Parents are the gatekeepers and ultimate decision makers for their children. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 tells us: “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” We usually associate this verse with a child’s spiritual instruction, but the principle applies equally to character and academic training.
You should evaluate each child at the end of every school year for the following year. Commit to the plan that works best for your child for that year. The same schooling option may not be the best for every child in the family.
Too often, well-meaning parents seeking to give their children an edge for the future fill their schedules with activities that can squeeze out time for family and faith. Investment in family time that deepens the roots of faith, character and relationships which are foundational to real success in life.