June 8, 2013

Homeschooling on the Rise!

Great news!  Homeschooling is growing seven times as much as public school enrollment!  Read this and be inspired:


Remember, *YOU* are your child's first and best teacher.  The Bible encourages you to educate your children and it will serve them for life:  "Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well, strongly encourages parents to teach their own children:

2221 The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute. The right and the duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and inalienable.

2222 Parents must regard their children as children of God and respect them as human persons. Showing themselves obedient to the will of the Father in heaven, they educate their children to fulfill God's law. 

2223 Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues.
2229 As those first responsible for the education of their children, parents have the right to choose a school for them which corresponds to their own convictions. This right is fundamental.

One of the single most common negative reasons I hear for why a parent "can't" (or won't) homeschool is, "Oh, I don't have the patience for that!"  No, maybe you don't.  But, God does.  And the Lord WILL give you the graces you need to raise your children in His ways.

Stay strong, parents!  *YOU* are the guardians of your children, not the state.


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