Welcome to HomeSchool ThinkTank’s interviews. We love interviewing parents who homeschool their children and people who serve homeschooling families. On this page, you’ll discover interviews with a variety of people.
- Education Experts
- Parenting Experts
- Life Coaches
- Homeschooling Parents & Experts
You’ll discover articles, podcast episodes, and videos that inspire & inform homeschooling parents.
In HomeSchool ThinkTank’s interviews, you’ll learn about parenting, homeschooling, education, mindset, and so much more.
Backpack Sciences Online Membership with Jackie Grundberg
Jackie is the founder of Backpack Sciences. She offers fun and innovative science lessons through her online membership and courses.
Handwriting for Kids with Occupational Therapist: Polly Benson
Polly Benson is an occupational therapist who specializes in helping kids who struggle with handwriting. In our interview, Polly shares tips parents can use to help their child improve their handwriting. This interview is packed full of helpful tips.
- Listen to the podcast episode with Polly Benson.
- Watch the video interview with Polly Benson and learn about her handwriting lessons.
- Create handwriting lines anywhere with Polly’s self-inking stamps!
Elephant Learning Math: Interview with Aditya Nagrath
If your child is behind or struggling with math, then you’ll want to learn more about the Elephant Learning math app and curriculum. In this interview with the founder, Aditya Nagrath, you’ll pick up on some ideas that you can use with any curriculum.
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Dayna Abraham: Parenting with Calm the Chaos
Dayna’s the creator of the Calm The Chaos® course and best-selling author of The Superkids Guide to Conquering Everyday, and also leads The Huddle, an online parenting membership.
College Flight Plan: Interview with Greg & Beth Langston
Greg & Beth Langston help teenagers discover their purpose, plan a career path, and help college-bound students pick a major. Since the vast majority of college graduates change their major three times and take six years to complete college, this coaching program and course can ultimately save students years of time and tens of thousands of dollars.
If you have a teenager approaching adulthood, this is a must-listen interview.
Autism with Karen Thomas
Karen Thomas is the founder of Naturally Recovering Autism. She helps parents who have an autistic child learn how nutrition and environment impact their child. If you have a child who has autism, you’ll want to learn more about Karen’s outstanding podcast.
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Interview with Cathy Duffy
Cathy Duffy is the author of multiple books, including 103 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. She is also the founder of the long-standing website Cathy Duffy Reviews.
In our first HomeSchool ThinkTank interview with Cathy Duffy, you’ll get to know the woman behind the website. In our second interview, we discussed how to choose homeschooling curriculum.
Happily Family Parenting Conference with Jason & Cecilia Hilkey
Jason & Cecilia Hilkey are the founders of the Happily Family Parenting Conference. This FREE virtual event attracts over 100 thousand mindful parents and professionals who work with children. Parents, educators, and therapists from over 187 countries attend the annual conference to learn how to use brain science and connection to raise resilient and motivated kids!
Teach a Child to Read with Mary Gallagher
Mary Gallagher is the co-author of Teach a Child to Read. You’ll love her approach to using children’s books to help your child learn to read.
HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast
Our podcast is listened to in more than 90 countries. Each week, we share two episodes. One is about your mindset, while the other episode is about homeschooling and parenting.
You can listen to the podcast nearly anywhere that podcasts are played!
Teens Helping Seniors with Dhruv Pai
17-year-old Dhruv Pai shares an inspirational story about how he and a friend, Matthew Casertano, started a non-profit, Teens Helping Seniors. Watch this inspirational episode with your teens!
Learning to Read with Dyslexia: Interview with Allison DeFrees
Allison DeFrees is an online tutor who understands first-hand how difficult it can be to learn to read with dyslexia.
- Listen to our interview with Allison on the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast.
- You can learn more about dyslexia from Allison DeFrees here.
Christine Camm: Learn French Online & In France
Christine Camm is the founder of Simply French Online. She teaches French online and also offers full immersion experiences from her home in France.
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The Young Reader with Margaret Craig
Margaret Craig is an award-winning language arts and reading recovery teacher who has worked with hundreds of students. She has taken her wealth of knowledge and experience and distilled it into practical steps that parents can use in a variety of situations to help their children learn how to read.
