They are why I stay home. They are why I do what I do!
Here are the spiritual one's:
Prayer : We can pray at home. We can honor our Lord and no one, as of yet can tell us not too.
Family time: We get to watch our children learn and grow. There is nothing more exciting than to be there when they grasp a concept, learn to read or are successful at a math problem.
Freedom: We can work 1 hour, 4 hours or not at all and skip the day for a field trip because everything is learning. Everything counts.
Work through problems without medication: I am not against medication, but I will not have a teacher or guidance councilor tell me that if I do not medicate my child then they will not teach them! YES this really happened.
Life in general: We know what they are learning, when they are learning it, what games they are playing , how they are talking, whom they are talking with. Sound a little communistic. Yes I agree. No one ever told me that parenting had to be a democracy. The parent always wins in this house.
James Dobson once said 2 amazing things that I remember every day.
1. Does this matter eternally? Pick your battle wisely.
2. When they go to bed at night what condition is there heart in? When they stand before God one day he will not say to us did they conquer the 5 paragraph essay? He will say how is their heart?
I love to home school. I will be taking our children all the way through as far as we can.