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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Why we homeschool

I read a Christian women's board every now and then and someone posted a question: What are the main reasons you homeschool? I had not given that much thought for a while because when you are in it you don't always stop and think about why you are in it--because you just are! So I gave it some time and this is what I came up with.






1. Because we believe it is God's best for the family.
2. Because we know our children's needs and abilities.
3. Because we can meet our children's needs and abilities.
4. Because we love our children more than anyone save God.
5. Because we just love being together!
6. Because our children can excell where God wishes them to.
7. Because it keeps the family as the primary social unit.
8. Because the public schools are not where covenant children should be.
9. Because we teach what is true, beautiful, and Biblical.
10. Because there is no other way for us.



Those are my top 10. What are yours?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

sorry to be anonymous. That was me (www.thingswesaid.blogspot.com)

cyndiegirl72 said...

Good post, thought provoking I love those. I will have to have a long think about it. I know there are many reasons, however to put them down on paper, I have yet to do. I would like to put that in my boys portjolio at the year's end.

Corin said...

2 really huge main reasons here. The rest all dim in comparison.


#1. Deuteronomy 6:5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


#2. Deuteronomy 11:18 "Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth. 22 "For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do--to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him-- 23 then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, F15 shall be your territory. 25 No man shall be able to stand against you; the Lord your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.


(I honestly can't figure out how you'd accomplish #1 or #2 without homeschooling them!)


#3. Nobody knows out children like we do. No one can encourage them in their weaknesses, stretching them, but without frustrating them like we can.


#4. Nobody (human anyways) can love our children like we do.


#5. We can encourage them in the direction they are led, without them being pumped full of information that will never be used.


#6. There will be no teasing between students. They are aware of each others strengths and weaknesses and work together for the good of all, out of love for each other.


#7. Because there is nothing more thrilling than watching them learn and grow and realizing that it has happened through your own efforts.


#8. So they won't look back on what Mrs. Jones taught them in first grade, but instead on the memories they have of us all working together on a skill.


#9. So that we can all learn together and ENJOY doing it!


#10. To train them up in their God ordained roles as men and women.

UndertheSky said...

These are wonderful responses. I love them. Thanks for sharing!!


Kate

HeidiHomeschools said...

Great reasons, Kate! I'll have to think about what my top 10 reasons are and post them on my blog sometime later.

I'm glad you found some new people willing to help with reviews~ that's great!

Heidi

Mamma1420 said...

on the board (you know what I'm talking about) but I felt it might inflame others more. It was bad enough already. I really felt that I let the Lord down in that aspect, I denied Him in my heart b/c of fear of other's criticism. I just wanted to stop by and see your list and I agree. Thank you for blessing me today,

Jessica (in GA)