Independent Home EducatorsSuzanne Broadhurst
A Simple Message for Complex Times
As independent educators, AKA homeschoolers, we must remember our educational independence was hard-fought and hard-won. Here are a few tips to maintain our independence and our perspective.
- Teach the American Constitution.
- Write a mission statement for your homeschool family, a sort of family constitution.
- Teach the amendments to the American Constitution.
- Amend your family constitution as needed. Maturity of both child and parent will necessitate change.
- Ponder the past of America.
- Ponder the past of your family.
- Live in present America, while enjoying edu-romps and dress-up days of the past.
- Live in the moment with your children, remembering what they were like and not expecting them to be what they are not yet.
- Prepare for the future of America with your children. They will be there, too!
- Prepare for the future of your family. Look ahead a few years: What will your children need to know now so they can know more later?
- Celebrate freedom in big ways and small.
Remember: Where freedom lives, responsibility does.
Photo: Wreath made by Suzanne Broadhurst, pattern courtesy of Petals to Picots.