One of the options homeschoolers have is to organize their school in a year-round fashion. Here we share our experience with having school throughout the year, and why it makes life easier in so many ways.

Fred Ray Lybrand​​​​​


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.

    6 replies to "Should You Homeschool Year-Round?"

    • Fred Ray Lybrand

      Yes…it is odd that folks think that just ‘completing’ a section or book MEANS learning or mastery…not so fast!


    • Katy

      I like how you said, “Get the material through them as opposed to just getting through the material.” Mastery!

    • Leslie

      Hi, thank you for this video. Did you homeschool six days a week like Robinson recommends?

      • Fred Ray Lybrand

        We did! Only math on Saturdays 🙂

        When the kids were older, we allowed them to substitute a Saturday service project (church, boy scouts, etc.) instead of math.


    • Mary Ellen Waggoner

      Hello Dr. Lybrand,

      Do you offer phone consultations? I could reallly use some advice at this point in my families homeschooling journey.

      Many thanks,
      Mary Ellen Waggoner

      • Fred Ray Lybrand

        Hi Merry Ellen,

        Yes, I (we) do consultations. Please drop me a note at for details.


        Fred Ray Lybrand

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