10 April 2011

101 Reasons as to why I homeschool

Reason 80
"He was not a perfect child, by any means, but, his faults were of the better sort; and being early taught the secret of self-control, he was not left at the mercy of appetites and passions, as some poor little mortals are, and then punished for yielding to the temptations against which they have no armour." Little Men by Louisa M. Alcott


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

That is so correct. The art of teaching them self-control is huge! That is my main goal right now with ALL of my children.

Jennifer said...

This is good. And so true. I love Little Men. One of our favorite books.

Jennifer said...

Oh yes, I wanted to say about the previous post on Dumbing Down America, WOW. I can definitely see truth in it.

dggp said...

This, I needed to read today. Perfect thoughts for a mom struggling with a little son right now.