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Test Scores vs. Values

Test Scores vs. Values
"Failure" in a homeschool doesn't have anything to do with a test score.   Our family has a motto:  "never compare, someone always gets hurt."  This is particularly true when comparing your child's test scores to someone else, or comparing your homeschool to someone else.  In fact, "Failure" isn't about test scores at all. Jeremiah 9:23-24 This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast...
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Never Compare, or Compare?

Never Compare, or Compare?
  In our home we have a family motto:  "Never compare, someone always gets hurt."  I think we got that from James Dobson at one point, encouraging us not to compare one child to another - especially in areas that are hard wired and the child can't change.   I think that's a wonderful reminder for homeschoolers, because sometimes we compare one child to another, when in fact they are both a unique individual with unique...
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Do Not Conform

Do Not Conform
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. I often say that we should "Never compare, someone always gets hurt."  I think I first came upon that phrase listening to Focus on the Family when I had toddlers, and it's been an important part of our family ever since. It's very important in homeschooling, too!  We don't WANT to be the same...
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