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Friday, October 16, 2015

Yes you CAN educate your OWN children!

First of all, I would not recommend you home-educate your children if you have severe safety issues that could put you or your child in danger.  Such issues like domestic violence and out of control anger, severe alcoholism, severe mental handicaps that limit basic reading and writing skills, an inability to keep your children in obedience to your voice, severe financial issues that put your family in danger..... and so on.  However, if you are well aware, accepting of your child for who he or she is, home education is a good choice for you and your family.  It saves your community 6000$ or more per child per year, if your child is up to par academically.  I recommend you regularly read, meditate and speak liturgically from KJV bible (as an adult up to seven chapters a day) to help you keep your sanity and confidence.....but you do not have to do this.

Here are some resources I would recommend to help you get started with home education.  You do not have to be 'teachery' to help your child decide to learn:


Most of the above resources are not 'common core' based learning resources.  Some unschooling families have determined that early reading can put too much strain on a child's eyes, so reading academically is best after the age of eight and closer to the age of twelve...instead, focus on spelling and phonics (a kjv bible can be used to generate fifteen word lists)

To help organize the chaos, http://www.flylady.net/ has some good recommendations....

You can do this!   If you know how to play an instrument and enjoy singing hymns.... you will be even more equipped!

Oh yes, also I have listed on my side bar, an easy to use 200 day curriculum that includes classical titles.  Feel free to purchase at your convenience.  Only 10$.
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