I realize that I am probably going to seem like I am contradicting myself due to the fact that on Tuesday I posted about attachment parenting and today I am writing about the first day of school.
However, my oldest three children began another year of public school on Monday.
Due to the fact that many of the blogs I read are written by homechooling mamas, I feel like I am in the minority as a mom blogger because I don’t homeschool. Therefore, I don’t usually write about school related topics.
Last year I wrote a post about sending my children to school that still holds true today.
It can be hard to be a Christian parent trying to teach Christian values to my children while they are gone from me at school. However, I am here to say that they are learning so much about how to put what we have taught them into practice…
These four lives that God has entrusted my husband and I with are an awesome responsibility that we don’t take lightly. Just because they go to public school doesn’t mean that our job is over. In fact, our job is even harder because we aren’t in control of every aspect of their daily lives.
We have to rely on God to not only protect our children while they are at school, but to give us the wisdom to help them know God and follow His path for them every day.
This year I am still relying on God to protect my children while they are at school. Due to the fact that Julia is now in jr. high, I am praying even harder.
These three children are daily being given opportunities to put into practice all that we have been teaching them throughout their lives.
Just because they go to public school doesn’t mean that they are allowed to act just like “everyone else”. I imagine I am probably more protective of my children than other public school parents, but that is alright. Guiding and protecting them is my job.
While these two are still attending “Mommy school”, I am praying for them daily and know that the time I have with them now is so important.
Are you a Christian parent whose children attend public school? I would love to hear from you. Those of you who are homeschooling parents are welcome to chime in as well.