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I heard about the Homeschool Awakening from Momentum Influencers, and was interested to learn more. Now, most of you know that my son is now 21 and far beyond the days of homeschool. It was something that I never really even thought about, and watching this movie, wish I would have! I always figured that it was best for an only child to go to school, and make friends. Seeing the small groups that get together for home school days, and enjoy field trips and other things, I feel that those friendships (of many different ages), would have lasted a lot longer than some of the ones he no longer has, after school was complete.
Our son Dylan, didn’t really like school. He was born almost deaf in one ear, and had a lot of challenges with learning and things like that. We ended up taking him out of public school when he was about 10 years old. There was an issue in the class, and the leadership was not very supportive. The local schools in our area, pretty much catered to those that liked to play sports, and Dylan didn’t. We enrolled him at a private Christian school in our area, and at first, it really helped. Less children in classes, teachers that could focus more on the places where each student needed help, and a freedom. That only went through 8th grade, so after that, he was back in public school. He had had enough his junior year and told us that he couldn’t take it anymore. He dropped out, and we encouraged him to take a college course to earn his GED, which he did. Looking at the families in this movie, it really hurts my heart, that I didn’t give him that freedom earlier, and took the time to teach him at home.
Hearing the part in the movie about the “Old Deluder Satan Act” was really interesting. Until this happened, most kids were taught at home. Massachusetts passed the Old Deluder Satan Act in 1647, laying the basis for public schools in America. The Puritans valued literacy highly; they believed all individuals should be able to read and interpret the Bible for themselves. In 1642 Massachusetts had required parents to ensure their children’s ability to read, and five years later, in this act, the state mandated community schooling. The religious origins of laws providing for education in early America may help explain some of the conflicts that have subsequently developed when courts, enforcing the establishment clause of the First Amendment, have invalidated devotional religious exercises in public schools. To find out more, go to this site. Some of that info really explains the changes in the years that followed.
The stories in this documentary, show all types of people. Those that were meant to teach, and those that weren’t. There was always a way to make things happen. Just because you don’t have a degree in education, does not make you a horrible teacher. Being a parent, we want what is best for our kids, and if it’s your decision to home school…then God bless you. I pray that everything will work out for the best, and you’ll find a supportive group to walk together with to help on this journey. If, for some reason, due to employment, etc. where you cannot home school…then God bless you, too! Take some time to do bible studies together, enjoy the outdoors and just let your kids know you’re there for them, and their grades do not define their character.
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Families across the nation are experiencing the homeschool awakening, taking advantage of the freedom and opportunities for self-discovery — with the world as their classroom. Join award-winning actor, Kirk Cameron, as he dives into the adventures of dynamic American families on a mission to put fun and faith back into learning. The Homeschool Awakening explores the ins, outs, and honest answers to homeschooling’s most frequently asked questions.
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I always wanted to homeschool my children before, somehow it came to reality due to the recent crisis.
I’m humbled by all of you that had to do this. Great job!
Homeschooling is a normality nowadays. This can be valid option for parents and kids.
I agree – it was always kind of weird when I was younger, but I love that new generations have that option.
It’s great that there’s homeschooling as an option. My son didn’t do well with virtual learning during Covid though. He preferred being in school.
It’s always great to be able to have choices.
This looks wonderful and I loved Kirk Cameron as a kid l;) I would love to check this out for myself!
It had some great information, and would really have helped me make a decision if it was released years ago. 🙂
This is a fantastic resource for parents of school age children!
I agree – it lets them know more about the options.
It sounds interesting Which is the new normal these days. I must check this out.
It has some great information, for sure.
This looks interesting, as this homeschooling is becoming the norm nowadays. This is so timely and essential to know more about this stuff.
I agree. I think all parents should have options, and able to make their own decisions.
There are so many more people homeschooling these days. This sort of thing can be helpful for parents. I’m sure it’ll be interesting to watch.
It was a great documentary.
This is interesting. The pandemic may have created chaos worldwide but it has also created some positive changes in the way we live.
I think it helped people to see what other options that they have. I hope this movie will help the parents of young ones feel better about their choices.
This is interesting. Homeschooling is becoming more popular these days and relevant since the Pandemic. I’d love to learn more about it.
This is a great movie to watch for ideas, etc.
I really admire those parents who do homeschooling to their kids. That is so amazing of them!
I agree. Back in the day, I didn’t think that I’d be able to handle it. Seeing the options, and help out there now, if it was today, it might change my mind.
This is absolutely amazing and interesting I also homeschooled my kids and I think it really went well!
I’m so proud of you for doing that. I bet you have some advice for others wanting to start.
Sending children off to school feels like it keeps getting scarier and scarier these days, and some areas just don’t have the right accommodations for children that need a little extra attention or care- it’s so good that there are resources that are becoming more readily available for the parents interested in homeschooling.
I agree – it’s nice that there are options now. I sure wish there were more, when my son was younger.
This sounds really interesting. I homeschooled my kids for a year last year when covid hit. It actually went really well. They went back to school again this year though. They wanted to be back with their friends. We are thinking of homeschooling again though.
I really look up to you, for doing what you did during that time. That takes a strong person!! Praying their school year goes amazing this year!
This is so important right now. I always tell my husband if my kids were just starting out we would be looking into home schooling for sure. We were blessed with a very small school district filled with amazing people. I have a ton of friends and family who do home school though.
I agree, Heidi. Times were so different, even just a few years ago. I would definitely do things differently, as well.
I have many friends who homeschool. It is a great option for some families
It sure is a lot more popular now. Thanks for stopping by.
I always wanted to home school but had to work. This sounds like such an excellent movie to watch.
It has a great story, and you learn a lot even about parenting later in life. I understand the work thing. Not as many are able to make that decision to stay home anymore.
I’ve always like him as an actor. Will share this with my friends who homeschool!
There are some great tips in the movie, for sure. I just wish we got to do some of the fun stuff, like they do, when I was little!
I’ve thought about homeschooling for my oldest son. I admire parents that do this!
I agree. I never thought I would be able to handle it. Looking at some of the resources, and knowing what’s happening in our local schools, it definitely changed my opinion.