Sunday, December 28, 2008
Defending My Choice or Not
It's pretty much a given that there are alot of people who don't agree with homeschooling. Most of these views come from a skewed idea drawn from watching a few homeschooled families who they think turned out "strange" or undereducated. Unfortunately, this minority is who gets the attention and those families that turn out the Harvard grads are overlooked. A story with a negative ending is much more dramatic than one that ends in success. For the most part, my family has at least respected my decision, even if they don't agree. There have been a few, ironically (or not) they have been school teachers, who have been very vocal about their disagreement with homeschooling. Some even go as far as to say it should be illegal or at least very regulated. I, however, have decided that I no longer need to defend my choices. From now on my answer to anyone who tries to preach the evils of homeschooling (most of which are a joke anyways) my response will be, "great! I am glad you are making the right choice for your child" or something of the like. So, to answer the last big question, "How long are you going to homeschool?", the answer is, until God or my husband(both are in agreement with the choice at the moment) tell me it is time to stop.