My wife and I have been homeschooling our children, since our oldest child was 5 years old (about 7 years, at this point). We think that homeschooling is a necessity for Christian families, not optional. Below are 10 of the most important reasons (in my eyes) for Christians to homeschool their children. These aren’t necessarily in any kind of order.
1) The Bible puts a child’s learning at the responsibility of the parents, not someone else (whether private or public schools) – Deuteronomy 6:4-6 says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Regardless of your “qualifications”, YOU are responsible for the education of your children. I understand that homeschooling seems intimidating to some people. It really isn’t that hard! It is a lot of fun and there are plenty of people, programs, groups and curriculum out there, to help you homeschool your children. You may have to learn some things all over again, but that’s a good thing! Besides, if you start early, you will only be teaching them things like ABC’s, 123’s, shapes, colors, etc.