Homeschool, Christian School, Public School
Is there a best way to educate?
Yes, I think there is a best way.
I’m a mom of three boys, 13, 10 and 9. And I think there is a best way to school my kids. That best way is found through lots of prayer and intention. Every year my husband and I reevaluate what school is the best choice for each of our boys. And for the past two years, they’ve all attended different schools. One is homeschooled, one attends a private Christian school and one is in public school. We truly believe that each boy is the the exact place that he needs to be right now.
I’ve learned blanket statements are not true:
“you are sheltering your child by homeschooling”
“your child can evangelize in public school so that’s where he should be”
“classical Christian education is always the best”
or my personal favorite~ someone actually said this to me:
“the worst homeschool is still better than the best public school”
The truth is, only the parents can make the best judgement on the best method of education for each child for each year, month or even day. And God uses circumstances to help guide our decisions, financial, location, health etc.
There is a best answer every year for every family’s situation.
The question is, are we ok with allowing Him to guide others down a different path than we are on?
ABOUT THE NESTER
The Nester, who writes anonymously, is a home stager, redesigner and design school drop-out. She and her husband and their three boys have moved 14 times in 16 years of marriage and they are...