on the one hand, quite simple. Tomorrow, when all the other children in the
neighborhood are going off to school,
don’t send yours. Continues Adams,
I;was;hosting;a;‘getting;started’;meet-ing for families interested in finding
was one family there who had already
made the decision—they had just come
to learn more about the resources available to them, the law, and to start net-working.;The;father;told;me;of;his;plan:
Tomorrow morning, we are going to
stay in our pajamas and gather at the
front window to watch the neighborhood kids get on the bus. Then we are going to eat breakfast, get dressed, and go
bowling. The next day we will go to the
“While no homeschool can succeed
without academic rigor, this father had
freedom they had to plan the day how-ever;they;saw;fit,;not;according;to;the
ernment school mold, you can begin
to integrate all aspects of each of your
a one-on-one, one-for-one endeavor, it
the Lord in all aspects of life means each
family will have different purposes and
How Will Things Change?
Only then can you start to answer ques-
to get a published curriculum? Do I need
What about college? What is God calling
learning styles, what are their bents, pas-
sions, behavioral styles? What moves
time to get comfortable with your new-
available to you as you begin this new
Ultimately, homeschooling is not an
love God has for us and our children.
Within that, there is a lot of room for
individuality among families and among
students. In the context of homeschool-
ing, that individuality can be fostered,
encouraged, and celebrated.
This decision will bring a big disruption
in your life . . . for the better in many
ways, but a disruption nonetheless.
For your children, socialization will
change. They will go from spending all
their time with people their exact age, to
spending it with multiple ages, depending on how many children you have.
Even if your child is an only child, the
switch to one-on-one student-mentor
teaching will be a big disruption. Spend-ing;eight;or;more;hours;a;day,;five;days
habitualizes children into only communicating with their same-aged peers.
Rather than segregated into grades, they
will now be integrated into the family.
Learning will take place wherever the
“There are three things that are very
different about home schooling,” says