Dr. Lybrand and his wife (Jody) of 40 years homeschooled their 5 children from birth to college, where they all excelled in academics and community (University of Texas & Abilene Christian). Dr. & Mrs. Lybrand have combined degrees of 2 BA's, 2 Masters, and 1 Doctorate), Fred and Jody have stuck with their faith and their obsession with practical learning. As a result, the overall theme of "Teaching Them to Learn How to Learn" invades everything they offer. Dr. Lybrand pastored for 25 years and currently coaches, consults, and trains leaders in businesses, churches, and non-profits. Among his client list are the U.S. Air Force, CRU, Be Broken, Continental Resources, State Farm Insurance, and Pioneer Natural Resources. Of course, one of his favorite interests is helping homeschoolers excel, and he does so with the 10 Courses of The Independent Homeschooer Curriculum & directly mentoring parents who belong to the tribe. Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr. www.fredraylybrand.com

    2 replies to "Does Your Child Hate Math?"

    • Laura

      I absolutely LOVE your short video clips with words of wisdom. My daughter STRUGGLES with Math, many days in tears. My goal is to get her to be able to function in daily life, balance a checkbook, double a recipe, calculate how much paint to buy. I was so happy to hear that it is not BAD for me to want her to learn enough just to function in adult life. Now we need to find her ‘thing she excels at’. Thank you so much for putting these videos out there. I look for them and find MUCH reassurance from them!!

      • Fred Ray Lybrand

        Hi Laura,

        Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know 🙂

        You are on a good track…I’m going to do lots more of these, thinking they are ‘vitamins’ for homeschools.

        I’ll talk about this in a future video- Keep focusing on her hard work, rather than if she’s good/not good at math. Emphasizing
        a talent without making the ‘effort’ the amazing thing will get us into another ‘ditch’ on the road to successful parenting.

        Be amazed when she works at a subject she finds difficult 🙂


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