7 thoughts on “When Family Disapproves Of Homeschooling

  1. Loved this article!! It has blessed me to no end, for I do have a mother in law who still questions my homeschooling decisions; even AFTER graduating 2 homeschoolers. One is a 4.0 student at a State University and the other went into the military.

  2. Love this! When I informed my mother 10 years ago that I was going to homeschool my son and any other children I had, well she didn’t take it very well at first. She worked in the public school system as an attendance clerk (and still does). She came up with every excuse and concern in the book. I told her I didn’t expect her to understand but this is what my husband and I felt we needed to do. Well after my son turned six she changed her mind. She saw how happy, educated and socialized he really was. She is now my biggest supporter, she is always telling everyone about how well my kids are doing. If anyone in the school system starts putting down homeschooling she is the first to stand up for it. I have other family memebers that just don’t understand. I had an aunt ask me if I was going to do this clear thru. I ask “Clear thru what?” She said “You know, until they graduate.” My reply “Yeah! I wouldn’t have started it if I wasn’t going to finish it.” I truly believe this is what is best for my children. My children love it and don’t feel like they are missing out on anything. In fact they get tons more experiences than if they were in public school. I am glad my mother is on board with us now. As for the rest of them, I wish they could understand but if they don’t it doesn’t bother me, because in the end it is my husband and my decision and what God is leading us to do.

  3. Thank you for this. I needed it. We are so excited to homeschool our 3 year old daughter. I am getting the funny looks and the” socialization” concerns! I want to shout from the mountain tops that it’s not about keeping her in a bubble, it’s so much more than that. I have fought and tried not to listen but our wonderfully patient God keeps turning us to homeschool we finally fell to our knees and surrendered. He knows what is best and he made me her mommy, no one knows better than my husband and I how to raise her. Thank you again for the encouragement, I have loved the community of homeschooling moms. There is no other community as supportive and welcoming.

  4. I would just like to say, “AMEN & AMEN!” PLEASE IT SISTER! Next year will be my first year to travel this homeschooling Journey. I will have a little girl going in the 1st grade and a son going into 4th. God also as well called me to homeschool. For 3 years when my son was in grades K5 – 2nd I would drive almost 4 hours a day to bring him back and forth to our church school ” Calvary Academy “. We live almost an hour away from our church one way! During that time we had our house and land up for sale in hopes that we could move closer, however over 4 years it never sold. So very sadly this school year I had to enroll my children in public school. One in K5 and one in 3rd. A little while after the school year started every day God would tug at my heart to homeschool. At first in prayer everyday I round cry & cry because I knew with out a doubt what he was calling me to do, and at the same time I felt like I wouldn’t be able to homeschool them successfully. In so many different ways the Holy Spirit has spoken encouragement to me to go forward with His will on this Journey. A few weeks ago when my husband told me that he thought I should homeschool our children, without even knowing that I had been considering or struggling with being called of God to do it. I told him that I knew he was right, that God had already been dealing with me about it, and I feared what might happen if I didn’t obey & accept our Lord’s call. So I said “yes Lord yes, I will trust you and obey.” The very next day I started cleaning out one of our Large spare bedrooms, and am turning it into a classroom setting. Day by day I am getting more and more excited to be on this new adventure. However you are right there are those that don’t agree with my decision, but most of those people aren’t followers of Jesus Christ anyway so they don’t understand how I am “called” to do this, but they do not have to understand, and I do not have to explain. I only have to obey and follow. I hope & pray that my homeschooling Journey will turn out as good as yours has. 🙂 God Bless, M.L.M.

  5. Thank you and well said! Earlier in the year, I decided to trust that the Lord would provide what was needed to teach our children. When we walk in faith and trust there is peace. As we try to walk in our own strength, there is a most definitive lack of peace.
    I read this today along with Psalm 4:3-Just the right encouragement to press on! Thank you for your words!

    New International Version
    It was not by their sword that they won the land,
    nor did their arm bring them victory;
    it was your right hand, your arm,
    and the light of your face, for you loved them.

  6. “People are scared of what they don’t know…”. YES! Thank you! I needed to hear that after a heated discussion with my sister who just gave me her “speech” about how she is worried about us homeschooling (but can give me no tangible reason to be worried). The only explanation is that she is scared because she has no clue about what and why we homeschool. And she has never asked. [insert frown]

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