Single dad, 25, says homeschooling his three children is a 'joy'

He says that spending time with his children provides a unique experience that most fathers miss out on.

‘Being a powerfully loving force in their life as a full-time dad is an extraordinary opportunity that very few fathers take,’ said Jack.

‘Seeing them become happy and loving forces in the world is consummately rewarding.

‘Home-ed starts from the position of “who do you want to be in this world?” rather than “obey my rules because I am the authority”.

‘Most of the formal study happens at home, often using big actions or songs or crafts.’

Taking care of three young children by himself at the age of 25 is no easy feat and Jack admits he needs time to himself sometimes.

So he does that by waking up at 4:30 in the morning for some quiet, alone time.

The hardest thing about homeschooling for the family is that the youngest, Amos, can take up a lot of Jack’s time.

‘Amos is still quite clingy. He needs a lot of attention, which makes it a challenge to give Janna the intellectual appetite that she needs,’  he said. ‘But it is possible, with patience and hard work on my part.’

Jack added that the children have total flexibility for their future. They will be prepared for and have access to obtain the recognised qualifications such as GCSEs.

The young dad believes that anyone who is considering teaching their children at home should do their own homework.


‘The most important thing to do is to find a local home-ed community to talk to. It really takes the pressure off and shines a light on what home-education looks like,’ he said.

‘It is notoriously difficult for full-time home-educators and single-parents to find time to themselves. I get up at 4:30 am to have some time to myself before the kids wake up.

‘However, spending time teaching and playing with my children is such a joy.’

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