The Home Schooling Strategy

28 Mar

I’ve complained about not getting to school on time. I’ve complained about receiving acknowledgment from my beast when I’m on campus with him. I’ve figured out why home schooling is a growing strategy for parents.

Home-schoolers don’t just have control over the education of their children, but they bypass some of the challenges around bringing up beasts:

  • You always know how much homework your beast was assigned.
  • You never get snuffed when dropping them off at school.
  • You are the ride to the field trip and back. They can’t ignore you.
  • You don’t have to fill out a million permission slips, sign report cards, mystery forms or write checks to the school every week.
  • You get to eat lunch with them every day, and your beast probably joins you willingly.
  • No more Monday folder full of “parent’s homework.”
  • There is no mystery around what they are learning in school.
  • Library books have a lesser chance of being lost.
  • No last minute trips to the drugstore or local supermart for those supplies that have to be turned in tomorrow, but couldn’t be disclosed prior to 9 p.m. the night before they are due.
  • You never have to drive left behind projects, text books, shoes, gym clothes, notebooks, french horn mouthpieces, practice cards, lunches, jump drives, book reports, library books, homework, checks or cookie dough order forms up to the school office.
  • And most importantly, you get along with the teacher really well!

No wonder more and more parents are taking this approach. I am sure they live perfectly happy and harmonious lives and don’t face any beast-like issues that public school or private school parents face. Right?

True or not, a girl can dream. Even if I am too lazy to act.

Parenting Tip: Know your limits. Everyone has different gifts and abilities, and in parenting skills it is no different.

[Deuteronomy 11:18-19 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.]

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3 Responses to “The Home Schooling Strategy”

  1. Anonymous March 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    Too funny!

    I know it may not seem like, but you are getting it right. Raising kids is a challenge, but you got it down, you are doing it right. Your biggest fan.

  2. whatidesiredtosay1 March 28, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Rather ironic choice of blog name when juxtaposed over the scriptural reference.

    • Bringing Up Beasts March 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

      Ooooh – a scriptural connection I didn’t intentionally make – good catch. Thankfully I serve a Master that is able to transition all of us beasts into sanctified beings. Praying I’ll be able to direct my boys in that Way.

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