How many sweets are too many for a child? How much sugar do we allow in the home? Is it ‘no sugar’ or ‘let them be happy kids’? In this vLog we explore these questions and share our practical solution that worked well enough in our home.

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. www.fredraylybrand.com

    2 replies to "Sugar, Kids, and the Home"

    • Linda A McClellan

      Great video! I have enjoyed your no nonsense approach to homeschooling and have found your advice helpful since I started two years ago.

      In regards to the sugar argument, I have been going back and forth on the “no sugar” debate with some other homeschoolers in my area. My argument has been to use moderation when it comes to sugar because the “all or nothing” approach in anything, such as dieting, exercise, etc… leads to failure. I think you are right. I think King Solomon put it best by saying there is a time and season for everything. Thank you again.

    • Linda A McClellan

      Great video! I have enjoyed your no nonsense approach to homeschooling and have found your advice helpful since I started two years ago.

      In regards to the sugar argument, I have been going back and forth on the “no sugar” debate with some other homeschoolers in my area. My argument has been to use moderation when it comes to sugar because the “all or nothing” approach in anything, such as dieting, exersise, etc… leads to failure. I think you are right. I think King Solomon put it best by saying there is a time and season for everything. Thank you again.

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