Now EVERYONE’S Doing It!

They’re in every home across America. They’re in your neighborhood right now. You can’t escape them because they’re just like you! Can you believe it? Every family has gotten a taste of Homeschooling. Everyone has walked a mile in your shoes. It’s unprecedented. Now all the public and private schooled families will finally understand you. They’ll hopefully give you a little more grace and be a little more welcoming to your children.

Homeschooling is not for the faint-hearted, but ’tis the season to instantly without warning become the thing that no one thought would be possible – to be like everyone

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No one can go to a brick and mortar building.                                              Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

around you, a Homeschool Parent because everyone else is doing it; because there’s no other choice. All the households with children on your street are experiencing it. It’s all relatively the same thing because no one can go to a brick and mortar building for school at this time. They’re all empty.

You thought it would never happen – that glorious day when practically everyone homeschools. Some families already know what to do though; that’s you. You’re the expert and now’s the time to share your knowledge like Caleb Harris of Pflugerville did. He had the privilege of getting an article in the Austin American Statesman, “Daddy Days: Some tips for homeschooling during the coronavirus.” What are your recommendations?

Why do you Homeschool?

In response to the July 6, 2014 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Glenn Cook, “All Your Children Belong to Us,” the following Facebook meme appeared:

I homeschool because I have seen the village and I don't want it raising my children
Mr. Cook revealed that the Scottish government plans to appoint an “official state guardian” for every child in Scotland by August of 2016 – that’s this year! Here are other similar articles: “Scottish children don’t need these government spies,” “Child guardian plan faces legal challenge,” and one of the latest articles with videos (including a homeschool “mum”) can be found in “Act Sparks Backlash.”

What about you? Whose “village” do you want to raise your children?

Homeschool? Get a Lawyer

Advocacy groups such as the THSC and the HSLDA are here to help homeschoolers.

It makes me green around the gills. The public as a whole has not completely embraced homeschooling. Not all businesses, neighbors, nor social services understand it unless they’ve experienced it. Even in the freest state in the world, Texans still have to come to the realization that to homeschool also means knowing Parental Rights. It’s the new and unfortunate concern in the homeschooling world.

Ask Christina Tutt. Her court cases and legal woes continue to be before her and her family. We’re waiting to hear the outcome of the latest battle on Friday, June 27, 2014. The current post on the Tutt family situation is posted on the THSC website, which includes the previous posts to bring you up to speed. Check it out and other similar cases, and remember to keep them in your prayers.

Like THSC, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) also assists homeschooling families. Their focus is national and abroad. Their latest post on Parental Rights include the recent Return of the Parental Rights Amendment  to the US Senate. Check out their other great resources while you’re at it.

 

Another blog post of related interest is: “The Unbelievable State of Parental Rights in America” by Titus2homemaker.com.

How do I Start Homeschooling?

Choose from several homeschool groups that offer advice, legalities, and assistance to help you begin the adventure of homeschooling in the Austin Metro.

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Homeschoolers in the Military

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“Home school graduates …shall be afforded priority in enlistment programs… provided the applicant is fully qualified.” – Charles S. Abell, Principal Deputy, Dept. of Defense USA

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