The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast with Yvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

Hosted ByYvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

The podcast for homeschool families – Biblical encouragement from home education experts and parents just like you!

Grandparents Blessing Homeschoolers – Barb and Rich Heki, Part 1

Yvette Hampton talks with Rich and Barb Heki, founders of Grandparents of Homeschoolers! In this episode, they discuss that education IS discipleship, that grandparents are charged biblically with discipling their children and grandchildren (Psalm 78), that grandparents can make or break homeschooling for many families by their support or opposition, that the most effective solution for grandparents who oppose homeschooling is to get them involved, And, that long distance grandparents can also be actively involved!

We were blessed to have Barb and Rich Heki as speakers for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. There is still time to register for lifetime access to this online homeschool conference, which will encourage and equip you whether you are just considering homeschooling or you are a long-time veteran. All attendees also get a Digital Swag Bag filled with hundreds of dollars of excellent homeschool resources. Register today at

Grandparents of Homeschoolers - Grandparents blessing their homeschooling grandchildren

Rich and Barb Heki are the founders and directors of Grandparents of Homeschoolers™. As veteran homeschool leaders with four adult children and three grandchildren, they speak nationally and internationally to encourage, inspire and equip grandparents to lovingly support, actively engage in and fully delight in the home-education adventure of their grandchildren – whether they live locally or long-distance.

Visit their website to learn more about Grandparents of Homeschoolers.

Read the transcript of this conversation here.

Grandparents of Homeschoolers Interview - Video of grandparents talking about home education

As always, Backstage Pass members can watch this full interview here (40 minutes).

Having homeschooled their four children from birth to adulthood, the Hekis have served as homeschooling leaders, working with other national leaders, for nearly two decades. During these years, they have written articles, orchestrated events, spoken at conferences, served support groups, worked on homeschooling legislation, and counseled and encouraged homeschooling families one-on-one. They are passionate defenders of parental rights and homeschooling freedoms, encouraging families to seek God’s direction in every aspect of their homeschool journey. They view education as a lifestyle, believing that if we teach children HOW to learn, how to LOVE learning, and how to follow GOD’s direction in their lives, they will experience what true success really is.

As advocates of multi-generational family discipleship (because education IS discipleship), they are excited to be ministering to grandparents of homeschoolers, connecting the generations through home education.

Connect with the Hekis:

(Click on “JOIN NOW,” fill in the info, and you will be on our list to receive all kinds of information, ideas and new resources that we will be launching, plus blog articles and video testimonies from grandparents, parents and grandchildren.) Joining is FREE.
Facebook — Grandparents of Homeschoolers
(Our main Facebook page! Posts provide a virtual potpourri of content of interest to grandparents [and parents], from teaching and craft ideas, to news articles impacting grandchildren, to fascinating studies of God’s creatures and creation, to protecting grandchildren in the digital world, and much more.)
Facebook — Grandparents of Homeschoolers Discussion Group and Idea-Sharing Forum:
(This group is for everyone to share ideas, questions, struggles, successes — anything! The goal is to provide help, encouragement and inspiration!)
Facebook — Grandparents Raising and Homeschooling Grandchildren
(A discussion group for grandparents who have sole custody of their grandchildren and are homeschooling them.)

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.