There are alot of Homeschooling myths out there and I’m often surprised by people’s assumptions about why we chose to do it. Some of the assumptions we often hear are: we want to shelter our kids, we believe they can get a better education at home, or because of our religion. Although I am sure that there are families that choose to Homeschool for one, if not all of those reasons but I’m not one to follow the pack (I’m such a rebel). Our educational philosophy is simple and can summed up in 10 fundamental beliefs. I am planning on doing a series that focuses on each one, individually.
Here are the 10 reasons why we chose to Homeschool:
- We wanted our children to be wise, not educated.
- We wanted to teach our kids to be compassionate, not tolerant.
- We wanted our children to have meaningful, life-long relationships, not socialize.
- We wanted our kids to live their faith, not evangelize.
- We wanted to develop our kids God-given talents, not plan for a career.
- We wanted our kids to be leaders, not followers.
- We wanted our kids to be good stewards, not rich.
- We believe that it is families, not churches, that teach children faith.
- We believe that it is the family’s responsibility, not schools, communities, or any government agency to give children hope for a future.
- We believe that families are the building blocks of society and it is our family’s mission to teach our children to love. “So goes the family, so goes the world.” Pope John Paul II.