|Why I Homeschool|
|Written by Ben Winslett|
|Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00|
"The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as possible." - President Woodrow Wilson, 1909
I know many a good and honorable teacher. Yet, I also understand the indoctrination happening in our more liberal states. For this reason and others, we educate our children at home. If possible based upon the parents' abilities, this is a very quality education. For example, our oldest son worked hard to complete the 7th and 8th grade in the same year. Each child can learn at their own pace, whether quickly or otherwise.
We still are able to participate in sports and band. There is no lack of social interaction (church, sports, band, neighbors) and our children make friends and interact well. The arguments against homeschooling are often made by those who invent reasons in their imagination or who regurgitate the false arguments of others. Others are outright against it because it conflicts with their worldview and limits their influence.
But it really comes down to this. I am a Christian. I believe in Creation. I believe in Christ. I believe in discipline. I believe protecting my precious ones from hedonistic and humanistic influence. I am not perfect. I am trying to do the best with them that I possibly can. What they do with this as adults is out of my hands. Yet I seek to train them up in the way they should go. To bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.