I wanted to share how I was introduced to homeschooling. I think how you are introduced to it has a great impression on how you receive it.
I was in Amway. You know, the cleaning products. Well in Amway they have these HUGE arena filled regional meetings. There, people who have achieved success in the business give speeches about how wonderful their life is because of Amway.
Well a few of them were millionaires and talked about how they hired a teacher to homeschool their children. They talked about how they traveled and had leisurely days.
That stayed with me. I wanted to have a business that I could work from home and give my children the best possible education and have them spend quality time with us learning how to be good people from us.
When my husband I reconnected and shared our dreams, homeschooling was one of his too. He had taught in a high school (math and carpentry) and community college and knew he didn’t want that for his children.
I want to use tutors as needed or afforded. We interact with other homeschoolers weekly (Black and non-Black) and my children will all be in an after school program in “the hood” to round out their balanced socialization experience.
By no means is this meant to condemn those who send their children to school. This is why I wanted to homeschool my children.
This is what I call “parenting on purpose”. Each of us must ask ourselves WHY we do anything. Do you send your children to school so that you can work and provide? Do you send them to a Christian school to learn your religious values? Do you keep them at home because they have a disability? Whatever your reason, DO IT ON PURPOSE. (You know “on purpose” is like “supposed to”, a term I/Black folks use that is not grammatically correct).
Why do you use the educational method you do for your children?