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When Catholic Homeschoolers Get Lonely

Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character

Many homeschooling parents face the pain of seeing their children suffer from loneliness because they either live in an area with few other homeschooled children, or because they (the parents), are unable to find companions for their children who would not be detrimental influences. More than Academic When Catholic parents make a decision to homeschool their children, the reasons for doing so should be more than just academic. When people ask me the question, “Why do you homeschool your children when you could be pursuing a career, bringing in a second income, and enjoying some of the ‘extras’ in life that a little more money can buy?” my first response is always the same, “I am making this sacrifice in order to preserve my children for Christ and for the Catholic Church.”
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James in Perth said...

A well-written article on the perils of raising children in a truly Catholic environment. It is disheartening that so many Catholic schools and so many Catholic parents are not willing to stand up and protect the children entrusted to them by God.

Rebecca Taylor said...

As a homeschooling mom of three, I found this piece disturbing. I understand the sentiment, but it seems the take away message is that public school kids, Protestants and others not Catholic are too dirty to allow around your kids. My kids have many friends from the public school who are great kids from great families, and we even belong to a Protestant co-op (in addition to a Catholic one) with no ill effect. I think it is counterproductive to raising good Catholic children, who are meant to love their neighbor, if I am constantly pointing to others kids and labeling them as too impure to associate with. Of course we vet our children's friends carefully, but public school and non-Catholic are not deal breakers.

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