I am here with Nathan Barry, a friend of mine and also the founder of a business called ConvertKit which powers the email and newsletter that many of you subscribe to. He like me was homeschooled and dropped out of college. He now runs a hundred million dollar company.
In this episode, we delve into homeschooling from our perspective both as former students and as homeschooling parents ourselves now. We stick to very practical advice and ways that you can foster beneficial skills and mindset traits in your children (even if you aren’t interested in homeschooling them!).
Episode Highlights With Nathan Barry
- What we remember about our homeschooling experiences
- How Nathan discovered a way to “hack” the system through self-directed learning
- Early childhood lessons that paved the way to entrepreneurship
- Why time freedom is such a benefit in school and in life
- Ideas for hands-on education
- How we feel about being college dropouts (hint: not so bad)
- Why socializing your kids isn’t something most homeschool families need to worry about
- How to motivate and encourage accountability (without being your kids’ teacher)
- And more!
Resources We Mention
Would you ever homeschool? Why or why not? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
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