Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thoughts on Home Education
On the positive side, having our children at home has allowed us to freely and consistently teach them from a Biblical perspective. They are secure in our love and in the Lord's values. We, not the local school system, have raised them.
The public schools used to reflect the local community and the family. Perhaps they still do and that is the problem. Sadly, many private Christian schools are just about the same. Part of the reason that we made the leap to homeschooling was an discussion I had with another professor's daughter. I asked her about some physical mistreatment I had heard was taking place in the school--she replied that yes, it did, "but just to the geeks." I can't tell you how her attitude made me feel. She dismissed the hurtfulness of the actions because it was happening to those who were geeks. She will never know how that 15-second exchange colored how I felt about her and about the public schools. Our boys would certainly fit the "geek" mold. Her unkindness and the cruelty of the situation however, changed our lives for the better.
Our home life has been much like the picture you see at the top of this post, and I am more grateful for that than I can say. Your children need to be brought up in the warmth of the family, and in the love and admonition of the Lord and His Word.