Avoid the Danger of Complacency

Complacency is dangerous no matter what type of school you send your children to.

Private school, public school, homeschool… there’s nothing inherently wrong with any of them, and whatever works best for your family works. Every family is different.

Public school parents and educators are rarely complacent. Neither are home school families. Both understand the statement, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.”

Private schools, especially Christian private schools, seem to promise a level of growth that may be tempting to take for granted. It can be easy to be complacent, thinking that the Christian education school provides will equip and encourage students to develop their own authentic sincere faith. There are three aspects of complacency parents need to be aware of when considering this model of education for their child(ren):

  1. Private Christian School Isn’t an Impenetrable Bubble
  2. …But it’s still a Bubble (How will they learn to survive outside the bubble?)
  3. Students still need space to make their faith their own (When & how will their faith be tested?)


Regardless of your school choice, how have you observed and/or resisted complacency?