9/04/2012

Our Hope is in...Homeschooling?

(I think it's appropriate that this article is posted on our first day of school.  :) )


We chose to homeschool our children for various reasons, the main reason being that we started out our parenting journey with not agreeing on the type of schooling for our soon-to-be-born daughter.  Nate wanted private school, and I couldn’t see sending her anywhere but public school.  God changed both of our hearts and drew us toward something completely different.

After we decided that homeschooling was the way in which we were going to educate our children, we were inundated with all of the studies, statistics, and “evidence” that said what a phenomenal education they would have.

They would be brilliant because we could take advantage of whatever curriculum/tutors/classes that were offered, making sure we were teaching each child based on their “learning styles”.

They would be able to think outside of the box since they weren’t stuck inside a box (traditional school) all day.

They would be able to interact well with all ages since they wouldn’t be socializing only with kids their own ages all day long.

They would be well-rounded since we could take advantage of the vast array of real life learning opportunities throughout the days and not only in the couple hours each evening after school.

Our family life would be enriched as we spent day after day together bonding over various learning adventures, able to pick up and go when the educational opportunities arose...

To read more of this article and find out what I think, go to Heart of the Matter where they've graciously allowed me to post yet again.  :)
 

6 comments:

playoutside said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the thought-filled, observant post! (I read the rest at HOM.) I have found it also takes unnecessary stress off of us as parents if we remember that, as you say, the end result does not truly depend on us - that's just determinism in Sunday clothes anyway. We do our best, and God uses our service to Him and to our kids to work His plan out. Makes me thankful for grace, many days!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I agree. :)
By the way, I received your email and checked my blog for the posts you mentioned. They're still there. Wonder why they're not showing up. Strange. Thanks for letting me know!

Blissful Blooms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVED this Heidi!

Mommas Sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wishing you a great school year!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you! You too!

Marsha Cooper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really miss my children being younger and us all gathered at the kitchen table for school.
I only have one child left at home now and she will be 16 next month, so my time with her is short now too.

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