(I have thought long and prayed much about this series of posts. Most of what I will say here is very unpopular, even among my own friends. I ask that you consider that I am sharing our family’s convictions on this topic, not our judgment of others. My hope in sharing this is that some of my readers will be freed from the fear and trepidation of the high school years, and realize that there are always alternatives.)
My oldest child will be a “senior” this year. For most homeschooling families, this is the time to be finalizing the high school transcript, taking (or preparing for) the SAT, and visiting colleges.
|Claudia makes a new quilt for her bed with a little help from Chloe.|
- The ways of the world change throughout history. At this very point in time, a college degree is touted as the only way to be successful. But history and statistics prove differently. Additionally, a private office and a hefty paycheck are not necessarily measures of success in our eyes.
These are the standards by which we teach our children to measure their purpose and their success. I am not as interested in my children’s cars, homes, social status or clothes as I am in their hearts.
- In our eyes, the negatives far outweigh the positives.