While The Young Reader is geared toward parents of younger children, you can use the strategies in this book to help any person of any age learn how to read.
Meet a Mom Who Was Homeschooled
Alison Schlagel and her husband were homeschooled from birth through high school. Now, they’re the homeschooling parents. Hear what it was like growing up as a homeschooled child.
Marriage & Relationships with Author Ron Price
Ron is the author of the Play Nice In Your Sandbox series. In this interview, Ron shares outstanding tips and strategies that can help you with nearly any relationship in your life.
- Listen to our interview on the HSTT Parenting Podcast.
- Watch our interview with Ron Price on the HSTT YouTube Channel.
Carrie Strong: Homeschooling Mom and Author of You Can Homeschool
Have you wondered what homeschooling is like for other families?
In this interview, you’ll meet homeschooling mom and author Carrie Strong. She talks about her book, becoming an author, and what homeschooling is like for her family. You can buy Carrie’s book here.
Ecohappiness Project with Sandi Schwartz
In our interview with Sandi Schwartz, we discuss the mental benefits of spending time outdoors. Sandi Schwartz is an environmental author and shares information on her blog, Ecohappiness.
Sandi discovered how several science-backed natural tools could help minimize stress and increase happiness. She enjoys sharing nature-based positive psychology tools that include concepts like mindfulness, gratitude, awe, kindness, and creativity.
- Listen to our interview on the HSTT Parenting Podcast.
- Watch our video interview with Sandi Schwartz on YouTube.
Worldschooling with Sarah R Moore
Sarah R. Moore is a homeschooling mom, and before the pandemic, was a worldschooling mom. She’s currently in the process of publishing her first book and is the founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting.
Homeschooling Mom & Entrepreneur: Alyssa Wolff from Your Unbusy Life (she was homeschooled as a kid, too!)
Alyssa was homeschooled from birth through high school and is now a homeschooling mom of five. She’s also the founder of Your Unbusy Life. She specializes in helping moms simplify their lives and destress.
- Listen to our interview with Alyssa on the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast!
- Get Alyssa’s downloadable worksheet here!
Interview with Children’s Book Illustrator & Artist: David Lee Csicsko
If you love good children’s books with beautiful illustrations, you’ll love the work of Chicago resident and artist David Lee Csicsko. His artwork has been shared in the White House, churches, universities, and museums.
From astronomers to zoologists, David’s book Science People highlights explorers in a wide range of fields while representing a multicultural mix of genders, races, and nationalities. David Lee Csicsko depicts people from all walks of life to illustrate that science is for everyone.
Canary Academy Online & Homeschooled Graduate: Nasiyah Isra-Ul
Nasiyah Isra-Ul is homeschooled graduate who, at the age of 19, won a $10,000 scholarship to start her own business. Hear Nasiyah’s story and learn more about how she is helping families to homeschool more affordably.
Visual Art Academy
Art teacher Brenda Mullard has a whimsical eye and offers free online video tutorials with painting, drawing, and clay lessons. While she has shifted her focus since we interviewed her, you can still learn plenty from her helpful videos.
- Listen to our interview with Brenda Mullard.
- Get access to Brenda’s step-by-step art tutorials.
- Art for homeschoolers.
Homeschooling Mom & Life Coach: Elle Tevebaugh
Meet homeschooling mom Elle Tevebaugh. In this interview, we talk about homeschooling, parenting, and the importance of mindset.
ADHD Thrive Institute: Interview with Dana Kay
After a pediatrician recommended a 4th ADHD medication for her five-year-old son, Dana Kay went on a mission to help treat her son’s symptoms naturally. As a result, Dana Kay of ADHD Thrive Institute is now a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner who helps other parents of ADHD children.
Food sensitivities are common in kids who have ADHD, and a healthy diet can make a tremendous difference in their behavior. This is why Dana Kay specializes in helping parents make natural and healthy food choices to help improve their child’s symptoms of ADHD.
Growing Up Confident with Kim Restivo Lange
Kim is a therapist who specializes in helping kids. In this interview, Kim shares how to help kids manage their emotions. She also mentions how Inside Out is an excellent movie for children.
- Listen to our interview on the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast.
- Watch the video on HomeSchool ThinkTank’s YouTube Channel.
- Get Kim’s five-step plan to help kids understand their emotions.