PLANT, Inc. Blog
Encouraging Parent Led Education
By Maclaren Keffer
So your child is ready for sports? Naturally, you begin to investigate different options only to discover you’re required to spend 5 nights per week and hundreds of dollars to launch your child into athletics. As a parent, you value physical pursuits AND having a life outside of sports. And maybe, just maybe, you’d like to get some exercise yourself. Is there no middle ground?
Yes! Meet Running Medicine, a running club organized around the idea that movement is medicine. Running Medicine was founded in 2016 as a part of the Native Health Initiative (NHI), which was designed to “create a culture of wellness through a supportive, loving community.”
By Suzanne Lawrence
As if homeschooling through the high school years is not daunting enough, now your student wants to try out for a public high school athletic team! The numerous reasons for homeschooling are varied and complex with each family, many citing the poor public educational system, special needs, religious instruction as well as distancing our students from the bullying, drugs, worldly influences, political correctness and mean kids wandering the classrooms and hallways.
Why on earth would you want your homeschool student to participate in public school sports activities?
You have come to the conclusion that athletics are great for your student and your student wants to participate in a competitive environment. What are your options in the state of New Mexico? Can homeschoolers participate in public school athletics? What are the pros and cons? Are there other options for my sport instead of public school athletics?
PLANT, Inc. Blog is written by local parent educators and supporters of parent led education.