Wait, what do you mean “radical” parenting? That sounds a little….extreme….
It’s a tongue-in-cheek nod to the people who think I’m crazy for homeschooling. I was basically ostracized by (some) people for wanting to homeschool, so it’s my not-so-subtle way of saying that what I must be doing is craaaazy, when really it’s not.
I want what’s best for my kids, like every parent does, but I think what’s best for them, sometimes, isn’t necessarily what others say is best for them. Meaning this: I think that my kids are going to thrive better and become more productive citizens if I homeschool them and have them attend church, read the Bible, and encourage them to have a relationship with God.
We are conservative Christian parents, my husband and I, and that’s going to come out in our teaching style. I plan on teaching my kids that America, despite all of the wrong done, is a wonderful and beautiful place to grow up and live and thrive, and in this day and age, that’s a pretty radical statement to make.
Why do you homeschool?
Because I’ve seen the village, and I don’t want it raising my children.
From my experience, middle and high school are basically a time for kids to learn how to manipulate, backstab, and have sex with one another. Seriously. That was my high school experience. I was around those that lived on the drama of treating others like trash. I dropped out and got my GED before my senior year, and although I, every now and then, for a split second, regret not continuing and finishing high school, I know I made the right choice.
I’ve always wanted to home school my kids, but was told in school by teachers that, unless I had a career, I would never be happy, so I struggled with the decision to homeschool for many, many years. Thankfully, I woke up and realized that having a career was WAY less important than being a Momma, and my oldest only went through Kindergarten and a little bit of First grade before I yanked him and his little sister out.