3 Ways Homeschoolers Socialize Differently than School Kids

I've been in the depths of back-to-school preparation on multiple fronts, and I'm continually astonished that people still bring up the old "socialization" thing with respect to homeschooling.  So let's be blunt: Homeschoolers do not socialize the way school kids do.  It's a spectrum, of course.  There are many school families that don't get sucked into the assembly-line socialization rut, and thus teach their kids to cultivate a mature social life long before graduation.  There are likewise … [Read more...]

Why is Obedience a Virtue?

Add "Obedience" to the long list of Christian topics I write about but personally stink at.  It's an aspirational faith, and anyway, if my writing does nothing else, it amuses the people who know me in real life.When I first became a parent, the concept that my children should obey me, and that I should teach them to obey me, was utterly foreign.  I knew you wanted the kids to behave well, but I wasn't so sure that I was in my rights insisting on obedience.I bring this up because Eve T … [Read more...]