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.


Paula said...

This post gives me hope because it's nearly four years old and you seem to be homeschooling quite successfully.

I've confronted some ridiculous judgements about choosing to homeschool, but I'm learning to let it go and show the value of our choice with the way we live.

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. Thank you for writing!

Anna said...

Paula, I am sorry I missed your comment! Yes, we are still going strong! Hang in there and don't let others influence your choice to home educate!