The end of school; the beginning of education

I didn’t plan on tutoring any children but my own. I enjoy teaching my children; in fact, I prefer to teach them more than I prefer to teach myself. But, through all the joys and trials of child raising, there is nothing better than a home-grown education. I made the mistake of putting my children back into public school this year. It was a choice they made, and they requested to go back. We have endured another year of the “governmental babysitting institution”, and as much as I would like to say that they have succeeded (which they did) I believe the school system has fallen way short of my high standards. The end of the school year is dated for May 21, and boy oh boy, we are all looking forward to that day!

Call me crazy, but I am looking forward to summertime. I want my kids to sleep in, to eat a nutritious breakfast, and to savor all the moments at home. We have a loving and close family, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else (except for heaven). My boys are unusual because they actually enjoy each other’s company (most of the time), and they look forward to being at home, playing games, reading books, watching movies (not TV), and the occasional wrestle on the floor. My little 2 1/2 year old girl wants to join in on the fun, and we include her in many of the activities.

Back to tutoring… well, I discovered that there is a need. Our neighborhood is full of children who are suffering from public school syndrome as well. They have parents who care about them, but the parents don’t have the inclination or knowledge to help them make it through the next level. So, one by one, I am answering the call to help the children. I have even created a flyer to designate my newfound, home-based business/ministry. I am calling the tutoring service, “School Escape Educators”, or SEE for short. My heart is, and has always been, for children.

May God richly bless each of you who reads this post. If you are a believer, I ask for your prayers. Education does not solely occur in a classroom, sitting behind a desk, and listening to a lecture. True education is every day, every minute, and every opportunity. If we could all have this attitude toward learning, there may be more children out there who will begin to see their parents teach them at home, too. Until then, I gladly accept the challenge of reaching out to the children in my neighborhood who need a little one-on-one attention and understanding. Ciao!

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