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She was shock to see two girls kissing. I told her, now you will see the true public schools and the lost at work. Practice now what you have learned in the Christian schools and home, for the US is now turning from God. For what is bad now is good, and the good for them is bad. Find the right friends, for when you attend college you will do well and not be shocked of what is going on around you, for we are living in trouble time. Thanks you for sharing this with me, I told her, you will be much smarter than me. :)

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Mayhap you ought to pull her out of that miniature sodom and homeschool her. She will be stronger, then, when she goes anywhere...



School these days are much higher tech, higher then what we can handle, add to that music, sports, and learning to work and live with strangers is very important. Home schoolers are just taking it to easy. Starting the day late, and ending early is not good at all.

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Meh - you OBviously don't know what you're talking about re: homeschool.



Can you tell me what is a normal home school day, is like? Starting with the time they are actually reading or doing there work. I forgot do they have home work?

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We homeschool our children and they have really suffered.

 

My oldest joined the Navy at 17. He scored a 91/99 on the ASVAB, finished 2nd out of 582 in Boot Camp, 1st in his Information System Technician “A” school (earning a meritorious promotion to E-4). When at his sea command was allowed to take the E-5 exam one cycle early because of his work ethic and conduct. He scored in the 95th percentile and was promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class in under two years of Naval service. That is above extraordinary.  He also earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare and Air Warfare pins as well as a Navy Achievement Medal. Following the Navy he went to college for a Chemistry Degree, one of the toughest degrees available. He has just completed his second year with all straight “A”s with the exception of an “A-“ in Organic Chemistry 2, and has been on the Dean’s List all semesters. Not bad for someone only 23 years old.

 

My daughter has worked with inner city youth since she was 16 (you know, the ones that get all that good public school education and socialization). After High School she did two years missionary work at inner city schools in Oklahoma City. She is now headed to PCC for an English Degree. I see great things for her future.

 

I am completely content that my children were not direct participants of the garbage I see coming out of the Public School System. With the type of socialization they would have gotten there I do not believe they would be nearly as successful as they are now…, neither do they. My son did not like being home-schooled at all. When he was allowed to make his first call home from boot camp he said in tears, Mom & Dad, I am so glad you did what you did. He saw firsthand on a very large and personal basis what the world and public education wrought in the lives of all his Navy peers and the truth hit home.

 

I have two children left. The Public School System isn’t even close to an option.

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Do they have computer classes, advance math, typing. Drama and acting classes. How do they perform in front of others. I am not against home schooling, but I am against isolation.

 

Wow! Amongst believers there is someone who acts like my mother.

She was all worried about 'social' activities, like 'experiencing sin so they can survive in the world'.

 

Where is that in the Bible?

 

What part of 'come out from among them, sayeth the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing' don't you get?

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Do they have computer classes, advance math, typing. Drama and acting classes. How do they perform in front of others. I am not against home schooling, but I am against isolation.

 

Many communities have homeschool co-ops, where they can take advanced math classes, acting, music, drama, etc...in addition to any other kind of classes. Our daughter took French at one of these co-ops. I think it was $50 a month (per class) when she went a couple of years ago. I know of several families (who could afford it) who sent their children there for all of their classes...so they were basically in a Christian school all day, but it was for homeschoolers. 

 

TGL, a child would only be isolated if the parents allowed it to happen.

 

As for me...I would take an introvert for a child any day over exposing my child to such open sin; thereby, hardening their heart to sin to where sin becomes more acceptable...instead of sin being exceeding sinful.

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I know around here, home schoolers get a certain amount of money to put toward extra activities, I know one youngster in our church who is taking horse riding lessons and using that money towards it.

While im no where near having kids, home schooling is definitely my preferred choice.

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Since TGL mentioned behaviour in his OP, I thought it worth pointing out to any who have in the past defended TGL's seeming inability to answer simple questions and discuss things in a mature manner by saying it's only 'cos English isn't his first language: take a look at this thread. TGL can speak very clearly and sensibly when he wants to. When he doesn't, which is most of the time, it's because he's doing it on purpose.
 
The fact that he happily gives others the runaround whenever they ask him anything but then in this thread begins firing off questions to Happy Christian with the expectation of serious answers speaks to TGL's sense of entitlement, i.m.o.

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Wow! Amongst believers there is someone who acts like my mother.
She was all worried about 'social' activities, like 'experiencing sin so they can survive in the world'.

Where is that in the Bible?

What part of 'come out from among them, sayeth the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing' don't you get?



