Building Character through Home Schooling


Building Character through Home Schooling

by Dan Hunter | LDS Homeschool Conference 2015

The 1828 dictionary defines character as “the peculiar qualities, impressed by nature or habit on a person, which distinguish him from others”. Homeschool parents have the opportunity to teach their children how to prepare to accomplish that mission which they were sent to earth to perform. They have a greater opportunity to be self motivated and not be “like everybody else”, but to be a thinker and a leader and not a follower or, as Oliver DeMille puts it, “to receive a conveyer belt education”. In this class we will discuss the principles that will bring about this opportunity for our children.

Dan Hunter and his wife Janice have been married for thirty-six years, have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. They have home schooled since 1993. Dan is the author of nine history books which are used across the nation in private schools and home schools. He is a graduate of George Wythe University in Cedar City, Utah in Business and Biblical Studies, and was a private school teacher for 10 years. Dan started Living History in 1999 when he started writing his history books. In 2004 Dan and Jan bought Archive Publishers and Wholesome Books which they run with a lot of help from their children. Wholesome Books is a home school/private school bookstore, and under the Archive Publishers’ name they re-publish out-of-print LDS and non-LDS books, with 165 titles currently available. To add a little variety to his life, Dan is a driver’s education instructor.

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