What is Homeschooling? Part 2
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Homeschooling is More than Academics
Hopefully after reading my last post, What is Homeschooling Part I, you will already realize that homeschooling includes more than academics, but let’s revisit this point. Education is not the only path to happiness. It’s an important one, but so is spiritual, relational and physical health. This depends on more than reading, writing and arithmetic.
Please understand: Education is important. But a truly educated person does more than spout facts. A truly educated person assimilates information and applies it in a reasonable way. That requires social skills such as the ability to be a team player and interact with people. It involves problem solving skills, which rely heavily on creativity. It requires ethics and morality.
School systems may try to teach these skills, but their reach is limited, whereas a healthy home environment can easily teach these skills and encourage them through the academic process.
Instead of school and home being segregated, the two become one. Home life—chores, responsibility, moral training and faith—reinforce academic life and vice versa.
Next time we’ll continue our discussion on What is Homeschooling? We’ll discuss how homeschooling treats each child as an individual as opposed just a member of a group. And remember, if you have questions or comments, please post them below. If you missed last time, check out Part 1 of this series where we discussed the vital question that homeschooling allows you to answer.
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