What should be the end result of homeschooling? What great goal, what worthy purpose do we seek in educating our children? What do we know of our journey’s eventual destination, what do we hope for and dream of for our children as they approach or move into adulthood?
Close to thirty years of homeschooling have left me right back where I started: With more questions than answers. These are different questions than the usual “How can I teach my kids about complicated subjects like science?” or “Will they really learn to read on their own?”
My questions now address larger issues such as “Do they have a good enough understanding of how the world really works?” or “Will they find work they enjoy doing, and opportunities to spend time among people they enjoy being with?”
Continue reading Ever-Bigger Questions by Helen Hegener, from the current July-August issue of Home Education Magazine. Subscribe today and enjoy all the great reading coming up in the weeks and months ahead!