One of our strongest and most respected voices for homeschooling, our longest running HEM columnist and the author of many of homeschooling’s most beloved books, steps out on a new path for families with a new blog titled Parent at the Helm:
Hi. By way of introduction, I’m Linda Dobson. In a nutshell? I’m a homeschool mom turned grandma turned full-time advocate for intellectually freeing children from the confines of government (public) schooling, welcoming aboard for support and encouragement homeschoolers, after-schoolers, parents whose kids are special needs, gifted, unmotivated, bored, and/or stressed, parents whose kids rock their world, and/or parents who intuit they’re the only ones with the necessary knowledge and love to chart their own course to life as family, living in freedom to enjoy the voyage of family life.
Linda’s no-nonsense, to-the-point writing style is apparent as she asks the question which is central to her premise:
Will the majority of your time and energy go elsewhere in the hope that a giant institution is giving your child the best, one-shot at education s/he can get? Or can you trust that your love for your child will allow YOU to successfully take the helm? I’m writing to tell you that I know – without a shadow of a doubt – your love can. I also know that by so doing, your family life and relationships can be healthier, happier, and a lot more fun.
Bookmark and link to Linda’s new Parent at the Helm – it’s certain to be an exciting, encouraging, inspiring journey!