Four reasons why homeschooling your kids is worth it
1. Homeschooling is discipleship
Children need intentional discipleship and homeschooling is the perfect opportunity. Deuteronomy 6:7 might as well point to homeschooling. God says to repeat His ‘words” to our children and the best way to do this is if we’re their classroom teachers during the formative years of ages 7 to 12. During my kids’ homeschool days, I and my wife were able to introduce Bible stories and verses that have influenced them.
Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
2. Creates a strong emotional bond to help them succeed in college
Emotional intelligence (Emotional Quotient) is the ability to understand and channel emotions. It’s taking control of your feelings and circumnavigating stress or distractions. A higher EQ can help them cope with college stress and eventually fair better in the workplace. Although genes play a part in EQ, boys and girls who form a strong bond with their mother or father fair better in the following:
- They’re better in social skills. (AJPH)
- They want to strive to be successful adults. (Pediatrics)
- Higher in test scores and school performance. (Brain picking)
- Usually, they aim for higher levels of education. (NCBI)
- Do better in Science and Math. (NCBI)
- They are likely to eat their vegetables. (ESI)
3. Shields them from rapidly growing demonic ideologies
One of my parenting fails was to give my kids smartphones before 12 years old. I wanted them to embrace technology, but it also exposed them to immorality. When my son was 10 years old playing an online game, a porn ad just popped. Satanic ideologies are found in kids’ cartoons. ‘Arthur’ promotes ‘same-sex marriage’ to toddlers. Likewise, many music videos promote Satanism or suicide. We must educate our kids first before they do.
we must educate our kids first before they do
Schools teaching immorality is growing
Some schools want Biblical morals out. For example, transgender (Drag Queen Story Hour) read books to primary kids about homosexuality. They promote the demonic ideology of equality and diversity, in the guise of freedom of expression. Similarly, a school in UK is said to teach ‘masturbation‘ to elementary students.
Recently, a father was outraged when his son’s school got a flyer that promoted free dental, medical and vision services but the other side said “Free IUD, pills, condoms.” Satan has infiltrated regular schools that children are being groomed to a hedonistic world.
children are being groomed to a hedonistic world
4. It’s the best gift you can give a child
Recent statistics say homeschoolers are achievers. Although this is just one aspect of raising successful kids, it can be a daunting task. A parent has to have at least 4 hours in the morning, devoted to a classroom set-up style of teaching at home. This can mean giving up a career or lifestyle, but it’s worth it!