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VHE Blog

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5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Homeschooling

Heidi St. John

With changes rapidly happening in our public school system, more parents than ever are considering the very viable option of homeschooling. If you're one of those, read on. I'll never forget our first year of homeschooling. I sort of "fell" into homeschooling, and so, admittedly, I was not as well prepared as some of you dear readers will be. In fact, I was about as green as green could get—but I was trying—right down to the flag salute and scheduled recess time. Like many new homeschool moms, I was trying to imitate what I remembered about school. And the school that I attended as a child had a flag salute. So we did, too. As you are probably guessing, our first year was tricky. The neighbors thought we were crazy, my parents wondered out loud about my "ability" to teach our children, and...
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3 Reasons NOT to Homeschool

Heidi St. John

Homeschooling is a wonderful form of education. I love it. ( Well, not always. ) But here are few reasons you might *not* want to do it: First Reason You May Not Want To Homeschool You're homeschooling out of fear. I meet parents all the time who are pulling their children out of school because they're afraid. Afraid that their kids will be influenced by the world. Afraid that their kids will walk away from their faith, afraid of any number of scenarios that they feel homeschooling can prevent. If fear is driving you, I want to encourage you to spend some time in prayer. God's Word is very clear: fear is NOT from God. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 "The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the st...
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