Basically, God gave our
children to us to rear. They are not the "State's" and the
State doesn't love them. We do.
We know our children. We know when they are teachable and when they
need rest. We can reinforce therapies all day long. We can be consistent
with our children's programs throughout their daily routines. We can
see subtle differences and improvements and adjust our teaching methods
instantly. The programs which work have to involve the parents and
are best administered by the loving parents. Each child needs a custom
program and some school systems are not equipped to give a child one-on-one
attention. Parents can use "learning windows" whenever they
happen. Home is vital to help them to develop who they are.
As Christians, our children's spiritual lives are more important than
their academic life. Because of the State's premise, they will not
do anything to enhance your child's Christian life, and in some cases
the State will try to undermine your values.
Is it an all or nothing proposition? No, families vary on the amount
of "outside" help they use. It really is a matter of who
calls the shots. Are you choosing the options or are "they"
telling you what is best for your child?
We've heard hundreds of testimonies of parents who know parent-directed
education works best. Parents are motivated to learn how-to and CAN
do many of the therapies themselves. The children respond. Parent-directed
education is successful!