Excerpt From The Interview
“With any type of schooling, there’s always going to be things you have to look out for. We have to be intentional in all areas. And yes, homeschooling families, especially if the parents are both incredibly introverted, they need to make sure that they’re involved in the body of Christ as we all are called to be. I’ve been to homeschooling conventions and I’ve run into families where their kids won’t make eye contact with anyone. That’s probably not the best thing. But is that the vast majority? No. Is that something that needs to be in a homeschool parent’s mind? Yes, but I would say that is a very minor fear.
When you compare the fear of needing to work a little bit extra on developing some social skills with my children versus my child might actually be indoctrinated to believe that they can change their gender. What are you going to choose? I think it’s just a no brainer there. God has called parents to be the primary disciple makers of their children. Homeschooling is a great way to do that.
One other thing I’ve really been thankful for post-COVID is people have started to think a little bit more creatively about education. A lot of university model schools have started to pop up. Two to three days a week, the children go to school and they’re involved in a classroom and then the other two to three days a week, the parents are instructing the children in that same curriculum at home. So that takes a little bit of pressure off the parents. They don’t have to come up with a curriculum on their own, but they know they’re working with like-minded families. And if a classroom environment is a big deal for a parent, they’re still getting that two to three days a week under the instruction of a Christian educator.”
About Elizabeth Urbanowicz
Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a follower of Jesus who is passionate about equipping kids to understand the truth of the biblical worldview. Elizabeth spent the first decade of her professional career teaching elementary students at a Christian school. After completing her M.A. in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, Elizabeth started Foundation Worldview, an organization that helps Christian adults equip children to carefully evaluate every idea and understand the truth of the biblical worldview.
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