How Homeschooling Can Revive Family Values

Jennifer Murff is the President of Millennials for Marriage, professor at Regent University and a homeschool advocate.
Jennifer Murff is the President of Millennials for Marriage, professor at Regent University and a homeschool advocate.

The state of our nation and the family is in desperate need of repair. In fact, it seems almost hopeless but I think the tides can change in a very unconventional yet conventional way: Homeschooling.

Growing up as a Millennial ten years ago, I would never have imagined that I would chose to homeschool my kids. After all, didn’t all homeschool children grow up to be sheltered, socially awkward, and lack the academic and emotional intelligence to succeed as an adult in the “real world”?

But now homeschooling is becoming more mainstream and the stigma that surrounded homeschooling over the years is fading, causing many Millennials to reconsider homeschooling as a viable option for their family.

No longer are only the conservative, religious right choosing to homeschool. In fact, 91% of homeschool families choose to homeschool for other reasons besides religious ones.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, over the past decade there has been a 61.8% increase in the number of American children between of ages of 5-17 who are homeschooled. Overall, 3.4 percent of all students are being homeschooled in the U.S. today and the number is steadily rising.

Characteristically, homeschool students are more civically engaged, religious, family oriented and are known for being critical thinkers. Could homeschooling revive family values?

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Jennifer Murff

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