Most children in our country begin a 40+ hour a week job beginning at age 5 or younger, isolated away from the family unit. They go to school for 1440 hours a year beginning at a young, tender age. Where are the child labor laws???
Is it any wonder that a child’s love, respect, and allegiance soon shifts to the teacher and peers they spend so much of their day-to-day life with? Is it any wonder that siblings who spend so much time segregated by age find their friendships lie with classmates instead of brothers and sisters? The sad thing is that not only has this tragedy become commonplace, it has become accepted as normal.
“In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time.”
– President Uchtdorf (Nov. 2010 Ensign)
One of the blessings of homeschooling is the gift of time spent as parents and children, as brothers and sisters, as family. Our children’s time is spent developing the deepest bonds of love and friendship with those God placed within the family circle, not those without.