Every decision we make as parents ultimately affects our kids. Knowledge of this fact will either cripple you in fear or energize you to action. Either way, our kids are a direct reflection of us and those around us. To add to this monumental task, Mama Rose and I have decided to home-school our kids.
Now I know what many of you are thinking…it’s the same thing I used to think when someone uttered that conservative word dripping in stereotypes. Visions of my children writing on hand-held chalkboards and calling me “Papa” flash in my head as I confidently protect them from the evils of the world.
I want to do the exact opposite!
I want my kids to see, hear, touch, taste, smell, and experience all that this wide world has to offer.
The idea of sending them to a monochromatic brick-o-block school house where they will be put on our traditional assembly line of knowledge makes me want to do more, give more, and be more for my kids education.
Too often (me being in this category) our kids exit this system, with a shiny new diploma that depreciates faster then a new car driving off the lot.
We/They are left feeling lost, alone, used, depressed, and then stuck…in whatever sticky job we fall into in the name of security.
Just think of the power of doing the exact opposite of what the “system” provides. I want to be like Keating in Dead Poet Society, asking those questions to excite and educate my kids.
These are important questions that are not just for those who willing/able to immerse their kids in this world. How well do we show the world to our kids in our down time, time off, or weekends?