I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about how to better prepare my young men for this new and crazy world. My oldest son is a sophomore in college and we are constantly discussing his future, his career choices and the fact that what he does today profoundly impacts his tomorrow. He is well on his way to earning his degree and reaching his lifelong dream of being a history professor, but he has dreams or being a business owner.
- One of the mental challenges of homeschooling, for me, has been the process of breaking out of the molds that society would label “education”.
- Why wouldn’t I take the time to teach my children something they want to learn, something they see value in, and sneak in a few “educational lessons” along the way.
- The same way that we might puree carrots and squash to add to a sauce and sneak in nutrition, I sneak my core goals into everything I teach my kids as we research and pursue their passions.
Does this make sense? Well, in my home, this idea has caught fire. I have 5 boys and three of them are in the start up phases of their own on-line companies. Cool huh? As soon as they come on-line I will share them with you, but for now I’d like to ask you to consider asking your older kids if this is something they might want to explore.
I say explore, because I have been on this road for about 6 years. It has taken me an embarrassing amount of time to get to where I am today. I will assume that many of you may have a child (or maybe you yourself) who would love to start a business. The good news is that I love to share!