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A new study conducted by Mattress Firm found that among 2,000 millennials studied, the average young adult 18 – 35 spent just over four hours a day worrying about something, the equivalent of 63 days a year – stressed.

Should we wonder why these young people are so burdened?

The study revealed that the average young American spends nearly three months worrying about finances.

Doesn’t it seem logical that if a child grows up stressed, that would lend to a life-long habit of stressing out?

The following list of stressors was not included in the study, but true nevertheless. Check this out:

From a very young age most kids spend about six hours a day at school, sitting in a chair and working like adults most of those hours; some spend more than eight hours a day in the prison camp environment (school, day care), which is totally unnatural. Even on the playground, they are mocked, ridiculed, yelled at and bullied frequently by other kids.

After school, they get to take home perhaps another one to two hours worth of homework!

Elementary to high school-aged kids are even exposed to X-rated pornographic sex “education” at school! (Don’t think so? Just check out the headlines included at the end of the Home Education page!)

Many are hooked on video games, which are extremely stressful to play.

Many kids are forced to play sports from their youth, who might rather relax after a day’s work at school!

It seems that by the time kids are grown and prepared to go to work, they are ready for retirement!

A more natural, relaxed environment of home education for perhaps three to four hours a day (a lot more can be accomplished when you are teaching your own children, versus an entire classroom); neighborhood playtime with other kids after school; field trips with parents and other homeschoolers, or just the family; activities at church and clubs during the week; sports activities that your children enjoy, not necessarily the parents; the ability to drink fluids and eat snacks when thirsty/hungry, versus having to wait until lunch, or after a long day at school; are all much healthier for children.

Young adults are way overstressed as they enter adulthood, because of the unnatural school environment, for one thing; where they can’t even have a refreshment when they are thirsty/hungry, or go to the restroom comfortably, without having to make a federal case of it in front of the entire class – if they are allowed to go relieve themselves at all!

The Word of God tells us,

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” Ephesians 6:4.

Here are some excerpts taken from Matthew 5, indicative of the social skills Christian home educators teach their children, which also promote good character and peace within:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (How does that compare to bullying?)

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (How does that compare to children who make fun of one another in the playground?)

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (How does that compare to rude children?)

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled” (How does that compare to learned bad behavior among mostly unsupervised children in playgrounds?)

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (How does that compare to ‘I want first place in line?’)

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (How does that compare to ‘You evolved from monkeys – there is no God [and when you die, you are gone forever!’])

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” (How does that compare to crowds of screeching, yelling, shoving mostly unsupervised children in the playground?)

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (How does that compare to ‘If you don’t win, you are the loser.’)

(The Beatitudes)

Many have said, “It is a dog eat dog world.” That type of sentiment is never considered among Christian home educators.

Christian children that are educated at home are taught that the most important things in life are those things that money can’t buy, God, eternal life, family… How stressful is that?

Homeschooled kids typically score 15 – 30 percentile points above public school students on standardized academic achievement tests, according to the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI).

“This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good” 2 Timothy 3:1-3.

These traits start at a young age, depending on a child’s environment and education.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.

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