My mom had a theory. She thought that if she taught us to read lots of living books—well-written, fascinating books that make knowledge “come alive”—we would grow to love to read and, thus, love to learn.
I have tutored math for more than 20 years now. So you can only guess how many parents have come to me for help because their kids are having trouble with math. To be honest, math is probably one of the biggest trouble spots for homeschoolers.
In our culture, we like to divide people up by age, grade, and season of life. In Sunday school, we have the pre-schoolers, fifth graders, young marrieds, singles, older adults, and almost-Heaven-bound seniors. Is that biblical? Nowhere in Scripture do I see people segregated like that with the exception of pulling out the men of fighting age to go to battle. Instead, God places us in families and compares the church to a family.
If you are a homeschool student with siblings like I was, you probably can appreciate the value of peace and quiet when trying to do your school. You of all people know how hard it is to write out your vocabulary words or study your history lesson when your little brother is running around in his underwear yelling, “Freedom Rider!”