reply to post by Discotech
As far as my kids are concerned, I had to choose between the streets of NY or the gravel road of the country. I chose the country. Here my children
fish, help with the garden, they are learning skills here of exactly what I wanted them to learn, and that is to be freeman on the land, and they
As far as school is concerned. No, I don't teach them that Christopher Columbus discovered America, when I decided to home school I couldn't believe
how much they DIDN'T know, and I mean as far as the truth.
My children know about their rights, thats what they study, they know about the system, of course they know math, and reading, but WHAT they read is
different, I am giving them the tools to remove themselves from the hive mind, and showing them that they have the right to be happy, to respect
family, to help others, and that no one, not even me can take that from them.
They are not missing anything by not going to public school. As far as friends, they practically know every one in my town, because while I'm
helping, their helping. I chose to start a cycle, a cycle of free people. My children could never be indoctrinated, because they know better, they can
never be told that they have no rights, because they know better.
My children can pitch a tent, start a fire, read a book, do a mathematical equation, catch a fish to cook on the pit, and then look at the stars and
tell you the constellations. Even tell you the difference between a plane and a fly-by satellite.
So, NO my children are not missing out on anything. Oh and BTW they can shoot a gun and physically defend themselves if needed, including my 12 yr old
When I said off the grid, I guess you can say that it included that if we had a solar storm today, we can live happily, without the need for what most
will die without. I always wondered why I was born and sometimes I think that I am giving back. I have told my kids that they are not like everyone
else, but not for one second should they think that they are not special, I tell them that with the amount of information they have, the person they
choose to be with will have to bring a hell of allot more to the table.
So many kids today, that are NOT missing out, wind up with the problems that made me want to leave NY in the first place. Drugs, teen pregnancy,
crime, gangs. Of course I cannot tell the future and say that I know that it could never happen to my kids, but I can say it sure will be much
Peace to you...