Posted by: fatherof11 | January 25, 2006

Why homeschool?

I have been enjoying reading a number of good articles at Why Homeschool. A couple of interest:

Would you let this stranger into your house? Most of you will recognize the stranger once you’ve read about him, but I won’t spoil it here.

A Quote – making life too easy had this quote along with some good thoughts:

“Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

It reminds me of how in making sacrifices to adopt our other kids, we helped our biological kids out. With only the three we probably would have spoiled them. But bringing in eight adopted children made their lives harder and, in the long run, better.

As we brought more kids in, we were no longer able to wait on them hand and foot. They had to learn to contribute, to server others, and to give of themselves. They even had to learn to deal with people from outside their sterile Christian world. They were introduce to life, yet still had the relative saftey of a loving home.

I believe they are better for it.

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