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The Daddyhomeschools Podcast

The Daddyhomeschools Podcast

By Jack Stewart
I'm the only single-daddy homeschooling three children I've ever met. Hear what makes me tick, why my daughter wants to start a business in rural China, and why my 3yr old tells strangers that 'dangerous time,' is his favourite part of the day.

How do I cope with three full-time?

Where is Christ in our education?

Why is there Lego in my coffee?
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The End of Daddyhomeschools
I'm so sad about this news but here's why I'm disconnecting. 
May 12, 2021
Ep 19: How a Teenager Loses the Faith
Some teens will hop from thinker to thinker, based on who shouts the loudest, but we want them to be rooted in something even deeper than our parental authority. Also, how can I help my Eng students enjoy English, even in preparation for an exam??  
March 23, 2021
Ep 18: Ideas that Produce a Harvest
Establish ideas that create the atmosphere out of which springs action.  You don't have to understand how good ideas produce a fruitful life, you just have to sow them, and see the harvest. Love you 
March 11, 2021
Ep 17: Against Academic Playgrounds
Is the academy playing ivory tower games, instead of working in close connection with the world it seeks to benefit?
March 2, 2021
Ep 16: Self-Sacrificial Love in the Classroom
I had a student with disabilities who wouldn't speak until I gave up my self. First interact for the sheer pleasure of relationship, then listen, then teach.
February 10, 2021
Ep 15: The Controlling Parent: The Dependant Child
What a dream about custard has to do with a growing shadow in our lives and how I want to a shine a light there. Are incompetent teens a result of controlling parents?  Charlotte Mason says any decision made for the child that should be made BY the child is an encroachment on the child's rights. @daddyhomeschools
February 2, 2021
Ep 14: O Daughter, This Is Your Flight
I want my daughter to withstand evil with selfless wisdom. I arranged a city-wide treasure hunt to dramatise the story of the Daughter of Zion. I also answer some questions: 3 day/week home-schooling Prepping for Uni Book recommendations Soli Deo gloria
January 26, 2021
Ep 13: A Blood-Curdling Q&A (part 1)
I was going to give some advise on how to get some daddy/mommy time, but my 3yr old interrupted. My response was so spectacularly awful that it made me rethink what I was saying.  I also give advice for the man-child phenomenon.  Listen to my self-esteem deteriorate through the episode as I wonder if a parents attention really can be in two places at once. 
January 13, 2021
Ep 12: Too Proud to Fix Loneliness
I'm trying to get rid of the internet completely from the house. I find it so hard to relax with it on. And it supresses my appetite for a deeply connected life. The pandemic has destroyed so much. Can we build a new life?
January 4, 2021
Ep 11: Chatting with my Friend Ashley
My IG friend Ashley @returning2home is a fellow 2nd Gen home-schooler and a talented all-round creative. We speak about: -de-schooling,  -retaining a sense of self when your whole life is about your kids,  -school mindset vs Charlotte Mason principles, -keeping joy and magic in the school-day beyond the early years
December 14, 2020
Ep 10: Death in the Clouds
My 3yr old tries explaining homeschooling to a stranger... again. Also, I recount a wonderful moment I had at a ruins at dusk, and why looking at the sky can teach us about education. Let's be need-driven, not personality driven. Let's be like flowers unfolding upward. IG: @daddyhomeschools YT:
December 7, 2020
Ep 9: I Interview my Mummy
In this episode I have a chat with my mummy. Sorry about the sound quality - I'll figure it out for next time. She home-educated me when it was rather less trendy. She tells the story of writing letters to homeschoolers in order to start meetups before Facebook.  She gives her advice for new homeschoolers.  We talked about what I was like as a child and about a certain lobster telephone.  Her excellent journal for new homeschoolers can be found here:
November 30, 2020
Ep 8: How to Talk Respectfully to a Dawdling Child
I end up shouting orders at them or I get so distressed with their rudeness that I'm pleading with them emotionally. But I ought be regulating my own emotions and asking the types of questions that will lead them to see the true character of their actions.  This means allowing more time for little pep talks, focusing on what I value about them, and being able to accept them through their persistently bad decisions. I'm glad my Heavenly Father does.
November 23, 2020
Ep 7: I Was Teaching History Wrong
Fathers don't seem to read parenting books. I think this reflects quite a deep gender difference. I recently encountered Charlotte Mason's method for teaching history. It starts with local history. I'm not a big fan, but I'm reluctantly starting to agree. Coffee Break French:
November 16, 2020
Ep 6: Awaken the Dawn
The best things that have come out of my children's mouths this week. How the mercy of two homeschool mums and a mentor changed me. I want to wait diligently in the harsh winter night, not wait for the ambiguous dawn. I want to love first, and awaken the dawn.
October 19, 2020
Ep 5: Neither Good nor Competent
There were two friends who saved my mental health by checking up on me every day and basically deciding to be my best friends. I had a dream that I was being assaulted by strangers but I had a call from my mother who loved me even though I was neither good nor competent. I answer a question about delighting in handicrafts, and I'm encouraged by another homeschool dad! Go well in Christ.
October 12, 2020
Ep 4: A Broken Family (A Risen Husband)
I recount a hilariously awkward encounter with a homeschool mum. I straighten out some misconceptions about my singleness. I encourage anyone who feels like their family is on rocky ground to consider a Lord who defies the natural laws of decay.
October 5, 2020
Ep 3: When a Child Doesn't Listen
First I play a little ditty by my 5yr-old. Then I give five tips for helping a child to listen: Grow Trust, Exercise, Express Feelings, Undergird the chapter with ideas. It feels like we're speaking into nothingness when we speak to a distracted child but that's exactly what God did! Keep going!
September 28, 2020
Ep 2: Helping a Pre-Schooler Persevere
I take a question about helping a pre-schooler ease into more formal work and helping them persevere. I explain that learning is a part of life and should grow from life. Putting them in the way of things worth learning will eventually foster the discipline to keep learning. IG: @daddyhomeschools 
September 21, 2020
Ep 1: The Sewing Machine and the Egg of Truth
I want to help my daughter persevere with the sewing machine by helping her feel that it is a wonderful task. Ignoring feelings 'ransack the truth' by making the truth seem boring and ugly.  I explain how I find 'gospel moments' by giving up time to help her delight in the delightful.  IG: @daddyhomeschools 
September 14, 2020
I'm  full-time homeschooling single-dad. Why do I homeschool? How do I do it on my own? Why is there Lego in my coffee?
September 5, 2020