Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior jesus Christ!
I disagree. Public school is where you 10 year old daughter learns about group sex, Lady Gaga, and shaking her "thang" all over the place.
My kids are schooled at home. We have group meets with other children in the same situation. Their social development is fine.
I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I have also known quite a few folks from home school background and trust me my brother, you can't shelter your kids from the world as hard as you try. If anything, it has from my experience, often had a tendency to backfire and create an even MORE rebellious in some kids when they grow up away from their parents' aprons.. Your daughter is 10 years old, its is far easier to control every aspect of a younger child's life than older, what happens when she is 14 or 15? Do you believe you can maintain that same level of discipline and involvement when she asserts herself more and more? I work with hundreds of kids a day at that age, believe me they are quite assertive Further, would you prefer to have to if need be become more controlling rather than letting your daughter grow into her own person, under the guidance and influence of your miraculously good parenting rather then your forceful dictatorship?
By the, so your kids won't read books, or watch TV/movies, or listen to the radio? What about Facebook or twitter? Even the Great FireWall of China can't keep out Western immorality, what makes you so smug?
I applaud your effort, and it is not homeschooling that will save your kids, but simply your amount of attention and effort in their lives. I assure you as a teacher, that if you gave your kids the exact same amount of priority and effort and they went to public school they'd but just as fine, but I would argue from my own bias that I feel they would actually be better socially adjusted, be more realistic and grounded in their Faith (having faced actual adversity rather then having been sheltered in a religious monoculture), and also be better able to adjust to the demands of adult life like networking, paying bills, and making friends of strangers. I say this not only as a highschool teacher, but also a youth minister in my Parish who is very much concerned with the spiritual and religious growth and development of our kids.
School is full of evil, but so is the world. We couldn't escape this. The demons followed Saint Anthony even in the isolation of the desert caves
Jesus said "The children of the world are evil", and "Be not of this world".
No, my children do not listen to the radio, watch TV, or play video games.
They read and they play outside.
No I do not believe that I shelter my children, as I "shelter" myself from the same thing. Sheltering is merely keeping a child from even knowing the world at all. I show my children the evil in main stream music, the suggestive nature of television, and how most of the media gives us anti-Christian representation. Most of these devices we have promotes greed, lust, adultery, envy, gluttony, vanity, and narcissism.
Facebook in my opinion is a false reality of relationships and promotes narcissism. God designed the world so that bonds between people can be left in the past.... Think of boyhood friends for instance. Gone from my life, but legends in my mind. I wish them the best, but talking again with them to "see what happens" leaves no mystery which is how God designed it. Some don't see this as a big deal, and I don't see it as a huge deal.... But I'd rather bygones be bygones. Communication with all my loved ones through a terminal where "I am in control", is not my idea of personal relations with people. I disagree with Facebook personally.
When my daughter is 14-15 (she is really 12) we don't have to "maintain discipline". She disciplines herself because she wasn't brainwashed by the media, TV, music, or public schooled children's evil that they spread. She knows how to recognize evil. Huge part why we affiliate with the Anabaptist Mennonites & Amish. We are coming from the outside in, not inside out.
Watch the videos "Hollywoods war on God", "they sold their souls for rock and roll", and simply look up "lady gaga evil"... All mainstream stuff is generally centered around evil. I haven't heard a song in a while about a "Christian family that lived long and happy together and died after a happy life". Nor have I seen a movie like that.
Shelter is one thing... But we choose to turn away from evil.
This is something that the vast majority of public school children do not understand. They embrace evil, strive for free will, and learn how to think as the school teaches them to think.
This is more about morality of society than public school BTW.
Public school issues:
bans religious prayer, state approve curriculum, mandated vaccinations....Political commentary removed.
Anyway, despite these issues, there isn't an issue that the BEAST system will occur through governments. The public school system is part of the government.
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