How do you take language from one case from
Oh I am sure they glamourize and glaze over so many things for those things they show on television for this family. That is just the media for you.
I am also sure they get help from their community, hand me downs, thrift shops, sew and repair their own clothing, get help from their church and other local churches, food pantries, and then the rest they work hard for or find ways to get. I am sure some of the older children may babysit or mow lawns, etc to make extra money. They all pull together as a family to get things done.
I am also sure the parents must lose their minds too once in awhile. God may have blessed them with the patience to deal with this large family. Some people just can handle bigger families. They are normal like any other family- they argue, fight with one another, but also probably has less of this as they have no choice to bind together to make things work.
I could never handle more than 1 child. Kuddos to anyone that has more than 1 child to raise!!
Ok all on that homeschooling issues in California.
I happen to homeschool and be in California.
The whole case that has everyone up in arms around here and across the country is not as bad as everyone makes out. It first started out as welfare case and not homeschooling. The judge just used the homeschooling to put fuel to the fire and I am sure he is against homeschooling. This judge cannot and not doubt will not make a ruling for all courts to uphold what he is wanting. We haven't even heard the full story of exactly what is going on in that case. The Homeschool Legal Defense is trying to find out all that information as we speak. The media only tells us what we need to know and they don't even know that much about it all. What was said, what the parents did to get into this situation, what their Lawyer has said, what the judge thinks and has said. We don't know anything!!
It certainly wouldn't be made law. They have enough problems already and to try to regulate California more- no not gonna happen. If for some odd reason it did there will be a lot more people leaving their homes and moving on to other states. California has already been left in disarray in the housing market and the school system and expecially here in the valley. They are working hard to remedy this problem as we speak and don't want something else on their plate that can mess that up.
Our good Governor here in California and all the Legal Counsels will make sure that things remain just as they are. For the most part this law is working. It is only cases like this that have to do with the parenting and not so much homeschooling that give all the parents a bad name.
My husband works for the State Legislator and he says we have nothing to worry about it so I have to believe that.
Some parents are simply not cut out to teach their children at home whether they have an education or not.
I have known people that can barely get by and have their graduate degrees and others that barely passed Highschool that are very bright people.
It all comes down to whether the parents really have a love of learning themselves, have the knowledge to find information if they need it, truly want to teach their children so they can grow up to become productive adults.
I taught K-3rd grades and my sister in law taught 5th-6th grades. We quit to be stay at home wives and then eventually stay at home Moms who now homeschool.
I have seen first hand what these Teachers know in the school system and have seen what some of these Moms who homeschool that don't have their Teaching credentials and I can tell you that the Mom's without the credentials know just as much because they have continued to study and learn, Not all mind you, but a big percent.
Anyhoo, this is not a board for homeschooling, but wanted to clear up that case for those that haven't got any information about it.
Hey now, don't be hatin' on the Tater Tot Casserole (one of Jim Bob's favorites).
Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man-The Big Lebowski
Oh gotta love the tator casserole!! I am spoiled and have to have some spices and cheese on mine though.
So many processed foods and preservatives, so little time...
On a side note...Anything with Cream of Chicken soup is IMMEDIATELY AXED FROM MY RECIPE LIST.
For a cheap thrill, imagine what Tater Tot Casserole must look like.
I could not imagine feeding that to my family.
I try to reserve mac & cheese, hot dogs, corn dogs, etc. for the baby sitters.