Eleven Reasons To Home
School Your Children
Raising Your Own Children is Fun
and Fulfilling.Widespread institutionalization of children has damaged
children, families and the motherland. You can reclaim your children
& family, as well as your culture and family lineage.
To Raise Your Own Child by refraining
from institutionalizing your child and choosing instead :"homeschooling,"
"Un-schooling," or non-schooling
your precious child
1. Let Your Child Obtain Superior
and Genuine Learning
Public Institutionalization of your
child does not improve your childs ability to learn. Instead,
it impairs the ability to learn. Keeping your child with you will
normally result in superior intelligence and superior education,
especially if you connect yourself to rich culture.
2. Let Your Child Obtain High
The institutionalization of your
child will not bring high spiritual or moral values to your child.
Instead, it creates in your child an alienation from such values.
3. Let Your Child Develop High
Qualities of character are of greater
value than intellectual or technical knowledge. Institutionalization
stresses intellectual and technical knowledge, while introducing
negative qualities of character.
4. Let Your Child
Be a Child
Institutionalization of your child
robs him or her of the childs view and sensitivities at an
5. Let Your Child
Develop Genuine Maturity
The typical home schooled child exhibits
a striking savviness and functionality in dealing with the real
world, ALONG WITH the retention of attractive childlike qualities
of innocence, spontaneity and trust. These latter qualities soon
are wiped out of the institutionalized child, while the qualities
of maturity, competence, and "can-do" ability are generally
undeveloped. These qualities dont get a chance to emerge until
the child is finally liberated from institutionalization, late in
life, when the child gets a late start in building a real life.
6. Preserve and Develop Your Culture
and Pass It On To Your Child It is your cultural right to decide
what is important for your child to know.
By institutionalizing your child,
you surrender this right and allow others to choose what your child
will know and believe. You give up cultural transmission and disturb
your family lineage.
7. Let Your Child
Learn Genuine Socialization Instead Of False and Negative Socialization
& Negative Coping Behaviors
Keeping your child with you and your
tribe will normally result in a superior quality of socialization
and comfort in-groups, along with personal integrity. Institutionalization
of your child will often result in a damaged capacity for meaningful
social connection, or negative patterns of socialization which are
really just coping skills. Also institutionalization normally results
in damaged personal integrity for the child.
Non institutionalized children normally
- Better spirit of fair play
- More inclusiveness and less cliqueishness
- More sensitivity to others
- Far greater ability to mix and
speak with people of all ages, rather than having phobias of different-aged
- Greater ease in talking to adults
and a natural interest in adult conversations
- Greater cooperativeness in the
family, tribe, or other groups
- A much greater comprehension of
the "big picture" as it pertains to their social group
and other groups
- greater awareness of issues and
problems in the real world; less insularity and more inclination
to social activism; attunement to the "news" in the
- Homeschooling girls normally have
far greater "mother-consciousness and tendency to appreciate
infants and small children
- Homeschooling kids develop far
fewer negative "coping behaviors" such as sarcastic
talk, name-calling, persecution of others, obsession with clothes
and appearance, "in" thinking, flirtation and manipulation
- Institutionalized kids seldom
keep a friend long; lose their relationship with their teacher
each year, and often do not feel close even to the people they
call friends. Rarely does a friendship last through the years
of public schooling and beyond.
But non-schooled children normally
have a few genuinely close friends who they retain for many years
and often for life. They develop friendships that are deep and lasting.
This is the real oven of socializationthe human relationship.
John Holt, home school advocate, stated that it is more valuable
for a child to have a few real and intimate friends than to be loosely
associated with a crowd of people who are never really close. The
fact is public schools actually eliminate real bonding and genuine
relationships among children, and replace these with only one fruitless
relationship: That of the child to the state/authority system. Socialization
is meaningless without natures basic system and unit of socializationthe
family. By raising your own children this unit is strengthened and
revivified, thus the child inherits the true structures that comprise
socialization itself, instead of membership in a vast peonage owing
its life to state entities. Family, clan and tribe is the
better landscape of social life.
8. Let Your Child
Have a Real Family
The family itself has declined through
the widespread institutionalization of children over several decades.
If you yourself dont have a family because you give your kids
to the StateHow will your child ever know how to create a
9. Let Your Child
You cant raise your child nights
and weekends. Your child incarnated with you because they wanted
to be raised by you and have YOUR teachings. It is a sacred obligation
to give your child all that you have. Most of what you have to pass
on to your child can only be passed on through much physical proximity
to you daily, through the daily events of life. One of the most
important ways a child gets your spirit and values is by actually
breathing your breath. They cant get that if you send them
off to breathe the breath of some stranger.
10. Refrain From
Abandoning Your Child
In the plaintive song "End of
The Summer" Dar Williams sings this line condemning parents
who thoughtlessly send their children to a foreign place of which
the parents have little knowledge:
"Its the end of the summer
when you send your children to the moon."
