This past year has been hard on our family. My wife, Heather, has been in the hospital sever- al times, requiring stays varying from a couple of days to more than a
week.;While;this;is;not;new;to;our;fam-ily (she was on bed rest during several
pregnancies), I have had to jump in to
teach, cook, and run the house while
This time, Heather was not even there
to guide me. I had to carry the load of the
homeschool the children by myself. This
was a stressful time for all.
In some areas we were somewhat pre-
pared and transitioned smoothly. Un-
fortunately, I discovered a couple of our
yourself in charge of everything during a
crisis, here are some tips that helped my
family and a couple that we are now in-
corporating into life, just in case. I hope
about what to do in a crisis so that you can
1.;Know the Lay of the Land: Dads, you
are the principal and head of the house-
and the day-to-day running of the house.
into substitute teacher mode if necessary.
ing taught or the grade levels for your
2.;Lesson Plan: Have your wife write
The yearly plan should be just a general path for that year. The monthly plan
should be very detailed, possibly including book pages/chapters or specific
subjects for free study. You also need a
list of all outside-the-home classes or lessons, along with times when they meet
and contact numbers or email addresses.
7Ways;to;Be;the Best;Dad;in;a;Crisis! By Christopher Laurie
Try to sustain the normal
routine of the home.