Reflections from Apologia Live: Education and Religion – Your Child’s Potential with Zan Tyler

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This is the final post in a series of sharing quotes, tidbits, and reflections from the various sessions at the Apologia Live Retreat which I had the opportunity to attend recently.  Start here to read about my over all experience at the Apologia Live Retreat and head over to this post to read reflections from other sessions.

Your Child’s Potential with Zan Tyler

Zan Tyler is such an inspiration. She literally paved the way legislatively in the state of South Carolina for homeschoolers. She was homeschooling at a time when there were obstacles at every turn. She humorously described homeschooling in this way:

Homeschooling is like building an ark in your backyard and hoping no one will notice.

Zan went on to share this classic definition for education:

The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties. From Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.

In this definition, education and religion are intertwined. It was assumed, that education and religion go hand in hand. Somehow, our society has slowly ripped the two apart. We now live at a time where education and religion are so far removed from each other that our children have lost the ability to integrate their faith into their everyday lives and careers.

What are you doing to help you child(ren) integrate their faith into everything that they do?

I’m so excited to be partnering with Apologia and hosting a book club using Zan Tyler’s book 7 Tools for for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential. More details are coming soon, but in the mean time, read these 10 reasons that you should join the 7 Tools Book Club. Sign up for the 7 Tools Book Club newsletter and sign up for my daily email so you don’t miss a thing!

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