Don't forget to clean your ears, and cut your finger nails... :) Mom


They need to grow and see the truth my friends, around them. You are not protecting the kids, keeping them in the home all the time, but making them weaker to reality.

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Since TGL mentioned behaviour in his OP, I thought it worth pointing out to any who have in the past defended TGL's seeming inability to answer simple questions and discuss things in a mature manner by saying it's only 'cos English isn't his first language: take a look at this thread. TGL can speak very clearly and sensibly when he wants to. When he doesn't, which is most of the time, it's because he's doing it on purpose.

The fact that he happily gives others the runaround whenever they ask him anything but then in this thread begins firing off questions to Happy Christian with the expectation of serious answers speaks to TGL's sense of entitlement, i.m.o.



Are you a lawyer? What would you like me to answer for you? My spell check is working better today.

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Are you a lawyer? What would you like me to answer for you? My spell check is working better today.

 

No I'm not a lawyer, TGL. Before I answer your other question, can I just ask you the same thing: are you a lawyer?

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I don't think any answer is wrong here. I believe the onus of teaching squarely falls on the parents. IT's our responsibility to teach our children "in the way", (Deut 6). We show our children through examples they experience during the day, when we are together at night, I am purposefully asking them how their day was, what happened, what they learned at school, just so I can listen to them and find something that we can talk about that they can learn from. If you look around and are watching, you can find examples in everyday life to use as illustrations to teach your kids about God and tie that to the Gospel. Even if we are watching tv and something comes on that is sinful,(nothing too graphic of course), but I will occasionally pause our DVR and ask them what they saw. was it good or sinful? what does the Bible say about this? there is so much out there to prepare your kids for the world.

 BTW, we have our kids in public schools. we purposefully bought our house in this particular school district that  is one of the top in the state. IF we are dillegent about our children at home, I believe God will protect them, He protected Shadrach Meschah and Abednego, didn't He? (Daniel 1)

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They need to grow and see the truth my friends, around them. You are not protecting the kids, keeping them in the home all the time, but making them weaker to reality.

As has been stated earlier, most all churches have youth groups. There are Homeschooling Support Groups in most every community, and there are an endless number of area sports organizations that our children can get involved in. As a Christian, there is even a broader scope of opportunities through missionary and evangelistic efforts.

 

Our church was built debt free by our own members. Children ages eight and up were involved in the entire process. We have pictures of the original footer being dug where the trenches were filled with nothing but kids. They assisted in everything from laying the foundation to putting on the roof and everything in between.

 

We have a group called the CHOICE Kids Club that works with inner city and suburban youth in and out of schools. This club is run and staffed by teenagers and young adults.

 

Our church regularly goes (with our children) to the streets of the local cities to bring the Gospel to the lost at many of the festivals and events held there. Trust me; our kids see all kinds of your precious “reality” on these trips. We have also gone to events in other cities as well: Beale Street in Memphis for one. We have also had many children take missionary trips to places like Mozambique, Honduras, Trinidad, Papua, New Guinea, and the Ukraine.

 

Individually we get our children involved as well. Both my sons were/are involved in Soccer, and Baseball from the time they were 5, and I participated as either coach or assistant coach. My oldest was in the Sea Cadets for 3 years where I also participated as a uniformed instructor. As stated previously my daughter has been very active with inner city youth, and she also enjoys singing in various choirs and groups.

 

I have a BIL that has been a crack addict for the past 20 years. Since my kids have known him he has been in and out of prison, rehabs and halfway houses. We have, with our children been very active in not only supporting him, but working with the other addicts in these places as well. Our children have seen and been an active part of their successes, and have also been very much hurt by their failures…, especially their uncle’s.

 

I preach at a nursing home every month and they all jump right in and bring a little joy to those folk’s lives. My youngest boy has also gone to various nursing homes with our church's children’s choir to minister there.

 

How many of your precious public schools have opportunities like these? I believe my children have prOBably seen more of your precious "reality" than most public schooled children, but with one difference. My children have seen first hand the negative costs of your precious "reality". They aren't only instructed in the instant gratification of today's reality.

 

You seem to make the common error many non-homeschoolers like to make. You think that homeschoolers never get out of their own home. Nothing could be further from the truth, but there is a key difference between the socialization our kids get from the socialization public school kids get. When my children are socializing, one or both of their parents are right there so they know that someone with their absolute best interests at heart is available to them and guiding them. In a public school they are led by people with their own agenda (or mandated to follow a specific agenda), where your child is just another of the countless children that have already passed through their doors.

 

Once again, I have two children left. The Public School System isn’t even close to an option. 

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