Who Are You To Teach Your Kids? - My Homeschooling Qualifications

February 09, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

The number one question I get when I tell people we homeschool is, 

"Do you have a teaching degree?"

The short answer to that question is, "no."

No I do not have a degree from an accredited university or a license to teach 20-30 school children in a classroom for 8 hours a day.  Thankfully, I also do not have that grueling job.  

Let's take a moment to praise God for all the men and women out there who are teaching the next generation day in and day out!  I firmly believe teachers are society's greatest asset. 

In fact my mother and my mother-in-law were both public school teachers. 

My mom taught me to read before I went to kindergarten.  

I am, however, a college graduate.  

As is my husband.  In our homeschool he is just as important a part of their education as I am. 

But really, not even that is important for homeschooling.  Anyone, I repeat, ANYONE can homeschool their children.  There are plenty of resources out there to help parents educate their children.

So, instead I'd like to share a little bit about who we are to give you a glimpse of an average American homeschool family. 

I was born and raised in East TX until the age of 15 when my dad, who was in the oil business, was transferred to West Texas.  I was a pretty good kid but not perfect.  

Stephen was raised in Southeast TX. He was an Eagle Scout and preached/led singing regularly in his church growing up.  I think he is pretty perfect. 

After high school I went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX for a year before joining the Adventures in Missions program through Sunset International Bible Institute which is also in Lubbock.  This is where I met the love of my life.  After studying the Bible as a group of about 60 college aged students for 9 months, we were divided into teams and were sent around the world to work with missionaries.  Stephen went to Mexico City and I was in Strasbourg, France. 

After finishing this program, we quickly married and finished college at Texas Tech.  I finished two years before him and tried out a few jobs while he completed his degree.  Stephen graduated top of his class with honors and went to work straight away for a mega international corporation. 

He's very successful and I think he's super hot when he teaches.  With his job we have lived in five countries outside of the US since our first child was 4 months old.  

Our unique situation gives our children the opportunity to learn about history and geography in a very hands on way.  We could never put them in a classroom for 8 hours a day and make them miss out on all this life happening around them.  

Besides, who would mop my floors for me if they were in school? 

 

See Also...
Why We Homeschool-Five Big Reasons
Where Do I Start?- My Homeschool Curriculum Recs and Reads

While you're here, it'd be neat if you'd pop over to have a peek at my photography portfolio and fine art store

 


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