“I need to involve my child in many activities and give them multiple opportunities to build a well rounded child.”
Instead you need to BE HOME to effectively home educate. There are so many good activities to choose from that we are in danger of finding ourselves running to and fro constantly. Continue reading Lies Homeschoolers Believe~Part 3
“Classics are the standard.”
Well, some classics are good- but some are horrible. I grew up as a Unitarian. Many of the classical writers were transcendentalists and it definitely comes through in their writings. I never had my kids read many of the classics. I would go through their literature books and check the stories I didn’t want them to read. I knew in my spirit they were not good for my kids to read. As time went by, I felt more strongly about it, but when I recently read Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate, he articulated for me what I felt so passionately in my spirit and provided additional facts of which I was unaware. When you teach your kids truth, they will more easily discern error. My goal over the years has been to fill my kids minds with truth.
Did you ever wonder who decided that certain books would be know as the “classics”? Did you ever read one of them and wonder if it was something your kids should be reading or that you should be reading? Here are some facts about some of “classic writers”
Continue reading Lies Homeschoolers Believe~Part 2
I started homeschooling in 1982. I didn’t know anyone else who’d done it or was doing it. I never dreamed there would ever be anything like a “ homeschooling movement”. My husband and I were following God’s leading for our kids- for our family. I started out my teaching in a pretty traditional style. I taught my kids what I’d been taught in school, following a basic curriculum to the tee. After all, I didn’t want to “ mess them up”. God opened my eyes to thinking out of the box gradually. It’s always a bit scary doing thing differently from what everyone else seems to be doing. In this case, there was no precedence set, no test results from Brian Ray or anything like that. I just had to follow what I strongly felt God was leading me to do for my kids, hoping it was the right thing. We certainly didn’t get encouragement from most other people. I think we were considered pretty weird to a lot of people, a threat to Christian schoolers (although I certainly didn’t and don’t feel that way myself). I wasn’t trying to impose what I was doing on others, just trying to follow God.
Continue reading Lies Homeschoolers Believe~ Introduction