Welcome back to The Hall Pass where I'll talk about homeschooling issues. I want to remind everybody, that I'll post every other week so you can mark your calendars and be expecting more.
On my mind this session is about the safety of our children. I know that schools do everything they can to stop those attacks. Every attack leads to tighter measures schools have to take and eventually, that fun and exciting campus will become something like a prison. It is beyond scary. There are so many school shootings and the bullying has spread like a wildfire.
A couple of years ago, a school nearby had a bomb scare. They bussed kids to a safer area. And parents were contacted to pick up their student there. I asked one of the officials what happens if this failure causes the attacker to get aggravated and they try again - what do we do then? Their reply was that they have to deal with that everyday.
My heart sank. While I don't scare easily, my heart was so saddened at how much school has changed since I was a child. The pressure on the authorities to have to watch for that everyday; listen they need all the prayers we can give them.
I don't recommend you run in fear and yank your children from school, especially if they are thriving there. But if your location has a lot of attacks, you may wish to consider homeschooling. Homeschooling can be much safer. That said, you need to also consider the neighborhood you are in. Is it safer to take your child out for a walk, get to the city library, or go for field trips?
Attackers look for areas where they can do mass damage. But don't mistake that other kinds of attacks can't hit your home just because you choose to homeschool your children. Drive-by shootings fill newspapers daily.
For many areas, safety is a big reason to homeschool your child. Was safety a big reason why you chose to homeschool your child(ren)? Is it something you may need to consider? How has this challenged you and what did you do about it? To share your comments click on the blue comments link below.
I hope your Spring season is off to a great start.
Will see you again May 13th.