God has blessed us with three lovely children named: “Princess” (daughter 10), “Prince Charming” (son 4), and “Little Caveman” (son 2). 

I am a Food Service Specialist (cook) in the U.S. Army.  I have been in the Army for over eight years now.  I have been deployed to a combat zone four times.  I am currently deployed to Afghanistan, producing quality meals for the warriors on my post.  I enjoy seeing them come in from a hard day’s work and literally see their morale boost back up after eating good food – served with a smile. 

My initial thought of homeschooling was how would it be possible for our daughter, Princess,  to get the proper credit for being taught at home versus at a public school.  Granted I was younger and I did not do any research like I should have.  My wife and I had been in prayer about homeschooling  and we both had peace about homeschooling our daughter Princess.  From my perspective, I like the whole idea that Princess could be taught at her learning rate and be able to spend quality with us as her family.  She did not have to be gone up to 6-8 hours a day because of how the public schools structure everything.  Plus, now my wife and I had more opportunity to raise Princess with more Christian morals rather than allowing worldly people to dictate who Princess was.  I am not saying public schools are bad, but Carlie and I got God’s blessing for us to homeschool our daughter Princess and have the opportunity to teach her life’s experiences incorporated through homeschooling.  

I must admit Carlie does 99% of all the teaching, but I have and will continue to sow into teaching Princess, whenever I am able to.  I do in fact get involved by asking my wife what I can do to help and talking to Princess about what things she learns each day.  In the end my wife and I are determined to come together and homeschool all our children.  

I want to encourage all of you to make sure you seek God first on whether or not He wants you to homeschool or send your child to a school away from home.  It is our duty as parents to not allow any institution or anyone else to have more influence in our children’s life/lives than we do.  So make it a priority to get involved and enforce your influence in a Godly way into your child’s life daily.




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About Carlie Kercheval

Carlie Kercheval is a happily married stay-at-home homeschooling mom. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Today's Frugal Mom™, So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?™ and Managing Your Blessings. Carlie and her husband co-author the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies and together they co-host the Learning to Speak Life™ Radio Show. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere under a blanket with a good book. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. That is just the sweetest. I love the idea of homeschooling from the father's perspective. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you to your husband for fighting to preserve our nation's freedom and our freedom to home school! My sons' life group leader is also deployed. We appreciate your sacrifice!!

  3. I really like this series idea!! What a great perspective to have! Awesome! We are Army as well. Nice to meet you, stopping by from HHH.

  4. Awesome post! And thanks for your service to our country.