So our neighbors are evangelical Christian homeschoolers. Very nice, good people. We are friends.
They homeschool their daughters, who are excellent homemakers–they know how to cook a gourmet meal, sew ball gowns, knit, garden and make their own food, including grinding their own grain into whole wheat flour…
But their 15 yr old daughter can’t read or write past a 4th grade level…I think. I never ever see my friend teaching her daughter anything academic. They are always outside in their garden/yard.
-is this my business how they are educating their daughters? In our limited conversations about homeschooling, I do notice some reticence on my friend’s part to discuss education. She has mentioned the fact that she thinks her daughter has a learning disability.
-I’m not quite sure, really, what level of reading/writing the daughter actually displays. I just hear about it from my DDs who play with her. And, about a year ago she was excitedly discussing the play she was “writing”, but when she showed it to me she had it all down in pictures/stick figures. She said, “I like to draw my plays 'cause it’s funnier that way.”
-I just don’t want this 15 yr old daughter, someday, to think, “Wow. I never learned to read and write well and people around me knew that and never came to my rescue.”