"I figured out that in doing this homeschool thing, and doing it the way that we do it, it’s not my voice that predominates. It’s theirs. I’m here. I’m the authority, I yell random threats and have the power to dispense or withhold Screen Time, but more than that, I’m the facilitator – and oh, it makes me laugh to say that, considering how much contempt I’ve heaped upon the word “facilitator” over the years, but there it is.
I’ve learned that as a homeschooling parent, my job is not to dominate. My job is to point. To turn my back on the ghosts, say what I have to say, and then to shut up… and point."