A few days ago, I happened to see a screenshot of some back-to-school advice that someone shared. Written specifically for the parents of those registering their kids for kindergarten, I have no reservations about the fact that the author meant well.
I was appalled and astonished to see that this advice proved what I was saying the other week about the schools usurping parental authority This post, on the other hand, is suggesting that you hand it over willingly.
No usurpation required.
Okay, it’s time to fess up. If you’re a homeschool mom or dad, how many times have you had someone either hint or outright say that parents aren’t qualified to teach their kids?
I’m guessing it’s happened to you at least a few times.
A few months back, I was binge-watching homeschooling videos on YouTube. (Hey, I do that sometimes.) As I was scrolling through the comments, I came across one in which the author was adamantly opposed to homeschooling because, once again, “parents aren’t qualified to teach their kids.”
That one comment really got me thinking – and a little fired up – about how ironic that mindset is.
Here’s why. Continue reading “Think Parents Aren’t Qualified to Teach Their Kids? Oh, the Irony!”
If you’ve been here before, you know that once I get started on my tirades about the public education system, it can take awhile for me to get it out of my system.
That’s where I am right now. 😉
Last week, I shared with you why my husband and I have decided that school isn’t even an option for our kids. Today I am going to tackle one of the reasons for that – the usurpation of parental authority.
While I could come up with dozens of ways schools have stolen the rights of parents across the country, today I’m going to share the five that have hit me the most. Continue reading “Parents, Wake Up! School Is Usurping your Parental Authority”
As many of you are probably aware, I am no fan of the public education system.
A while back, I decided to share with my readers seven reasons school is NOT an option for my kids. Recently, I have, again, become convicted to share how and why we came to this decision. This time, however, I decided I would publish it on YouTube instead of writing another blog post because, frankly, sometimes it’s just easier to get it all out when I’m talking.
Are you like that, too? Continue reading “Why School Is Not an Option for My Homeschooled Kids”
Anyone who has homeschooled for any length of time has no doubt heard this reaction to the news that they educate their kids at home:
You homeschool?? I could never do that.
This isn’t something I take offense at because I used to feel this way, too. While most people who make this statement don’t feel any inclination to homeschool anyway, unfortunately, I know there are many parents who would like to, but feel ill-equipped. Whether it’s a perceived lack of patience or a lack of confidence in their qualifications, they literally feel that they could never do it, to which I say this:
If you can help your kids with their homework, you can homeschool.
Here’s why. Continue reading “10 Ways Helping Your Kids with Homework Can Be Harder Than Homeschooling”
Ever since I took off my kid gloves last week and finally addressed the truth about public education, I have been pondering the question behind why schools do things the way they do.
Take special education, for example – specifically, the education establishment’s approach to children with ADHD.
As a mom to a child who was diagnosed with ADHD when he was in school, I have had firsthand experience with this, but for the sake of time, I won’t be getting into our specific story today. Right now, I’m more concerned with the general treatment of these children in the school setting. Continue reading “Public Education and ADHD – A Question of WHAT IF…”
There are few things in life that can get me riled up like the truth about compulsory schooling.
I’m not normally someone who likes confrontation. In fact, I try to avoid it at all costs, but since the horrendous school shooting that happened barely two weeks ago, I cannot think of anything else.
So, yes. I’m going to do another epic rant about public education because I don’t think parents of school students recognize these schools for what they truly are. Continue reading “A Homeschool Mom’s Epic Rant About the Public Education System”
Have you ever had an issue you were really passionate about but felt like you had to tiptoe around, so as not to upset a bunch of people?
For me, that issue is public education.
To be sure, I’ve certainly tackled the issue more than a few times here on my blog, but I’ve always held back just a bit because I didn’t want to make anyone mad. (Although a few people always seem to get irritated, anyway.)
Well, I’ve decided that I’m not going to hold back any longer. Continue reading “Here’s the Real Reason Why Public Education Will Never Get Better….”
What’s your homeschool Kryptonite?
For me, one of the most difficult things to overcome as a homeschool mom has been getting over my instinct to recreate the “educational” environment I grew up in. After all, aren’t we absolutely inundated with propaganda about how great school is?
Over the years I’ve increasingly become more and more awake to the mess that is called the public education system. Continue reading “The Public Education System Fosters Ingenuity…or Does It??”
Can you believe it’s 2018 already? It seems like only yesterday I was sharing my most popular posts of 2016. In what seems like a blink of an eye, here we are one year later.
Anyway, after allowing myself to take a much needed one-week break from the blog, my YouTube channel, and most social media last week, I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get this new year started!
Before I kick off my own countdown here, I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of you for reading, commenting, and being such a huge encouragement to me. Believe it or not, I had over a quarter of a million views on my blog in 2017 and my fledgling YouTube channel has almost 2,000 subscribers. Is that crazy, or what?
So, without further ado, here are my: Continue reading “My Top 10 Most Popular Homeschooling Posts from 2017”