This is probably one of the biggest challenges and blessings to homeschooling! I have always homeschooled our children and my oldest ventures into the high school waters this fall. My challenge comes in because I have seven younger children with a baby on the way. I have to be very deliberate about keeping my finger on the pulse of each child's learning to be aware of where they are and if I'm serving them up porridge that is too hot, too cold, or just right. It can be easy to let someone slip under the radar or not recognize when they are becoming overwhelmed instead of challenged.
Hmm...I understand and agree that a child's education is intended to come from elders rather than peers. But I dislike the quote from an (apparently atheist) author who, by using the term homo sapiens, ventures to reduce humans who are made in God's image to a mere species of animal. She states that we "learn to be human". This contradicts scripture that says we were created human. No one needs to learn to be what they are. Adam walked and talked with his creator in the Garden as a fully cognizant man. While must grow in social graces and wisdom and our instincts must be refined, our humanness is God made.
We are in total agreement, Grace!
The main reason we homeschool, as Christians, is to "raise up a child in the way he should go" Biblically speaking. The article in The Wall Street Journal resonates with the idea that humanist and Christian homeschoolers have in common: The want to meet our children's needs.
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