Sunday, February 15, 2009
What kind of a creature is a homeschooling parent?
Here is an interesting article on the topic of homeschooling. As I mentioned previously homeschooling is a term that means different things to different people. It doesn't have to be an all or nothing propositon. Some people teach their childen exclusively at home, some teach in addition to regular school program, some use vacations and weekends to teach their children, some send children to school for only part of the regular program and teach other parts themselves. The point being that home learning of any flavor ( I hope to discuss these in further posts, G-d willing) is based on the needs of the particular child/children at any given time. This approach to education whether in or out of the traditional classroom is not a modern fad but is based on the statement in Mishlei that if one wants one's teachings to stick one should "train the child according to his way". You can read more great articles on education, motherhood, marriage and more on jewishwoman.org (thanks Chana Weisberg for this link).