Monday Jul 01, 2024

A Dad’s Homeschool Journey: Insights on Teaching, Fatherhood, and Faithfulness – Brandon Beckley, Part 1

"Life is choices. We are making some sacrifices right now to do the thing we think is best." ~ Brandon Beckley

Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.

Yvette Hampton sits down with Brandon Beckley, co-founder of Made2Homeschool and a homeschool dad. Brandon shares his family’s unique journey into homeschooling, emphasizing the role of fatherhood and the unexpected challenges and blessings along the way. Tune in to discover how this dynamic dad balances homeschooling, running a business, and supporting his wife in her full-time medical career.

**Key Topics Covered:**

  1. The Beckley Family's Homeschool Journey
  2. The Launch and Mission of Made2Homeschool
  3. Day-to-Day Homeschooling from a Dad's Point of View
  4. The Importance of Fatherhood in Homeschooling

Come back tomorrow and Thursday for the rest of this conversation.


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Discussion Questions:

1. **Brandon mentions the unexpected journey into homeschooling. How do you think unplanned events can shape our long-term decisions and perspectives, and was homeschooling an unplanned adventure for your family?**

2. **Brandon speaks highly of seeing well-behaved homeschool teenagers which influenced his decision. What were some of the most impactful things or experiences in your decision to homeschool your own children?**

3. **Yvette and Brandon discuss the importance of doing what God calls each family to do, rather than just following trends. How can families discern what God is calling them to when it comes to education and other major decisions?**

4. **Brandon remarks on the empathy he will have for his wife once she begins homeschooling again. How can role reversals in parenting roles enhance mutual understanding and respect in a marriage?**

5. **The discussion touches on how homeschooling can strengthen sibling relationships. What are some practical ways homeschooling can be conducive to family bonding?**

6. **Yvette talks about the misconceptions and defensiveness some people have about homeschooling. What defenses or misconceptions do you feel need to be addressed in broader discussions about homeschooling?**

7. **What unique perspectives can fathers bring to the homeschooling journey that might differ from mothers?**

8. **Brandon speaks about the freedom and flexibility in homeschooling to find what best suits your family. What are some ways your family has benefitted from this freedom?**

9. **Brandon and Yvette discuss the importance of having milestones for children. What are some milestones you've used to motivate your children and make them feel accomplished in their educational journey?**

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