A few weeks ago, I ran across this insightful article on Josh Harris’ website, concerning the homeschool movement, and some of its downsides. It expressed many of my own concerns and frustrations and I hope that it will be an encouragement and an insight into some of the problems that can plague families who have chosen to educate their children at home.
An important quote from the first portion of this article:
The reason that our dreams for our children are so vulnerable to crashing is because they are our dreams, imposed on our own children. As homeschool parents we make great sacrifices and invest a great deal to influence how our children turn out. The problem is that love for children can be lost in love for personal success as a parent. Our concern for ourselves ends up overshadowing our love for our children.You can read the article in its entirety here, and I’d be interested in your feedback, thoughts and any insights you may have.