You’ve probably seen this play out among homeschool dads before:
Someone asks a woman’s husband, “Do you help homeschool the children?”
He smugly answeres, “I’m the principal.”
This is usually said to establish a fictional chain of command or authority. In truth, our wives make 99% of the decisions about homeschooling our children.
We come in when little Susie or Johnny are misbehaving and straighten things out. We’re more of an enforcer, not a principal.
It’s good that our wives have someone to back them up when it comes to matters of discipline but it’s more important that we instill in our children guiding principles that will serve them into adulthood.
Husbands and fathers are there to establish a moral and spiritual foundation for our wives to build upon.
It’s not a job to be taken lightly. Occasionally we act as a principal when needed but it’s more important that we act as a master builder and establish a stable, strong foundation for our children’s education.