Let me be clear; there ARE some fantastic school communities that have started popping up around the world. If you are in search of one, I’m glad to help you find one.
If we can find a great community that has the potential to do the right things for your child and it’s anywhere near you, I’ll even call them on your behalf. Of course, if you live anywhere near Sacramento, I’ll bring you DIRECTLY TO one. (Insert shameless plug for Acton Academy Placer).
BUT, let me also be clear on something else; those great school communities are few and far between. If your only options are traditional school settings (yes, even most private schools fall into this category), then you should be doing everything in your power to home school your child.
That’s a scary proposition for many of you, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it should be quite the opposite.
Some of you automatically start judging yourself when you think about homeschooling. You say things like, “I’m not a teacher. I wouldn’t know where to start. What if my child falls behind? What curriculum should I use?” (Hint: if you are even THINKING the last two questions, we need to shift your perspective ASAP, for the good of you and your child. You’ve been indoctrinated into a losing mentality, and it’s not a good place for you to be).
Others fall into the trap of, “we have good schools in this area”, or “I went through public school and turned out fine”. Again, there is a paradigm shift needed. Trust me.
The cost of this is that you will settle for your local school, or worse; the private school that you pay for, yet it operates EXACTLY like the public school does. Every school has some GREAT teachers, and it also has some bad ones. That’s not the point. The point is that the traditional model of school is so cleverly designed to fight AGAINST your child, that they will almost assuredly come out impacted in ways that may not manifest themselves fully until years later.
The system isn’t broken; it’s operating exactly as it was intended.
What if I told you that you could pay one tuition, one time, and be done with paying tuition for the rest of your life, (likely saving money on or eliminating college costs altogether); would that be worth it?
What if I told you it would actually make your child more self-aware, self-confident, and able to adapt to the world and the workforce FAR more effectively than his/her traditionally school peers? (And in far less time). Would it be worth it?
What if I told you that YOUR life would actually become EASIER, rather than more difficult as a homeschooling parent, when done the right way? Would it be worth it?
Is your child worth it?