Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Homeschooling Philosophy

To me, homechooling is much like being a Christian. It is who I am. Just as my God can never be separated from me, neither can my homeschooling mindset. Homeschooling is not something that we do, but something we are. Our learning never stops even though our “classroom” time does. Our focus is on honoring God through our family by, as parents, being servants and being continually willing to follow God’s leading, and as teachers, always looking for God in all that we learn (even math); as a family, being unified in the purpose of seeking God everywhere. Even after my children are on their own, I will not stop being a homeschooler at heart. I think the greatest danger as homeschoolers is that we get caught up in our own agenda and personal goals which can be often academically based only, and forget to seek God and nurture our children’s hearts.

Prov 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

I think the key word is “he” and that our job as homeschooling parents is to seek God to find the way each individual child should go.

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