Friday, February 29, 2008

Homeschooling- Q & A Part 3

Do you worry that your children won't learn as much as they would in a classroom?

Honestly, no. I think they will learn more at home than they would in a public school for sure, but that isn't one of my main motivations for homeschooling. I don't think that the Lord is going to ask me whether or not I taught my kids Calculus on judgment day. (Although with my love for math, I am sure I will!) I think He will be more concerned with whether or not they were raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Man's primary purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. We can glorify Him by being good stewards of our time and talents and learning as much as we can, to be sure, but education is a tool, not an end. I want to teach my children how to learn and to be seekers of wisdom and knowledge. If they learn how to think critically and have a love of learning, they sky's the limit as to how much they will know. (The state has gotten itself involved in the home education of children, and in WA, they are tested yearly to make sure they are staying up to speed, in case my previous answer was not sufficient for you. ;) )