Now I will take on a topic that has been on my mind lately.
I am sure all of you homeschooling moms are aware of all the diverse educational philosophies out there.
Traditional schooling at home.
Project based learning.
Unit Study based curriculum.
Child led learning.
Online charter schools.
Anyone dizzy yet?
There is a model of education for every kind of kid out there. That's the beauty of homeschooling...finding out what works for your children and what propels you toward your educational goals and using it.
Sounds perfect, right? I mean, everyone doing their own thing and not worrying about anyone else and what they are doing.
I understand passion. When you are excited about something that you believe to be the best thing ever and want to share. Nothing at all wrong with that.
What I don't understand are the homeschool moms who drag down the philosophies of other homeschool moms...who openly ridicule methods of teaching that do not align with what they are passionate about. Which leaves me pondering...is it truly passion? Or are they that insecure with themselves their own choices that they feel the need to lash out at others who are content with what they have chosen?
It's hard enough being a mom. Add to that the stresses of being a homeschooling mom. We all know how it feels living in a society that constantly questions our motives for homeschooling.
Shouldn't we all kind of 'have each others back'? I think we should.
So I am here to tell you...I don't care if you use secular curriculum, if you use unit studies, if you let your kid play video games all day and call it Technology 101...if it aligns with your families goals and your child is working toward becoming a happy and well rounded adult...
I got your back.