Ouch! That sounds harsh, I know. Yet, after involuntarily hearing people’s opinions on the negatives of homeschooling for the past 8 years, I can now say with complete confidence that I don’t care what others think. I used to shrink back and silently wonder if we made the right choice. I would walk away from the conversation questioning the validity of the claims that were just made. Now, I stand, politely nodding my head, truly listening to the other person’s thoughts and concerns, but firmly planted in the decision we made to homeschool our children. I can now stand unwavering, even on those tough days. Why? What changed? Keep reading, friend!
I know beyond a shadow of doubt that God has called us to homeschool!
We have explored other avenues of education, from public school to charter school.
Yet, we never had peace in those places.
Yes, we finished the various school years where we were, and yes, our kids grew and learned, but there was never any peace.
I always knew that there was something more that we were being called to.
There was a stirring inside both my husband and myself.
In homeschool, we have peace. A tremendous peace.
Sure, not all years turn out the way I had planned or envisioned, but I know that this is where God has US.
So this is where we will stay until HE leads us otherwise.
My children are growing, learning, and thriving!
We may complete our school work in our pajamas, BUT it gets done.
Our boys are happy. They’re learning.
And guess what? They’re excited to learn!
How many people can say that about their schooling?
I’ve seen the village and I don’t want it raising my children!
This one really needs no further explanation, but here goes :
No, we do not lead completely sheltered lives.
Yes, our kids have friends and yes, our kids are “socialized”.
But, it is the responsibility of my husband and myself to raise these boys to be strong, independent, and respectable young men.
It is not the responsibility of their friends, other teachers or adults, or other outside influences.
We refuse to raise self – entitled children.
Within our home, our boys are learning not only academics, but hard work, perseverance, faith, and they always have the love of their family.
Friends, if you have peace about where you are in your life, if you know that God has called you to a certain place, stand firm. Don’t let outside influences or voices sway you from your convictions. Be bold. Don’t let the thoughts and opinions, (though well meaning), of others make you question what you know to be true for YOU.