If you’re a devout Catholic who cares more about the Catholic faith than anything else, you desire to give your children the best possible Catholic education. However, you also feel an obligation to help your children prepare for their future occupations, which includes college preparation and specialized studies and work. As your children move into their “high school” years, the pressure seems to grow more intense and college prep consumes all resources and attention and you go to bed with regrets about what your children are studying–and what they’re not studying.
How can we find the balance between the spiritual formation of our children and their needs for college and career preparation? Is there a balance? If so, where is it?
In this talk, Mr. Michael discusses this very topic.
Mr. William C. Michael is the founding headmaster of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. He graduated from Rutgers University with an honors degree in Classics & Ancient History and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Association of Scholars. Mr. Michael has worked in private education as a Classics teacher and administrator for over 20 years. He is a Roman Catholic homeschooling father of ten children, and keeper of a quiet family farm in North Carolina. Mr. Michael enjoys studying ancient natural philosophy, gardening, and running.