Homeschooling Failure & Other Steven Anderson News

Homeschooling Failure & Other Steven Anderson News December 29, 2018

First up for the Steven Anderson family I just have to share this screen cap from his wife, Zsuzsanna Anderson. It’s of a homeschooling worksheet by daughter Miriam.

Miriam is now 11 years old according to Zsuzsanna’s blog. I know that Zsuzsanna is homeschooling those children. I know that with the large number of children she has it has to be hard to stay on top of everyone’s unique educational needs. I know that the issues with having to abandon her home for other places for months on end just to get mold remediation has to be very hard. But… but I am just going to say it. An 11 year old that thinks ‘Banned’ is spelled ‘Band’ has been seriously failed along the way by whatever educational method is going on there.

We’re not even going to go into the sick ideas that make bragging that her father cannot go to certain countries in the world a thing. Those poor kids.

On the other Anderson front Zsu has also announced that 17 year old son Solomon is getting married next year.

Congrats. I guess.

Why am I bringing up all of these things? Because the Anderson’s recent posts, on both social media and on their blogs are illustrative of the big failures of Quiverfull, the realities that are glossed over, undereducated children, undereducated children getting married young without the skill set it takes to have a successful life.

I don’t know if you’ve followed the drama at Zsuzsanna’s blog about the mold situation in their home, but this is another common principle I’ve seen over the years in too many homes in this sub culture, ignore a problem with the home until it becomes an obvious crisis, which ends up creating major chaos, costs much more money and upends everyone’s lives. Don’t do maintenance, don’t look for the source of a leak until it turns the entire ceiling black, making the home uninhabitable.

Most of these things boil down to a lack of money in the household mixed with a strange ignorance that is cultivated in the more fundamentalist religions. So unnecessary, it sets up children for failure and more of the same chaos in the lives of the parents. Sad.

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About Suzanne Titkemeyer
Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 32 years. You can read more about the author here.

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