The majority of the teaching in homeschooling falls on the mother. She is the one who usually stays home and oversees the schoolwork. However, what is the responsibility of dads in the homeschool process? How involved do they really need to be? What most homeschooling moms long for is a team teacher in their husband. Teaching at least one or two subject areas or even helping with daily chores, such as washing clothes or making supper, is a big help.

Homeschooling is much more effective when husbands team up with their wives to share in the responsibilities. The Bible says, "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour" (Ecclesiastes 4:9). Both parents are helped by this team-teaching approach to homeschooling. The children, too, enjoy the diversity of more than one teacher to make learning fun.

There is strength to be found in marriage and life with the team approach, too. In fact, God goes on to tell us in Ecclesiastes 4:10-12 that if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. Two are able to resist, and a cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. With God, you, and your husband, you will not only succeed at homeschooling, but also at facing the responsibilities of life.

Father, thank You for the power You provide in working together. Show us how to pull together as husband and wife to make homeschooling the best it can be for our family. In Jesus' name, Amen.