It is an interesting time to be homeschooler. What started as a whisper among a few concerned parents nearly thirty years ago, has grown into an international roar of parents demanding their right to homeschool.
While it is exciting to witness so many parents reclaiming their children, it is also frightening to see the increasing resistance of our governments, educational institutions and media. Our opposition is growing more hateful – some daring to call homeschooling – child abuse. In fact, in several countries being a homeschooler is illegal!
Thankfully we live in America, where homeschooling is still considered a constitutional right. But we must remain vigilant, because the United States is not immune to tyranny. Everyday, our government gobbles up more and more of our fundamental rights. If homeschooling families are not already in its cross-hares (and I think we are), it is only because there are bigger fish to fry.
The homeschool movement is not merely trying to “do school at home.” We are fighting because we have a God-given responsibility to raise our own children.
It is our deeply held conviction, that whether we choose homeschooling, private schooling, or public schooling, we alone are responsible for the outcome. Therefore, we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure our children have a strong physical, intellectual and spiritual foundation.
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If we find that our children’s school is failing in any respect, we are ready and willing to make up the deficit. And, if necessary, recall our parental duties entirely.
Parents who are not full-time homeschoolers, can still “homeschool” on the side – nights, weekends, and holidays. In this way, we are all homeschoolers! We are all in this together. I will sign off by quoting God’s commission to parents;
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forhead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
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Leah Courtney says
Hi from a fellow homeschooler. I’m stopping by to say hello from the UBP.
I am in my 3rd year homeschooling and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I am stopping by from UBP13.
Isn’t it a blessing?! Thanks for stopping by Rebecca!
Stopping by from the blog party. I LOVE Blue Manor Education (as I am sure you know 🙂 Glad to see a familiar face at the party!
I had a conversation with a girl recently who assumed that I was homeschooling because private school was too expensive. It took me back a little because I had never had someone say that to me before. I responded similarly to what you said above, “I homeschool because I believe it is my God-given responsibility/privilege to teach my children.” Thanks for sharing a great post!
I am also a homeschooler (12 years now!) and stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party.
Wow Sharla! You have a lot of experience. Thanks so much for stopping by.
A fellow homeschooler over from the UBP!
Samantha @ KreativeKaring says
Stopping by from the UBP. I hope to homeschool when I have children. Hope you have a great week!
It is so much fun! I think you will really enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!
Stopping over from the UBP! I am a homeschooler who was homeschooled! 😉 Its super fun and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Happy Schooling!
Yay! Stephanie. Good to hear from someone who was homeschooled herself. Thank you!
Hi from UBP13. I wish I was homeschooled and I dont think I could have ever done it with my kids but, I wish I had. Hats off to all of you who have the courage to do so.
Hi Faigie, I’m sorry that you weren’t able to homeschool full time. However, I’m sure you “homeschooled” some with your children by reading and playing and just being with them! Thanks for stopping by.
Dr. James Lee says
Hi Britton! I’m stopping by from #UBP13! Your passion-filled article about homeschooling really got my attention. And I think we would be a good fit. Perhaps you would like to check out my own “Ultimate Blog Party” blog and learn about my great ergonomic pen, the UGLee Pen. Go here: http://bit.ly/ZByOuO And to celebrate the Party – I’m doing a giveaway! Hope to see you there!
Just dropping by from the #UBP13. Love coming across other homeschool blogs. I’ve been homeschooling my 3 for 9 yrs now. Graduating our first in May.. Looking forward to checking out your blog..
Happy UBP! I homeschool my daughter with special needs. Thankfully God put a friend in my life who lead the Homeschool Network in my community. I never would have known I could homeschool my special needs daughter. I feel so called to homeschooling and such peace with our decision to do it. Stop on by my blog soon!
thanks for this Bible Story Art for kids giveaway contest. I am interested in one titled God’s Special Surprise