I am going to get very raw and real with all 3 of you out there. Homeschooling hurts. This is the truth.
I have to say that I have so much anger and hurt inside me because society at large, LDS ward members, neighbors, strangers and most family give me unfriendship, unacceptance, disdain, hatred and unsupport for all the hard work, determination, diligence and intelligence I put into homeschooling. I noticed it at the concert last night. My nephew and my sister get all of this support and love that I do not get and will never get. It is so unfair.
I know we are not supposed to covet, but I covet the support, friendship, love and social acceptance my sister and my nephew get that we will never get. I think all I would have to do is enroll my kids in public school and all of the praise, adoration, support, comeraderie, acceptance and love would roll right in.
Last night during the concert, I just prayed and prayed for help with this.
If you are a homeschool mom, do you ever feel this?
Let’s discuss whose job it is to teach our kids. Let’s talk about nature. Here are a few examples from nature:
- There are always ducklings waddling behind their schoolteacher ducks and the schoolteacher ducks have been taught how to teach waddling to their students, by the government ducks. The schoolteacher ducks are the only ducks properly trained to teach swimming, diving for food, seeking mates, quacking, defense strategies, pecking, preening of feathers, flying and running. Parent ducks are only the ducks who provided life.
- Lion cubs are always taken from their moms when they learn how to whelp, and put in dens led by schoolteacher lions. These schoolteacher lions are the only ones properly trained to teach the correct standards in being Lions. Schoolteacher lions have specialized tools for the training in hunting. They have been given the tools by the Centralized Lion Government. They are the only ones able to teach roaring in the correct way. They are the only ones given the knowledge of how to teach the little lions and lionesses how to pass the lion tests (of course, they do not know what is on the tests–that would be wrong–only the government knows).
- Fish swim in schools because they leave their parents immediately and their parents do not swim in the same school with them (because that would be ridiculous). The little ones swim with ocean life of many species, born at the same time they were. They are taught safety and science by a schoolteacher. We learn this in the movie, “Finding Nemo,” wherein a stingray is the valued and respected teacher for many species from the same area. They must be taught alongside other species because diversity is valued and, after all, learning alongside a bunch of others in their own species or family, would be very laughable.
This makes it logical and natural for children not to be taught and nurtured by parents, but by teachers who are trained to teach Federal government-approved standards. Learning from parents and in the company of siblings is downright unnatural. Even ducks do not learn that way (as I have established above).