|Homeschool Questions I Never Hear|
1. But what about socialization?
2. How will she get into (the "right") college?
The answers to THOSE questions are pretty simple:
1. Once a month, we let her out of her cage and let her meet people ; )
2. We're teaching her how to pick locks ; )
But, we seldom think about the questions that are missing - those questions that never get asked.
1. What about your child's Spiritual life?
2. How do you get to weekday morning Church services?
3. Is your child getting the best possible academics?
4. Is your child's education tailored to her needs and abilities?
5. How do you find time for quality time with your child?
6. How do you keep her from falling in with a bad crowd?
7. Don't you worry about a drug problem in your child's school?
8. How do you ensure that her Character is being developed in a healthy way?
9. How do see to it that she grows up with a healthy view of human relationships, instead of being corrupted by "education" on this topic in the school system?
10. How do you deal with the nationwide school shooting epidemic?
11. How do you fit in time to study your Faith?
12. How do you prevent bullying in your school?
It's interesting. I have to wonder WHY I hear the first set of questions nonstop, while I don't think I've EVER heard even one of the questions on the second list. (and, to be clear, home school parents CAN fail to provide for the second category of concerns!)
Most parents I talk to (regardless of their educational choice for their child) say that their Child's Spiritual, Academic, Emotional and Psychological development, Family relationships, AND their Physical safety are FAR more important to them than their kid's social life or the name of the name of the college they get into.
And if you ask them what the purpose of public school is, very few will tell you that its purpose is providing their kids with a great social life, or getting them into a university that will impress the neighbors.
And yet . . . .
I always hear the first set of questions, and never the second.
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