Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Beauty of Home Education:

Snow days:  you can still learn no matter what the weather 

Gym class:  no stress

Extracurricular activities:  use your imagination; the sky is the limit!

Calmness at home:  worth more than pure gold

Father’s work schedule:  schooling and family time can make a better fit

No deprograming time:  you will notice the difference!

Spending as much time as possible on what counts

Great field trips to interesting places anytime of the year

Reading good books which are also are good for you

Learning true history

Melding a family together

Learning to be cohesive with all ages

No school food

Learning how to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner

The family pet sits with you while you do your work

Everyone receives more in all the learning

No government indoctrination

Vacations anytime of the year

The principal, dad, puts the kabosh on any disrespect to the teacher, mom or dad, in a timely manner

Imagination is cultivated

Individual curriculum tailored to each student

Do you have any ideas to add to the list?


Anonymous said...

That's a great list! I wish we would have started earlier. I would add that it taught my daughter phenomenal time management skills. She doesn't need a bell to go off every 50 minutes to tell her what to do.

The Piper's Wife said...

Neil, thank you for responding. I completely agree!

Emily said...

I have this ideal in my head about home education for our second son, Luka, but I don't think I am capable. My husband is also against it, and prefers we just seek out a good Christian school. (Though, those seem to be vanishing) We would still have to likely send our oldest, Marcel, to public school, no matter the case, because he has special needs, and he thrives in those programs. He also doesn't get exposed to the same anti-God teaching the rest of the kids get...

The Piper's Wife said...

Emily, I understand your dilemma. You two should continue to pray, but follow your beloved husband's decision. The LORD will bless you.

We were in the public school system for years even though we knew OF educating at home, but not beyond that. It took some very bad things in PS and just being disappointed in the system for us to go to Christian school and then into educating at home.

While using public or private schooling you can still be a huge factor in their lives as you interact on their home time :oD We always said we were educating at home for those eight PS years anyways, it was just "after hours" :oD

Praising God with you for your oldest's son's experience at school :oD

Our advice to people who question us concerning educating at home is that you can remove your children from public or private schooling at anytime. You don't have to wait until the end of a semester (like we did~~ARGH) or think you can't because they are a senior, etc. Schooling is the parent's choice. This should relax you. :oD