Why You Should Homeschool

Many who say money is a factor are simply choosing to spend their resources on other things when they could spend it on freeing up the possibility of homeschooling.

Many who say they are not temperamentally suited to homeschooling are using that as a smokescreen when the truth is they are not willing to exercise the patience and submit to the sacrifice needed to homeschool.

And for those men who say, “What about sports?” I suggest reading a blog I wrote earlier this year titled “Parents, Sports and Church.” All I would add to its words would be that as someone who played competitive sports himself at almost every level, and saw my homeschooled kids engage them at almost every level as well, it’s a red herring.

But even if there was a conflict (there isn’t), sports don’t outweigh what’s best for your child’s heart. And that’s what your goal should be: parenting your child’s inner world.

Please know how much I respect and value the hard work and clear calling present in the life of countless teachers and administrators in the public school system. I know so many of you strive to bring Christ to bear on that setting. It’s a difficult thing to advocate for what you feel may be the best for a child without unduly demeaning the good being done in other settings.

But because there are few voices out there promoting for it, let me make mine loud and clear. If you can homeschool your child through at least the middle school years, do.

Not just for the academics, but for their protection.

If you can’t do that, take advantage of the growing number of schools that offer a combination of homeschooling and formalized classroom experience (a good example is Hope Academy in Concord, N.C.).

If you can’t do that, explore the many good private Christian schools that are available.

But please, consider doing something.

You will never, ever regret it.

Nor will your child.