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Parents: Embrace "The Homeschool Awakening" -- Your Kids Are Worth It!

•, by Annalisa Pesek

Despite the competition of the multi-billion-dollar, box-office blockbuster Jurassic World playing next door, shaking the walls with the thundering sounds of man-made dinos running amok, Homeschool was its own refreshing escape from what feels like the daily din of the world in which we live these days.

The movie was stunningly well attended by an enthusiastic, engaged, family-friendly crowd, which surprised me considering I was in a theater in the suburb of ruined, way "woke," and radical Seattle. A few seats from where I sat was a busy toddler who at one point calmed herself as montages on the big screen flashed before her, of kids of all ages and sizes interacting with their moms and dads and participating in normal fun activities such as story time, cooking, outdoor games, and yes, even math, science, and geography. The child's laughter was contagious, as she pointed to and repeated the words and actions she recognized. Slowly I began to feel at ease in a theater with a talkative two-year-old, as such an environment felt fitting — as the film itself is all about family.

To paraphrase one father featured in the film: Wealth is not about the material things we own; real wealth is found in the family, and parents must take seriously their responsibility as both educator and caretaker. As the Bible teaches in Proverbs 22:6, "Parents, train a child in the way he should go, so that even when he is old, he will not depart from it."