The Best Option: Homeschooling – Sam Sorbo

The Best Option: Homeschooling - Sam SorboAt the recent International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, FL, I sat down with actor and model Sam Sorbo, whose book on homeschooling, They’re YOUR Kids: An inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate, has had a positive influence in encouraging moms that not only can they homeschool, but that it is, in fact, the best option when it comes to education. Not afraid of offending if she must, Sam Sorbo tells it like it is. You will be encouraged by her boldness in sharing the truth about education and homeschooling!

Sam Sorbo is known for her quick wit, fun personality, voracious work ethic, and strong commitment to principle. She holds many titles including radio host, actress, international model, activist, author, wife, mother, and home schooling advocate.

Sam’s new book, They’re YOUR Kids: An inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate, recently released to rave reviews. Of course, the Sorbos home school their three children.

Sam and Kevin released a movie around Christmas, 2017, written by Dan Gordon and Sam Sorbo, and Directed by Kevin Sorbo. The film, “Let There Be Light,” stars Kevin and Sam with their two boys, Braeden and Shane, and features Dionne Warwick, Michale Franzese, Travis Tritt, Daniel Roebuck, Gary Grubbs, and Donielle Artese. Executive Producer Sean Hannity also plays himself in the movie. (Bio taken in part from https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sam-sorbo-show-affirming-feminine-convictions/id1140303542?mt=2.)

Here is what I asked Sam during our interview:

(Note: The surrounding crowd was a little noisy, but it gets quieter after about 10 minutes into the podcast.)

  • So, I’m sure most of our listeners are really curious about how you ended up homeschooling and how you came to believe it is the best option. Why don’t you share a bit of your story with us.
  • Relationship is a foundational principle in lifeschooling and is one of the main reasons why the pioneer homeschoolers started this movement…to build relationships with their children. I know that was a big part of your decision to homeschool. How has homeschooling strengthened your relationships with your children? What changes did you see?
  • Many homeschoolers bring the school model home because we all tend to just do what we know. What experiences shaped and influenced your educational philosophy?
  • Given that both you and your husband are actors, how has travel fit into your children’s educational experiences? Do you study and integrate subjects related to places you visit?
  • To remind our listeners, the definition of lifeschooling is “the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents primarily through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions.” Is there a part of that definition that particularly speaks to you and can you share with us a bit more about how your family lifeschools?
  • Tell us your biggest struggle in homeschooling and have you ever been tempted to quit, despite believing it is the best option?
  • What are some of the gifts that you have seen early on in your children (I know they are currently pursuing acting) and how have you tailored their education around the development of those gifts?
  • A thought struck me as I was reading a section in your book where you talk about preschool and how distraught many children are. My heart really broke for the little girl in your son’s preschool that you described as crying every single day and I thought, doesn’t the Bible say to “do to others as you would have them do to you”? If we really put ourselves into the shoes of our little child who is experiencing something that truly feels traumatic to her, then I don’t think we would do something that really is not necessary. Why do you think parents do this, especially with young children? Are they just not seeing things from the child’s perspective or are they just so conditioned to think that it IS the best option?
  • I am so thankful for someone like you who already has such a prominent platform writing a book advocating homeschooling and showing parents that they can do this. Tell us a bit about your book and let our listeners know where they can find a copy.

You can check out Sam’s site at www.SamSorbo.com and follow her on Facebook, and Instagram.

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