Why Homeschoolers Become Like Their Parents

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. – Charles Caleb Colton

My husband and I recently visited some close family friends, Peter and Lauren, and their boy, James. When we entered their backyard, we saw Peter’s carpentry workstation. The bench had saws, hammers and large mechanical tools with which to cut wood.

‘Does your boy like ‘helping’ you here?’ we asked. Pete enthusiastically replied in the affirmative, saying, ‘When I’m making my tables and hammering something, James gets his little hammer and starts doing the same thing.’

It was blatantly obvious Peter enjoyed his son’s company as much as his son enjoyed Pete’s company. If you saw them, you could hardly imagine a happier boy.

What we saw in Pete’s place is typical of many homeschooling parents. A homeschooling parent’s skill is usually passed to the next generation because a homeschool education has a big influence on a child’s attitude … Read the rest

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