Distance Learning Will Be the End of Homeschooling
I remember when schools first shut down and children were “forced” to be home with their families. I was really hopeful at first. I was glad to see children where I believe most of them truly belong. Unfortunately, very quickly I began to realize the repercussions of what society has now falsely dubbed “homeschooling,” and why we need to be very wary of what may happen next.
I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.
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I think you are spot on. Did you see Jill B’s interview with pbs? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=liNMM5Hsy6Q
Shelly, what a prophetic message you’ve shared! We have posted this on our FB pages, and have sent it to other key Christian education leaders. So proud of the work you are doing for the children and for God’s glory.
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Thank you so much for this and for all the work you do. God bless you!
We too were hopeful thinking now the stigma will blend into the experiences of the masses and people will see that yes even being at home a child can still socialize and have a “normal” life. Then..then I grew frustrated constantly hearing the misuse of the word homeschool and parents complaining how difficult it was to sit their child in front of a computer for their school day that was structured by the district. All while I’m getting joint pains lugging the stack of books around developing our school year to work with my son’s needs and ever growing interests. I would steam at the parent who would say how difficult and consuming answering teacher emails and helping with homework was and that they feared their child would be part of a left behind generation. I don’t like to judge or despair but it was disheartening to see parents at home in a position to help but unwilling to because the change in routine was too overwhelming for them or looking at a child unhappy with a makeshift spot to learn an say its hopeless. We only end up teaching our children to give up quickly and resist change with this continued mindset and its putting us who have really home schooled all this time in a position of defense because not only do we want to defend our own but also what we do and why we do it so that this option is open and available for many for years to come. Sorry for the rant, we love your videos and this just struck a cord!