NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Parents who teach their children at home know what a challenge it is to make good decisions regarding their education. Those who are considering a home education have many questions about its legalities, cultural acceptance and curriculum.
Answers to those and many other questions are available through www.lifeway.com on the Homeschool Channel, a service of LifeWay Christian Resources. In cooperation with Broadman & Holman Publishers, the new site offers getting started tips, curriculum suggestions, legal information and encouragement. Zan Tyler, a homeschool resource and media consultant for B&H, a veteran lobbyist and political strategist for homeschooling issues, serves as editor of the site.
“God has given parents the responsibility and right to teach their children,” Tyler said. “Certainly, I don’t see homeschooling as the only way to educate, but for many people, it’s the path that God has called them on.”
Tyler’s third and youngest child will graduate from high school next year. All three of her children were taught at home, said Tyler who sees homeschooling as the ultimate preparation for instilling a Christian worldview in a child.
“We’ve entered a postmodern era where kids aren’t attending church and aren’t going to schools that allow God to be mentioned,” said Tyler. “Missionaries spend years training before they go to the field. In the same sense, children need to be trained as well so they’re prepared to the fullest and they can impact the world where they’re needed most.”
The site also offers information on special needs children and articles about the daily duties facing homeschooling parents. For more information, visit www.lifeway.com/homeschool.
LifeWay Christian Resources will offer a Homeschool Family Vacation at both of their Ridgecrest, N.C., and Glorieta, N.M., conference centers this summer in August. For more information, contact (615) 251-2065 or visit www.lifeway.com/conferencecenters.