The Best Way to Keep Your Child Safe This School Year

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)

My family and I live in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation and home of NASCAR legends, Lance crackers, the best college basketball in the country, and Billy Graham. As you are probably aware, our state has also been at the front and center of recent media reports about restroom policies and transgender issues.

This summer, in direct violation of state law, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system was preparing to implement a policy that allows students access to bathrooms and locker rooms based on the gender they identify with. Until an August 3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court caused the Charlotte-area schools to decide to hold off for now on instituting the policy, teachers and staff were being formally trained to help elementary school students learn about gender identities and alternate sexual preferences. (Google “Gender Unicorn” for more on the disturbing training materials.)

There’s little doubt the nation’s public schools have long shortchanged America’s students academically, socially, and physically. Now, amid all the rhetoric and heated discussion over this latest controversy, parents are faced with new and deepening concerns about the health and safety of their young children attending public school.

So what is your plan to keep your kids safe this school year?

The answer for more and more families is homeschooling.

Families across the nation have read the writing on the wall. They’re feeling the rising heat of the water and pulling their kids out of public school before they’re cooked in the proverbial stew. What will it take for you to say “enough is enough” and remove your children from a failed system?

Yes, the idea of homeschooling can be scary at first. Yes, you will find yourself asking, Can I do this? Where do I begin? How will I find the time? What if I mess up my kids? Is this even legal? (Yes, it is legal.)

Your first year of homeschooling will probably be the most difficult. I know this firsthand—we almost quit after our first year. But God got my attention with a providential two-by-four over the head, and boy, am I glad He woke me from my slumber! Statistically, only about half of families that begin homeschooling are still at it after three or four years, but I strongly encourage you to persevere. The rewards will be well worth the effort. I say this based on twenty full years of experience.

Homeschooling is a walk of faith, but know that you’re not alone—millions of other families are walking this road. Today, curriculum choices and available resources are greater and more plentiful than they’ve ever been. Most importantly, God will be right there with you, giving you everything you need to succeed. Trust in Him, and He will intercede on your behalf, keep your family safe, and produce tremendous fruit in your children.

You know you should homeschool. Don’t stay in the boiling water one more day.

If there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now!

Walking by faith and enjoying the homeschooling adventure of a lifetime!

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© 2015 Davis Carman

Davis Carman is the president of Apologia Educational Ministries, the #1 publisher of creation-based science and Bible curriculum. He is also the author of four illustrated children’s books. Good Morning, God is based on Deuteronomy 6, A Light for My Path is an ABC book based on Psalm 119, and In the Beginning is based on the creation account in Genesis. His latest, Psalms to Know Early, is now available.

One Response to “The Best Way to Keep Your Child Safe This School Year”

  1. Sharon M says:

    Thank you Davis!
    I am a grandmother with custody of my 9 year old grandson and we are starting our 2nd year of homeschooling. I appreciate that you remind me to put everything in God’s hands. It’s something we need to be reminded of everyday it seems.

    Have a blessed rest of your week!

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