Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why we homeschool

WEll I thought this would be a good topic . I have really been thinking about some things and one of which is when people look at us and are like mmmmmmmm, must be homeschoolers. They seem to say that after they see our 12 passenger van and see that we have more kids than they think we ought to. Well here are just a few reasons why we do homeschool.
-WE think we ought to be in charge of our children, not the school.
- We want to teach our kids in the way we want them taught. Ex. not teaching evolution as fact!
-We are instructed by our Lord and Savior to teach our kids, that should be reason enough.
-WE got tired of the school system and how they treat children who cannot be robots.
-We actually like our children to be at home, Yep, you heard me. We WANT them home. How it saddens me to hear parents say I cannot wait till school starts back or I cannot wait till this break is over. Why would you say that????
-We want to be able to teach our kids things they need to know to make it when they grow up and move out. We are able to instruct them and teach them far more than just math and science. Our 10 yr old daughter just tonight made the cornbread for our supper and did a mighty fine job if I do say so myself. She read directions and mixed everything together by herself and then decided she wanted to make cornbread muffins.
-We do not want them indoctrinated!

I could go on and on but these are just some of the reasons we homeschool . I think Christians especially now really need to think and pray about sending your kids to public school. I know some say they feel they have no choice but there are ways it can be done. I do not look down on anyone who for whatever reason feels their child is better served in public school but I would dare you to really pray about it.


Tiana said...

We homeschool for many of the same reasons. Most importantly, because God has called us to the responsibility for education our children, and to train them up in the fear and admonition of the LORD. I love being with my kids, too!

Tiana said...

Wow...I must be tired...for a home educating mother, the grammar in that sentence is terrible! I think I'd better go to bed!

Seriously, though, I've been blogging a lot about this recently. I did a much better job of explaining it there:

seakinnane said...

15 years ago we fell into homeschooling out of necessity (avoiding the only 5th grade teacher our school had to offer). The master plan was, bring all the kids home for 1 year (didn't want the 5th grader alone) and send everyone back to public school the following year.

My husband and I fell in love with the life style and home they stayed! Still homeschooling - our youngest is 9. God is great, I wouldn't trade it for anything.