Your "Right To Assembly"
As an American or any other nationality
The family is the most fundamental unit of "assembly"
that exists. Without that fundamental unit of human assemblage,
there would ultimately be no other assemblies. Your role with your
child is not merely that of a room-and meal provider, while others
take the choice role of instilling values and knowledge. Never underestimate
that you are your childs primary teacher, and this is a sacred
relationship. You have both the right and obligation to raise your
own child, in the way that you believe is best for your child, and
to pass on your unique intellectual, moral, and spiritual heritage
as well as that of your ancestorsall of whom watch over and
care about your child also. Diversity of culturegenuine human
culture vs. artificial and state-createdwill be reborn when
parents take their children back. The world will then become a green
garden again, because true wisdom flourishes WHERE ELDERS PASS ON
THEIR WISDOM for three consecutive generations or more.
Cultural Freedom & The Fundamental
Sound like enough homeschooling reasons?
Well, there are more. To get the right view of homeschooling, realize
that its really about raising your own children. You have
always had this right and duty, but have been gradually led to believe,
by super political forces, that this was not your right. Also, economic
forces were applied to you to make it seem difficult. You were made
into a wage-slave, then both you and your spouse were forced to
work for survival, etc. But back up, and start from a simple premise
of yourself as a free person.
There is the story told by many Native
American tribes of the 1800s:
"The white man came and took
all of our children and forced them into their schools. When the
children came back, they were ruined. They were then useless. They
could do nothing. They knew nothing." We look at that story
today from a modern liberal perspective and know that it was wrong
to take those children from their parents. The Native American parents
had the right to keep their children, to pass on their culture,
and to be the arbiters of what their children should learn. And
yet strangely, most white Americans today no longer assign to themselves
these basic rights. Families that do homeschooling, unschooling,
or nonschooling are already in large measure reclaiming these basic
rights, which have been eroded by the state.
First parents realized they could
do the same things teachers did in public schools, and often much
better. They began to reclaim their children and families and it
was called "homeschooling." There was the idea of trying
to duplicate, as much as possible, what public schools were doing
it, but doing it at home. At the extreme end, parents tried to turn
their homes into schools. There was lots of pressure at that stage
and worry: "Am I duplicating school well enough?" There
was still the programming that state employees were the authorities
in their childrens education. State school officials, threatened
by a movement that could jeopardize their jobs, resisted the movement
both overtly and clandestinely. (One of the main tactics was the
"official homeschooling" program run by the school, which
was not true homeschooling, but a deeper invasion of the state into
the family grounds.)
Then two things started happening
with some families: First, they noticed that many of their children
actually learned better and became more educated through leaving
them alone and just supporting them in following their interests.
(The same way an adult best learns!) Given the emotional security
that comes with constant proximity to your parent, and a modicum
of the worlds natural stimulation, children showed themselves
as prodigous and constant learners when allowed to "follow
their bliss." They were even learning to read with just a handful
of informal lessons; kids were following passions that led to all
kinds of integrated, meaningful knowledge. Kids were finding their
bliss and their passions at early ages. This was a miraculous realization
and showed the full tragedy of the forced-learning experiment of
The quicker parents, they realized
that this was the superior way to education in the first place,
and that children are insatiable and prodigious learners if left
alone to pursue interests, with even spontaneous formal instruction
when hungry for it. They began questioning the basic premise of
a "school" as necessary to learningor whether it
is even helpful. These ones adopted the term "unschooling."
By using the term "unschooling," the parents are saying:
"We dont buy the idea
that schools are necessary to true education, and we have no need
of turning our family into a school." Later, as parents regained
the power they once gave up to the state, they remembered that it
was entirely their cultural and spiritual right to decide what was
most important for their children to know. They realized that this
had been their unalienable right all along. Instead of "homeschooling,"
the movement became known as "full parenting," or "raising
your own children." A mother decided one day that it was more
important for her daughter to know how to grow every kind of yam
that month than to learn another software program or another tampered
history. Another day a father interested his son in the stars through
a telescope, Another taught his daughter the ancient mysteries of
his astrology profession. Children became versatile and skilled
in a hundred meaningful things, became virtuous people, and mature
for their age, yet more childlike and appealing, than their institutionalized
cousins. They received the intellectual, emotional and spiritual
baton that they came here to receive from their parents. Neighborhoods
began to be neighborhoods again. Families began to be families again.
Fathers began to teach their sons again. Mothers began to mother
again. People began to be around in their homes during the day.
Relatives began to visit and tell stories that were meaningful and
never forgotten. Villages began to return that were more fascinating
than anything on a CD-Rom disk, and safer and more stimulating than
the parking-lots and corridors of any state institution.
Eventually, the welfare state and
a cop on every corner were no longer necessary. The United Nations
dissolved into a planet of peaceful tribes. People became human
again while cities became green and filled with walking folks. Children
played among them in safety throughout town and village, around
the green, and by the sea.