With that in mind, my guest on DestinySurvival Radio yesterday was Sylvia Britton. She’s taught her children at home since 1991. Three have graduated and gone through college. Two are still being taught at home.
Sylvia is the founder of the Christian Homekeeper Network and has a show called the 21st Century Homekeeper on the Preparedness Radio Network, where you also hear DestinySurvival Radio. She was my show guest last August, and you can read about that here.
Yesterday’s show had an unashamedly Christian flavor to it. That’s because we’re both believers in Christ, and our faith was one of the motivators for home schooling each of our sets of children.
It was a delight to visit with Sylvia. She has much Godly wisdom to share, and we agreed on a number of key points.
She says she doesn’t want anybody to think she’s got it all together. Naturally, none of us is perfect. But I can say with confidence you’ll be blessed by what she had to say.
Sylvia’s home schooling journey started because of the example set by a neighbor family with six children. They demonstrated home schooling’s advantages and opportunities.
Embarking on the home schooling adventure parallels prepping in key ways. It’s a departure from what the rest of society is doing. And you may face questions and objections from family and friends.
Don’t let this discourage you because the rewards are worth it. As time passes, those others will see that, too.
Here are several other points Sylvia and I touched on.
- Home schooling offers a different set of opportunities for your children.
- Get to know your children. Know what they need. Grow with them.
- You help shape your children’s character and views with the aim of turning them into better adults.
- Children have different learning styles and learn at different rates.
- No single curriculum is right for all. Don’t be afraid to make changes to fit your child’s needs.
- Don’t worry about socialization. Home educated children learn to get along with all kinds and all ages of people.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Don’t worry about being an overprotective parent. Your children need your guidance during impressionable years.
- Let your children know they’re important to your family, and give them greater responsibilities as they mature.
- Become involved in a local or state support group to connect with other home schooling families.
- Know the legal requirements in your state.
- Don’t give up.
Sylvia says you can also e-mail her with comments or questions about home schooling at sylvia(at)christianhomekeeper.org. Replace (at) with @ in her e-mail address.
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What would you tell other preppers who aren’t yet home schooling? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.