By Kristy Solis
One of the most important decisions that you will have to make on behalf of your child is deciding where your child will be educated.
When it came time to make this decision for our child, we had way too many options of schools. Post-Katrina education had a different
landscape of education. Suddenly, there were choices of private, public, charter, immersion and Catholic schools.
This was a burden and a blessing at the same time. It is unfortunate, but some parents don’t have options for their child’s educational experience.
All potential dilemmas of your child’s educational decision inundate you as a parent. It takes on a life of its own. What do we do as parents to guide us to make the best decisions for our children? We pray, pray and then pray more.
However, through faith, it is not in our control to make these decisions. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
As we were busy trying to make the right decision for our child following preschool, she was pleading with us to go to a school as she referred to it, “Jesus School.” Simply, the Catholic school in our community; the place of worship where we attend Mass as a family.
Who were we to deny this child her faith? The Holy Spirit was speaking through this child to guide us to make this decision.
The best part is that this child is thriving in “Jesus School.”
As an educator by profession, I know an education cannot be cookie cutter or even an education by traditions. It is prudent that an education is individualized for each child – the best fit for that child to succeed.
Think about … how did you decide where your child will be educated?
Let us pray: Lord, I need your will to be done in my life. Lord, guide me with divine strength to follow your lead in important decisions related to my child. May every decision I make be pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray. Amen.