In the traditional, public, Christian and private educational sectors, major stakeholders—parents, students and teachers, strive to define the paradigms and parameters of instruction. A family’s choice to opt Homeschool as the means in which they choose to educate their children may eliminate the factor of miscommunication and false perceptions that often lead to disconnect between home and school. Nonetheless, there are sometimes unanswered questions related to approach, preparedness and skill.
As parents, why are our roles vital in guiding and teaching of our children? What insight can we offer as a parent-teacher that is vital to the healthy and targeted instruction of our children?
Whether in the home or support to an alternative educational program, teaching remains one among several duties that the Word of God outlines as a parental responsibility. It is the parent who leads with support and encouragement that they might help children to better understand their individual gifting and life’s purpose. Information obtained through prayer and observation becomes imperative to the learning process. The what, how, how much and to what extent become standard questions. As we lead, it is important that we seek God’s answer to the paths our children are purposed to follow.
This process remains ongoing as the parent-teacher assumes the role of both, learner and teacher.