Sunday, August 10, 2008

From an Experienced Homeschooler

I got this as part of an e-mail from an experienced homeschool mom.

The most important thing any homeschool parent can do is to learn to see true education and learning. Learning is not reading a chapter in a text book and then answering 10 questions. Learning is a spark, given by God to our children, that we provide kindling for so it can grow and flourish. True education is a child learning how to get information about what ever subject they are interested in or need to know. Education is a skill and state of mind that should be a life long experince, not 13 years, 8:30 - 3:30 PM.

I think she is right.

I also think that a Christian education goes beyond that. A Christian education is not just adding a few verses to a secular curriculum. It is an ability to seek the Lord and not be deceived by the world. It is the ability to read His Word and make sense of it. I am coming to believe that, if a Christian child grows into an adult cannot see how God has woven himself into all areas of life, the child is poorly educated.

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