This report declares that the best teachers are those who possess a passion to convey knowledge with a sense of purpose. Parents motivated with a passionate spiritual conviction have a sustained energy for teaching their child more so than a relative stranger of unknown conviction at public school. These parents generate an infectious enthusiasm about whatever subject they are teaching, a virtue that motivates kids. Homeschooling allows a parent to weave their spiritual convictions into every facet of their curriculum. Nothing is more important to the heart of people’s motivation than their personal beliefs. Everyone has convictions of some description; something that has alters their lives in a positive way, something that is etched in deep in their soul. Some people can express it, some cannot find words for it, but everyone has it.
This essay stresses that the homeschooled child benefits from socialization skills that are community-based rather than socialization based in the classroom. This advantage takes them away from confinement with other kids their own age. Public school classrooms are divided by age, not scholastic ability or maturity level. The expressions ‘all boats float at the same level’ and ‘a chain is only as strong as its weakest link’ applies. Exceptional kids are held back at public school but are accelerated academically and socially by the home-school experience. The socialization at home is not the contrived, artificial socialization found in the classroom. In the conventional public class the environment is influenced by an unfamiliar adult. The variables are managed by persons who are required to maintain a defined, prescribed program in the classroom. In the home class environment, kids are exposed to many the variables found in real world situations. They interact daily with the adults they know, trust and love solving the real problems of daily life, scholastic study balanced with true-life schedules including grocery shopping, having the car repaired, changing diapers, cooking, cleaning, caring for a sick neighbor, etc. Witnessing life’s balancing act ever-present in the real life for real people is a much more enriching social education than is the contrived regulation of the public school classroom experience. The most easily defendable feature of parents’ homeschooling their kids is scholastics because the results are easily