Do We Homeschool? — 8 Comments

  1. Thank you, It felt like you were talking straigt to me and my thoughts lately. We have our kids in public school. and I seem to only find homeschooling parents to connect with. Thank you for the post and new insight you gave me.

    • Thanks for stopping by. Choosing the right school option can be sooo hard! But we can never lose sight of the fact that whatever we choose, we’re still responsible for their education. I think parent’s have forgotten this–which is why you have kids in college that don’t know how to balance a checkbook, go grocery shopping and cook a meal, or sew a button on their own shirt. All parents are teachers!

  2. Yes!!! Every parent is a homeschooler, we begin to train our children soon after they are born… academics is just an extension of that. I love your purpose to be intentional with the time you have and knowing that even an excellent Christian school is not responsible to be the sole disciplers of a child. God will honor these decisions.

    • I do think our school has helped push me toward the confidence it takes. I think our society tends to not only allow parents to say “I’m not qualified” but actually agree and even encourage that way of thinking. Our school made it clear from the moment our kiddos walked through those doors that they felt it was their job to help us teach our children, not our job to help them. It’s a rare philosophy these days.

  3. I wish all parents would take this seriously! Every minute we have with our kids is a teaching moment. some BIG, some not so big. I am reading Raising Maidens of Virtue and planning on going through it with my daughter this summer (youth group is off for the summer so I plan to use that time). The book is showing me ways that I need to lead and direct my young daughter so that she will be the maiden that God intended for her. I am with you on this journey of intentional parenting. If we don’t teach ’em, the world will… and that is a scary thought.

    • Amen to that! Kids want something, someONE to follow. Give them Christ rather than their peers, or celebrities, or money.

  4. First, I was saying out loud “YES YOU DO!” when I saw the title of your post…and then laughed when I saw you were way ahead of me 🙂

    I am so looking forward to journeying with you on the intentional parenting road!!

    • You’ve encouraged me so many times when I’ve questioned what in the world we’re doing (and is it all wrong?)! How could I not give credit where credit is due! 🙂