Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A positive spin on Homeschool...finally!

A friend of mine sent me this article about a writer in the post who is one to finally put a positive spin on homeschool. I completely understand that there are many families out there who would love to homeschool their kids, but who really can't because of specific situations. One mom in particular, who is a single mom, really would like to homeschool her wee one, but because of her particular situation, cannot. I pray that no one hears me talk down to them for choosing a different way to educate their children. I am in no position to speak those words. We choose to homeschool our children for a multitude of reasons. One: I have 2 degrees in education, and because I am at home right now with Tank and quite frankly, with Turbo, so why not? Two: I have a massive student loan out on my 2 degrees, that are boxed up, framed and dusty while sitting in storage that I am paying on monthly, so why would we spend that money to pay for the degrees, plus money to send him to preschool/kindergarten (not public)? Three: We really feel that God is calling our family to educate our children at home. At first, we didn't' know why, but now with SPD in the picture, it is plain to see that educating Turbo, at least, at home is what will be the best thing for him.

I encourage you to read the article, it is really good, and he asks some honest questions. I just like the fact that he offers some really good "soul-searching" questions. It has helped me to become stronger in our decision!

Here's the article

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! I miss you and your crazy boys! We need to get all the kids together soon!!

    Just yesterday, my Mom said to me: "Can you imagine what it would be like if you had to send AJ to kindy this year?!" So thankful that we can do school/life here together!!

    I too, really liked his article (until the very end), and I actually wrote a response to him. I got a very polite "thank you" in response.