Thursday, June 1, 2023

This Dad and Pastor Has Advice and Calming Words for Overwhelmed Parents

Parents across America are overwhelmed by the uncertainty around their children’s education this fall. Many already know that their children will be, again, doing school from home and others are still waiting for state and local leaders to make a decision.

Chris Butler, a father of four and a pastor in Chicago, is here to help as best he can. Chris and his wife have homeschooled their children since the beginning and their experience can be of service to all the parents who find themselves looking at a school year that is anything but normal. He shares his thoughts about how to deal with the uncertainty and channel our energy in productive and hopeful ways, while acknowledging that none of this is easy. But he sees opportunity in the moment.

One of the most compelling things he says about doing school at home is that his family is more about finding the right rhythm than the right routine.

There is something for everyone in this episode of our Liberty Through Learning Broadcast. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

Erika Sanzi
Erika Sanzi is a former educator and elected school committee member. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Her blog is Good School Hunting and her Substack is Sanzi Says. She occasionally writes for other outlets including Scary Mommy, The 74, and The Hill. She is the mother of three school aged sons and calls Rhode Island home.



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