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A Good Education PRESERVES Your Child BY LINDA DOBSON
by usmom3
BJ
February 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

 

A Good Education PRESERVES Your Child

BY LINDA DOBSON

educationAll too often, when parents think about their children “being educated,” their thoughts travel toward, “Who can best do this thing (education) to my children?” If said parents are thorough and wise, they consider all of the many alternatives available to families today, from homeschooling to boarding school, from public to private schools, tutors, and more.

True Education Preserves the Essence of Your Child

But here’s something this homeschooling parent discovered about thirty years ago. A good education, an education that honors the very meaning of the word – “to bring out that which is within” – has very little, if anything, in common with doing something to or for children, no matter how noble the goal or how much money one chooses to throw at the endeavor. You see, true education starts with and absolutely requires an approach and an environment in which we preserve that which already exists, that which is your child’s essence.

If we were to turn our nation’s educational approach inside-out, we could turn our educational attention where it matters most; honoring uniqueness, encouraging individuality, exploring interests that are, by default, unique and individual, and accepting that this journey provides an education far superior to one standardized for no better reason than to make grading, classifying, and sorting children into future careers as easy as possible.

Homeschooling Is the Only Way to Turn Education Inside-Out

When parents consider the many education alternatives available today, it’s easy to see that homeschooling alone provides the opportunity to turn the educational approach inside-out. None of the other alternatives allow the freedom required to accomplish this.

Without freedom, what is education, anyway? It becomes clearer every day that it’s being used to program children (and their parents) into accepting everything but true education. Childhood is but a brief, passing period of time. It’s up to parents to advocate for them and provide the necessary freedom to set them on a path toward true education, success, and a happy life. Today, more than ever, it’s vital to preserve the person who is your child. Homeschooling is your tool. Use it.

Linda helps homeschoolers. She provides counseling and offers her books for your understanding of homeschooling and education.

Replies

  • mem82
    by mem82
    February 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    A good read!


  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    February 5, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Love it.  I really love her books.  So many good ones. 

  • kirbymom
    February 5, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Wow. That falls in line with my thoughts on this subject.

     Building their education through their life! What a novel concept. I only wish more thought this way. 


    Education is Life and Life is Education.

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

     Thank's I thought it was a good one for all to read.

    Quoting mem82:

    A good read!


     

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 5, 2013 at 9:43 PM

     Yeah she has great insight & wisdom.

    Quoting jen2150:

    Love it.  I really love her books.  So many good ones. 

     

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 5, 2013 at 9:44 PM

     Yes the 2 should never be separated, one is not worth much with out the other.

    Quoting kirbymom:

    Wow. That falls in line with my thoughts on this subject.

     Building their education through their life! What a novel concept. I only wish more thought this way. 

     

    Education is Life and Life is Education.

     

  • kirbymom
    February 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    And THAT is the truth too!  

    Quoting usmom3:

     Yes the 2 should never be separated, one is not worth much with out the other.

    Quoting kirbymom:

    Wow. That falls in line with my thoughts on this subject.

     Building their education through their life! What a novel concept. I only wish more thought this way. 


    Education is Life and Life is Education.

     


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