State educational institutions are often wonderful for adults.
For children, we have homes.
When it comes to children, God says parents should train them, bring them up, teach them. With the return to home learning of the past quarter century, we are discovering that Father knows best and that the brave new world of mandatory public schooling for all children is not the way for civilized cultures.
Maybe it is the best way to germinate Communism or raise up a nation of soldiers, but it is not the best way to grow children who turn into the type of adults we really want managing our finances or our country when we are old.
Various excuses float around for those who do not home school and these excuses need redefining, too.
For instance, I often have heard that some people are unable to home school.
I agree, but for most, it is to their shame and not something to boast about, as they do.
Some people have disqualified themselves from being the ones who raise their children. Perhaps they attack or neglect their children and perhaps they have lost custody. (Perhaps not, too often.)
Sometimes they prefer misleading their children into sports injuries or demonic teachings, and so must drop them off where these things happen.
Many prefer making a show of wealth that requires abandoning the children for two incomes, rather than doing the right thing, as Moses did. (Hebrews 11:24-27)
The fact that these people are extremely poor parenting examples does not mean that home schooling is bad. It only means that some homes are bad and morality is taking a new plunge.
Sometimes we hear of children who do not want to home school. Surely, we do not think the parents ought to home school them!
Well, yes, we do.
Usually these sadly mixed-up children are the products of the above-mentioned types of parents. Attacked, neglected, misled offspring of unfounded and deceiving displays of affluence usually lack ideals, morals, discipline, and even discernible personalities.
True, these children sometimes do not work out well in the normal home school setting, especially at first. Neither do they always perform very well in the public setting, but it is not their fault.
And their parents should quit boasting about it.
What ought to happen is that the parents should “die trying” to fix the mess they have made of their children’s attitudes, but they do not.
Some go as far as laughing about it. If there is any hope for these children at all, the remedy, still, exists only in the home. These parents should have home schooled and still should home school.
The alternatives, correctional and psychiatric institutions—as if we would prefer these to the home—usually control or mollify, only, and do not apply true, known remediation, as parents can, if only they have not disqualified themselves.
“Harsh words!” you say?
I say the words are hardly as harsh as the reality. The prisons of the godless school generation are overflowing, as are the mental institutions.
These human wrecks were America’s children, just one generation ago.
- Is There Life After Homeschool? (katharinetrauger.wordpress.com)
- Do NOT Try Homeschooling. Part 2 (katharinetrauger.wordpress.com)
- What Is it Like to Homeschool? (katharinetrauger.wordpress.com)
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