- February 13, 2019—College or Not (For the Homeschool Graduate)?
- February 6, 2019—Father Desperate to Protect His Son From Court Decision
February 13, 2019
College or Not (For the Homeschool Graduate)?
Discussion about the success of homeschooling often centers around the success of homeschool graduates in college, and that is certainly appropriate.
Homeschooling allows families to offer their children experience that give them opportunities to experience real life situations that can, and often do, help them learn what they enjoy doing and what they might want to do with their lives.
As I have discussions with people about college, I often find that many people still believe that it’s not possible to succeed in life without a college degree. I love to remind them that neither Bill Gates or Michael Dell have a college degree and are both highly successful.
One of the great things about homeschooling is parents get to learn what the talents, skills and interests of their children are and then find ways to help develop them. In homeschooling, real life experiences can serve as a much more effective education than the classroom.
My oldest son is the owner of a software company today that serves the cotton industry. He gained the necessary experience by apprenticing for a friend of ours who taught him computer programing and later hired him. My son later ran the company, ultimately bought it and continues to run it today.
There are a host of reasons why not every student should attend college. The astronomical cost is one obvious consideration.
Sometimes our children prefer a job or career that doesn’t involve a college degree, and pursuing that doesn’t make them unsuccessful. In fact, one has to question the merit of a college degree if it doesn’t teach a marketable skill set that the student can use.
Homeschoolers have taught the world that non-traditional styles of education work. Some degrees are well worth the cost. Many are clearly not. Consider whether college is actually teaching your student a valuable skill set that will aid them later in life or just burying him or her in student loan debt without providing a job to pay it off.
February 6, 2019
Father Desperate to Protect His Son From Court Decision
Recently, the news of New York state removing virtually all restrictions on abortion has been shocking the people who believe that all children deserve to be protected.
The vast majority of Americans believe that abortion should be restricted, but the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that abortion is legal without restriction and thus legislatures in eight states have no restriction on how late in a pregnancy an abortion can be obtained.
Interestingly, many people who love to talk about how much they care for children are in the forefront of taking legal protections away from the unborn and even arguing for infanticide.
The same sort of child-harming policies related to gender dysphoria are undermining parents and allowing—and sometimes requiring—life-altering decisions for children that often lead to tragic situations.
A recent rally by people from both sides of the political spectrum who were calling for changes to protect children in these situations was generally ignored by the mainstream media, of course. One report said, “A common theme in all the stories was how ‘gender identity’ laws and policies had tied parents’ hands behind their backs, demonized them, and destroyed their relationship with their child.”
The same battle over what is “in the best interest of the child” is being fought in North Texas.
A couple engaged in a divorce case involves a mother who is a pediatrician and has, with the help of “experts” convinced a judge, so far, that one of their twin six-year-old sons has identified as a girl. The father has launched a website to tell his story of his efforts to save his son from the life-altering decisions being forced on the child.
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Walter Heyer has written an article on the Texas case because he says he lived through the same thing. “My grandmother didn’t intend to harm me,” Heyer wrote, “but her actions destroyed my childhood and my family and consumed nearly 50 years of my life. James has no idea what he is in for, or how his gender journey will play out, but with an incorrect diagnosis it will be ugly.”
Our culture is clearly experiencing a crisis of faith, truth and reason. Our best, first response should always be to pray and to speak the truth.
All of this highlights the critical issue of not only protecting children through legislation but also electing judges who will render decisions that protect children and not just follow radical policies.
THSC believes parents should be empowered to raise the next generation of leaders.