by Debi Pearl from No Greater joy – Rising to the Challenge
Editor’s note: So in Debi’s world the greater sin is not that of not schooling your children at home, but of possibly not living up to your husband’s requirements and expectations. In other words this husband’s desire to send the kids to the local public school is more about his perceived notions of her personal failure. What if the father sees and recognizes first hand that many of their friends homeschooled children aren’t getting much of an education? What if he wants them to have opportunities for social skill development. There could be a host of reasons that have nothing to do with the mother’s possible failure to send the kids to public school.
A committed homeschool mom starts playing homeschool when her child is not yet two years old. By the time the child is four years old he should know or be in the process of learning the colors. He should be learning to count to 20, sounding out words, and be learning strange and exciting science facts. The four-year-old should be able to look adults in the eye and discuss the wonderful new things he is learning. Daddy will look on in wonder and delight, both at how smart his child is and at how industrious his wife is. The husband appreciates his wife’s ability and has confidence that her enthusiasm will carry her through to success.
The same thing applies for going back to college. If a man is learning and growing and he sees that his wife is just coasting along, a loving husband will want to help motivate his wife so she can keep pace with him.
No man wants a wife that spends her days on the couch watching soap operas or reading romance novels. A wife who is a phone chatter, web-surfer, or text message gossiper is really a loser. These behaviors sap a man’s hopes and dreams.
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