There are weeks like this past one that find me questioning if the decisions I’ve made and am making as a parent are the best ones for my children. To be perfectly honest, the thought that my husband and I have decided to take our children’s education into our own hands — at least for now — scares me at times.
“Are they learning ‘enough’?”
“Will they be equipped with the tools they’ll need to succeed?”
“Am I teaching them what they need to know?”
“Are we doing what we can to encourage them to be life-long learners?”
“Are we depriving them of a good education?”
If you could see what goes on in my mind 24/7, you would know just how scared I can be sometimes.
But then, God always leads me back to the “why” of our decision to homeschool.
Ultimately, it’s all about Him. So I need to believe, with greater faith, that He’ll equip us for what He’s called us to do.
“Our goal as parents is to raise our kids to be saints, to get them to Heaven.”
“As Catholic parents we will want to teach our children that loving God and doing His Will are our first priorities, rather than worldly ambition, or a drive to succeed, even in academic realms.”
— Suzie Andres, Homeschooling with Gentleness: A Catholic Discovers Unschooling