They then turned to me and asked which school that I preferred. I told them at the time my mom took me out of public school (eighth grade) I wasn't too fond of the idea. But as I grew older, and thankfully matured, I became grateful for my parents decision to home school me. They rolled their eyes and said, I don't think I could ever enjoy being home schooled.
The conversation got me to thinking, as I do quite often, why am I so in favor of home education?
I did attend all three major forms of schooling. Kindergarten through third was public, fourth through 6th was private, seventh was public again, and eighth through graduation I was home schooled. So I have first hand experience of them all.
But which am I in favor of as an adult, and most importantly, which one of these would I prefer to place my children in, should I ever have any?
I personally prefer homeschooling. Why though you may ask.
I think homeschooling is the most effective way to raise your children in the nurture and admonition of the LORD. By having your children with you all day, you have the great advantage of showing them GOD's love, and teaching them HIS ways.
True, not every child will follow in the steps of the LORD, no matter how much you guide them to. They are their own souls, and have to ultimately make the choice to follow the LORD's leading on their own. But homeschooling has the great advantage of showing them GOD's laws continuously.
What about the actual education aspect. There are so many curriculum's and programs out there, that schooling even higher grade would be and are fairly easy for most.
Yes, we have all heard this theory, that homeschoolers never get to socialize. True they aren't around 200 kids their own age very single day. But with home school support groups popping up everywhere, homeschoolers will never lack for "social interaction". Along those lines, do you send your kids to school to make friends, or to gain an education? Hmmm...
How about all of these reasons as well...
But my primary conviction in wanting to home school my future children is to honor the LORD. By teaching them GOD's ways continuously, and showing them HIS laws. By raising them "in secret" you can help mold them to be the future Christian leaders of tomorrow, a whole lot easier than if you sent them off for someone else to teach 8 hours a day.
What are your thoughts on the matter? I would love to hear them!
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