Secular homeschooling presents it’s own challenges while home educating in a primarily Christian culture. From having to edit out parts of purchased curriculum or declining co-op invitations, or wading through blog posts not written for a secular audience, finding support from likeminded secular homeschoolers may seem impossible.
Are you a Secular Homeschooler?
In this episode Alisha and Amanda discuss how they create their own secular communities, how they navigate the homeschooling culture, and how finding secular curriculum is problematic, but not impossible.
Heard on this Episode
“What is secular? […] It’s not that you are against faith-based people or homeschoolers who are faith based. […] It’s when you are taking that faith, and how do you put it into your homeschool.” ~ Alisha 2:07
“One of the reasons [why] I started both my blog and this podcast, is to build a community for myself and for other people out there who might be in a similar situation as me.” ~ Amanda 3:40
“A faith-based homeschooler does not necessarily have the same education goals for their children as I do as a secular homeschooler. However, both are legitimate [choices].” ~ Alisha 9:45
“Every single secular homeschooler has trouble with finding curriculum. Because we are having to kinda filter the religion [out]. ~ Amanda 14:16
“Why is Christian curriculum not labeled Christian?” ~ Amanda 15:09
“We are aware as Secular homeschoolers that we are the minority within the community. We know this. We are well aware that we are. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not as passionate about teaching our children, and wanting to belong to the community as a bigger whole. And if it gets harder and harder for us to find curriculum in order for us to teach our kids then we’re going feel disheartened and we might move out of the community. ~ Alisha 16:35
“We have such a short amount of time already as homeschool parents, we don’t need to go through every piece of curriculum with a fine tooth comb.” ~ Alisha 17:11
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