Why Did You Homeschool?

Why Did You Homeschool? Homeschool Conversations: FAQs About Homeschooling with Harriet Yoder
Why Did You Homeschool?

Interviewer Rob Vail of This Side of the Country Radio Ministry and Harriet Yoder chatted about Why Did You Homeschool? These mp3 audio files should open automatically.

Transcript: Why Did You Homeschool?

Rob: Alright, we’re pleased to have with us today, Harriet Yoder. Harriet is the co-founder of Lamp Post Homeschool Store and she’s also a graduate of the University of Houston with an MBA and a Bachelor’s of Administration. Harriet, welcome!

Harriet: Thank you. Good to be here.

Rob: One of the things we want to talk about today is homeschooling. I want to ask you some specifics, but you’re a veteran of homeschooling, over twenty years. Why did you decide to get into homeschooling?

Harriet: We were young parents and new Christians back in the early 80s. I was doing a lot of reading in the Bible about parental responsibility, motherhood, children. Nowhere in the Bible does it tell the kings to train the children. It is a mandate for parents to train their children. The only ones the kings trained were their own children and prisoners like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednago. I researched it and came to the conclusion that, in addition to how the public schools were at the time and still are, it wasn’t a good place for my children to be. It wasn’t where God wanted them to be. I knew in my heart that God was calling us to homeschool.

Rob: You’ve got what? One or two kids?

Harriet: Nine!

Rob: You’ve got nine kids. So you know what you are talking about. Harriet: Yes, until they go to college, they’ve never have been in public school, except three of them played sports with the public school for a short time.

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