While we are all navigating life through this pandemic another epidemic continues to emerge – children are becoming more nearsighted. In the United States the percentage of myopic individuals increased as measured in 1972 and in 2010 from 25% of the population to 46%! And, before COVID-19, scientists were predicting that more than 40 million people in the US will be nearsighted by the year 2030.
Many, if not most, new homeschooling parents look immediately for a curriculum. Although they are confused by the vast array of choices and have scant knowledge to bring to bear in making the selection, they feel that they must have a curriculum immediately. Sadly, this is probably the worst mistake they could make.