1.) “What about socialization? Your kid can’t possibly be getting this if he/she is home schooled.”
My answer: “Unlike so many children who attend public schooling, my child is learning earlier rather than later on in life, the type of people he should surround himself with. Putting my child around EVERYONE that I DO NOT KNOW, does not mean HEALTHY socialization….it just means that, I have NO CONTROL over who my “5 1/2″ year old is around.” (Kid) does not always equal innocence and safety. Read your newspapers and you will figure that one out.”
2.) “How does your child learn anything if he is not being taught by a licensed teacher?”
My answer: “When God gave me my child, He gave me the mandate and responsibility to teach him and raise him……not for the system to. Public school will NEVER involve Jesus in history, science, language, math, art, poetry, PE, fine arts, etc. The government, bureaucrats will only take Jesus OUT of a child’s education. Besides all of the important stuff, my child has the advantage of learning an array of things, that not even the best private schools in the country will teach him. I have the say so on how he learns, what he learns, and what direction that I want for him to go in life. It’s funny, so many of you criticize home schooling parents for doing what is right, when those of you who criticize, send your children to public schools, where you have no say so in how your kids learn. Levies do, tax dollars do, government does, but…..NOT YOU. Even licensed teachers (God bless them), are told what curriculum to teach your children from. You can be a part of their education, but you are not the leader of it.
How many of you have been hit with these redundant questions? Some people who ask and comment, are truly sincere and wish to be educated, but many have the ignorant thinking that those who choose to home school, are a part of some weird cult. If you read your Bibles, you will clearly understand the responsibility of the parents to the children. IF you do not have to, why place your child amongst so many whose educational values are so contrary to your own? You have classroom overcrowding, horrible teacher to student ratio, in some cities you now have little kids being put into schools with much older children, teachers who are attracted to the students for romantic reasons, bullying has skyrocketed, suicide is now a trend amongst so many young people, influences that our children should not be around. Stop and ask yourselves how public schooling has become so demonic. If you would not let your child be around certain characters outside of school, why put them around certain characters in an area of their lives where they need to be totally focused? Education is the key to living wholesomely, Godly, respectfully, and how our kids learn will determine their adult directions in life.
I remember when I went to school, I went through a period of depression because of the ungodly demands set up through my education, that I just could not meet, and still be a normal kid. I spent my time in school, church, and had little time for family. Pressures from a worldly education wore on me after a while. I was around kids who were involved with drugs, partied, teen pregnancies, thought popularity was more important than respect, self-proclaimed atheist, teachers who wished that they were teens again, and so many of the church kids who I knew were Christian…..often acted like they never knew that God existed when they went to school. I made up my mind before I left High School, that I would home school my children and give them a Blessed atmosphere to learn in……not to mention, one where they did not hold funerals at…..no offense, however NO facility (school) for LEARNING should ever hold funerals. I do not know why people would think that this is okay. Talk about losing focus.
So, for those of you who speculate and want some answers, read your Bibles, and all of the answers that you need, even over educating our children, lies within scripture. God Bless….Keep learning!
❤ Raven Nicole`