Why Homeschoolers Turn into Like Their Parents


Imitation would be the sincerest type of flattery. – Charles Caleb Colton

My husband and I a short while ago visited some near family friends, Peter and Lauren, and their boy, James. When we entered their backyard, we saw Peter’s carpentry workstation. The bench experienced saws, hammers and significant mechanical tools with which to cut wood.

‘Does your boy like ‘helping’ you right here?’ we asked. Pete enthusiastically replied in the affirmative, stating, ‘When I’m creating my tables and hammering anything, James gets his little hammer and starts performing exactly the same factor.’

It was blatantly obvious Peter enjoyed his son’s company as a lot as his son enjoyed Pete’s company. Should you saw them, you might hardly imagine a happier boy.

What we saw in Pete’s put is regular of numerous homeschooling parents. A homeschooling parent’s skill is normally passed to the following generation because a homeschool training features a large impact on a child’s attitude towards their mum or dad and the child’s choice to abide by in their parent’s footsteps.

The Gen2 study discovered that a homeschooling education meant children ended up far more likely to comply with their parent’s beliefs compared to public, private or Christian schoolchildren. They also uncovered school had an adverse effect on schoolchildren’s

•satisfaction with adult everyday living,

•Christian beliefs being an adult

•And amount a child would follow in their parent’s footsteps

Homeschoolers follow their parents a lot more simply because they may be uncovered to parent’s views and turn out to be persuaded by their beliefs. Homeschooling parents even have far more time to explain why they are doing or assume a selected point. These explanations are significant to be certain children adhere to their parents, as children learn by seeing and hearing their parent’s examples.

If a homeschooler grows up in a God-fearing family that lives out moral, unadulterated lives, they will in all probability grow into sturdy Christians like their parents. But, if children are homeschooled in an exclusive cult church, it’s probable children will be brainwashed with cult theory and learn to exclude others who consider otherwise.

This cult theory indoctrination was distinct within an episode with the TV show, Wife-Swap USA. In this episode, a ‘Wiccan Significant Priestess’, with two homeschooled children, swapped lives for two months having a classic ‘Christian’ housewife who sent her child to mainstream school.

Bella Thompson (bedaubed the Wiccan Superior Priestess) was worshiped by her husband, family in addition to a good loyal next of other Wiccan folk. In this matriarchal household, Bella’s children were being homeschooled in the ways of witchcraft. Their schooling included generating brooms and likely on imaginary broom rides to international countries. The children’s sole curriculum was learning the ways of Bella (science, history, mathematics did not get a mention).

Apart from questionable moral and psychological practices becoming attempted in Bella’s household, this situation study clearly shows the deficiency of social engagement Bella’s children experienced. It appears children raised in homes teaching only witchcraft will have several useful competencies as an adult. From what the television sequence showed, Bella’s children could possibly be so psychologically stunted that they’re unable to possess a career or check out university after they go away home.

It appears homeschools are great destinations for excellent families to teach their children the way to follow inside the parents footsteps. But, homeschools can even be sites that are a melting pot for all sorts of strange ideas and theories.


Brian Ray ‘Gen2 Survey’ (2015) Generations with Vision .

‘Wife swap’ Season 2. Episode 20 (Thompson:Askam) .

When contemplating the phrase ‘homeschooling’, it is really essential to note that careless families who claim to homeschool, but in its place release their children on the world even though they drink or smoke their life absent, usually are not worthy to generally be called homeschooling parents. Such ‘education’ is not schooling, but unparenting.

Rebbecca Devitt grew up in a Christian homeschool family of 5 and went to church in a Christian homeschool group. She feels overwhelmingly blessed by her parents, who pulled her outside of school in Year two (soon after three decades in school) to homeschool. Rebbecca hopes to share the joys of homeschooling with others. The writer enjoys staying a keen advocate of homeschooling in Australia and lobbies state and federal governments on this topic. Rebbecca married Tristan Devitt in 2013 and it has a single rabbit, Chester, who live on her balcony. She has two brothers, Joshua and Neville, that are married to Nikki and Esther. Also, Rebbecca has several ‘cousins’ from her homeschool group. Rebbecca functions being an Enrolled Nurse within a Dementia certain residential hostel. She’s studied a degree from the Medical Sciences, coupled with a person 12 months of Medical School. But, writing has stolen her heart since writing suggests she is ready to spread the news about homeschooling. Most importantly, Rebbecca stays committed to studying the Word of God and tries to immerse herself in it regularly, finding Biblical good reasons for all she does, like homeschooling.