Tuesday, August 21, 2012
What if our children want to watch television all day? What if they want to eat junk food all day? What if they want to act discourteous, throw and hit? We don't let them. And what about all those kids who don't want to return to school this fall? Should their parents not send them? It's a parent's job, our responsibility, to do what we think is best for our children and our family. For some families, that means sending kids to school and for others it means homeschooling.
In truth, my children show no desire to attend school. They have a large group of homeschooled friends and have been immersed in our local homeschooling community since toddlerhood. They also have many friends and neighbors who attend private and public schools. In their eyes, the world is a wonderfully diverse place with lots of different types of "school."