How do you make decisions about schooling options, sports team options, etc.

How do you make decisions about schooling options, sports team options, etc.

August 30, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


You know raising your kids when it comes
to school and extracurricular activities requires a lot of wisdom and I don’t
think there’s a one-size-fits-all. Raising our children they, at different
times, we’re in public schools and at other times they were in private schools.
And in particular, when we lived in Louisville, I think, they we made the
decision to put them in a private school of necessity because our public schools
simply we’re not going to provide what we felt they needed as parents. I think
the key is for parents to be involved one: very intentionally in the lives of
their children whether it is their education experience or the other things
they may be involved in; whether it’s music, or art, or athletics as it was for
us with four sons. We were happy for our boys to be very involved in athletics
but we also had made a decision when they were small that athletics and their
involvement in it would never override our commitment to Christ and our
involvement in the local church. So for example there were times when they were
young where they missed soccer games on Sunday morning and early Sunday
afternoon because of church and we told the coaches up front, “Our boys will be at
all the practices and they’ll be at all the games as long as it doesn’t
interfere with our commitment to Christ and our commitment to our church,” and our boys understood that from the very beginning and we never had any arguments about it. We never had any issues with one another. And so again- happy for them to be super involved in athletics and one of our sons even played division one
basketball for several years so they stayed active all the way through their
high school years and even for one into college, but they always understood that
if it comes to athletics or being faithful to Christ and His Church,
athletics were going to lose and they were going to lose every single time. And so great to be involved but not a good decision to allow athletics to override
and circumvent and get in the way of your commitment to Christ and the church. If you do they’ll see church involvement is something we do when it’s convenient
not something that we do as a priority of life. Which that’s
what, of course, you want to instill in your children when they’re young with
the hope that will last for the duration of their life