Episode 7

₿HS007: “Discipleship in the Home” with Josh Friedeman


Josh grew up in a homeschooled family of eight.  In this episode, he shares how the experience created lifelong memories with his parents and between his siblings, why the love of learning is critical and how making an “Age 18 List” helps focus on skills and character traits you want your kids to have before they leave home.


  • The value of a unified parental front
  • A lot has changed in homeschooling over the last two decades
  • Josh always liked being homeschooled
  • It was harder to play sports than it is today
  • With six kids, his family would commit to one thing at a time, e.g., one sport at a time
  • Josh feels he potentially did not have as many friends (had he not been homeschooled)
  • Lack of socialization is just homeschool FUD
  • Boy Scouts as an organization has deteriorated – Trail Life is a popular alternative right now for boys
  • American Heritage Girls is an alternative for girls
  • Homeschooling challenges you to stay sharp and fit
  • Josh and his siblings studied Latin, Greek and Hebrew
  • Homeschooling can spark lifelong curiosity
  • Don’t neglect key basic subjects
  • Engendering a love for a reading
  • Set the example by reading books yourself
  • Getting creative … Civil War or World War II or Viking birthday party themes
  • Life-long bonds and memories not just between parents but also between siblings
  • Incredible value of family meals
  • As long as you’re there, you’re not going to mess things up
  • The “Age 18 List” … The skills and character traits you want your kids to have developed before they leave home
  • Don’t accept cultural norms, e.g., terrible-two’s and rebellious teenagers
  • Dealing with dyslexia
  • Don’t try to model the classroom setting from classrooms in the home
  • Why it’s so critical for kids to have time to play outside 
  • Don’t stress your kids out with excessive testing and structure



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  • Free Market Kids' games including HODL UP https://www.freemarketkids.com/collections/games


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Tali Lindberg

Hey there, wonderful listeners! I'm Tali, and I'm so excited to welcome you to our podcast today. For two decades, I was knee-deep in the incredible journey of homeschooling my four amazing kids. It was a world of boundless creativity, filled with lesson plans, school projects, sports, and beautiful chaos. But when my children all graduated, a brand-new, unforeseen adventure awaited me - the captivating world of Bitcoin.

It took three years for Scott to bring me into Bitcoin. I hesitated at first, Bitcoin's intricacies seemed daunting, and my plate was already quite full. But he persisted, going so far as to create a fantastic bitcoin-mining board game called HODL UP to demystify it all. Before I knew it, I was down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. Just like my homeschooling journey, I took it one step at a time, learning and evolving as I ventured further.

Now, here we are today, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be part of the vibrant Bitcoin community. In an unexpected twist, my husband Scott and I realized that our homeschooling experiences can be a treasure trove of insights for Bitcoiners who, like us, want to take charge of their children's education. So, in addition to sharing our Bitcoin knowledge with Precoiners with HODL UP and the Orange Hatter podcast, we're here to offer tips and guidance for Bitcoin-homeschoolers. It's going to be an incredible journey, and I can't wait to share it with all of you. Enjoy the ride!
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Scott Lindberg

Scott Lindberg is a freedom-loving entrepreneur, author, and game designer. He is a proponent of finding freedom by taking self-custody of education, money and speech.

He and his wife, Tali, co-founded Free Market Kids. Their passion is to give the next generation the knowledge and tools to maximize their chances for freedom, success and happiness. Free Market Kids makes it easy and fun to introduce money concepts to kids through tabletop games, courses, lesson plans and trusted resources. They are best known for HODL UP™, a Bitcoin mining game.

Scott graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. In 2001, he graduated Yale’s School of Management with a Master of Business Administration.