Many people ask me….You mean you dont send your kids to school?
Yes, I say. They all want to know why….
I say, let me ask you a few questions….
Why do you send your kids to school?
To learn, ofcourse, they say!
I ask them: How do you expect your kids to learn at school?
Why, from the text books ofcourse, and the teachers etc…
I ask them, what world are you living in? Don’t you know that if you want your kids to learn something from school text books, you are way behind the times? Knowledge is advancing so fast that by the time the textbooks your child gets are out they are already atleast a decade old?
If you want to find out or learn about anything, where do you go to now?
Did anyone say ‘google’!
Oh, it is as if a light bulb popped open in their brain…they wonder…..what on earth!
Then they say, aha, we send our kids to school so that they can ‘Socialise’ and learn to mix with other people.
I look at them and ask again, politely…where in the real world would you expect your child, assuming he or she grows up, to ‘socialise’ only with people his same age??
What kind of artificial ‘socialisation’ are you talking about? Would it not be better if your child mixes with their neighboring kids and with their brothers and sisters at home and around? Learning to share and play together?
By this time, the parent who asked me the question is left wondering why he or she did not think of all this before.
I reassure them, that there is still time. If you believe your kids are the most precious gifts you have, you would do your best for them. Since you thought that sending them to school was the best you could do for them, you did that. Now that you know there are better ways, think about it. Plan it as a family, pray about it. See if you have the necessary time and resources to homeschool.
Then be ready to change!
Hope you have a wonderful day ahead. Life is full of challenges and changes.