Jennifer views homeschooling as her life’s mission, and she’s been loving it for twenty-five years now. She believes that raising righteous, intelligent, freedom-loving children–and helping others do the same–is a powerful way of contributing to our society and our church. She tells her husband that her hobby is homeschooling, just like his hobby is watching sports, but she also enjoys woodworking, music, gardening, and reading.
The Georgias have four kids in Team A, who were homeschooled since birth and are now all launched into college, missions, jobs, and/or marriage. They recently acquired Team B: three kids adopted from foster care, who, along with their 7-year-old bio son, are now doing “hyper-schooling” at their home in northern Virginia. Jennifer is the author of Magical Math: A Book for Young Children and Their Parents which is illustrated by Team A, and You Don’t Have to Be an Expert: Why Homeschooling Works. She blogs at Vision Academy Publishing.
Children are not just little adults. Their learning strengths and weaknesses are very different from those of big people. But they can, and should, learn “big things” at young ages, instead of just ABC’s and 1-2-3’s. Math, science, history, languages, and religion—all are full of fascinating topics that will feed a child’s sense of wonder, and become hooks on which to hang future knowledge. When early education is approached well (joyfully and without coercion), children develop lively, curious minds. What can you do to bring learning alive? Let’s talk about it!