Okay. So there’s this job that I really want, and I’ve wanted it for a long while. It’s never been open, until now. I am qualified. I would be excellent at this job. So I am going to apply. But I’m nervous. I am never nervous when applying to jobs. I interview well, my resume is usually rockin’, etc etc but now that I’m applying to a job that is actually important to me, I am second-guessing everything that a person could possibly second guess
and my eye is twitching a little.
bluelikethesea said: Are your kids home schooled? Do you think it's better for Catholic (or any Christian denomination) children to be home schooled? Love your blog!!
I homeschool for so many different reasons. First off, I’ve been the teacher in my children’s lives since they were born. I’ve taught them everything they know about life so far. I have been their teacher, and will continue to be, as all parents are. I believe that homeschooling is best for my family.
The main concern most people have when it comes to homeschooling is “socialization”. For some reason most people believe public school will give their children a realistic setting to gain some sort if socialization. Here’s the problem with that, in a public school setting, kids are first segregated by age (grade), and sex, then unintentionally segregated by race and status. They are kept on lock down in a building with strict time blocks for learning, eating, exercise, free play and socialization. They are fed a low standard meal, and educated at equal standards, children slower then learning are passed until highschool or middle school where they instead fail, and advanced children are not allowed to advance.
To be honest with you, there is no ” real world place” similar to the setting of public school with the exception of prison.
In regards to not being socialized enough, I usually tell people “socialization is for dogs, education is for children.” If you really think placing your children in a building with 900 other children will some how make them socially acceptable by society’s standards, you have never went to public school yourself.
With homeschool my children are allowed and encouraged to pursue their talents, and are educated more deeply in their weaknesses. I can take as long as needed if my child does not understand a subject, or move ahead quickly if they have already grasped the subject. Since it only takes a few hours for them to do between 7-10 subjects, they also have time to pursue talents or creative forms of education like music and secondary languages.
Basically they are themselves, and they are in an invornment where they are excepted as individuals. I’m always surprised to hear parents believe that public school setting in which children are basically forced to survive emotional torment with bullying (ignored by staff), dehumanization, and removal of individualization will some how make their children “prepared for the real world”. My job as a parent is to prepare my children for the adult world.
Most people think homeschooling is a form of sheltering or brain washing, but in reality it is the exact opposite. If homeschooling some how turns my kids into ” social inept weirdos” I’d like to know why then when the public school bus comes to my street to unload all the kids, they all end up at my house.
I believe homeschooling is making a comeback in Christian households because we as Christians are used to being out casted anyway. When most families decide to homeschool they have little to no support. Public school gets about $11,000 per enrolled child in my district, which is about average for a school district. I can’t even imagine how awesome of an education I could give my child with an extra 11,000 a year!
Before I end this I should add that the teachers and the people working in the public school are not the problem, it is the system. Teachers are excellent people who really believe in education for children. I myself wanted to be a teacher, I didn’t realize I would be for my own children.
I love my children, and do believe that homeschooling is best. I feel disgusted seeing all these statuses and images on Facebook saying things like “Yes it is back to school! Can’t wait until my kids are out of the house.” “Yes! Summer is over!” “Uhg I can’t take it anymore back to school cannot come soon enough!” Do parents really hate their children that much?