I believe she actually did, but it was loooooong time ago. When she first pulled the kids out of public school and started homeschooling they did Classical Conversations. Back then she only had 3 kids who were school/preschool aged and 2 of them (Hanni and Shiloh) are to this day her most academically inclined kids, so I’m sure it was a lot easier for her. Shiloh wouldn’t have been formal school age when she started, so really she only needed to teach Hanni and Kai. I strongly suspect that the initial decision to pull the kids out of school was Jason’s, and that Neysa probably put in a genuine effort with the traditional homeschooling early on. I don’t think she’s homeschooled the kids properly since, and I sincerely doubt that she ever will again.
Neysa was an awkward and naive teenager from an abusive background with no education when she got together with Jason, but she was relatively normal back then. She didn’t want a huge family. She wanted to send the kids to public school. She wanted to work. These days Neysa has definitely drunk the Kool-Aid but I think early on she was being controlled and their relationship was bad. If only she’d been able to leave him, but he made sure to marry someone who has no one to turn to (not even his own family) and no home base to go back to. I’m certain the reason they pulled the kids out of school is that because Hanni had become more independent and less of a daddy’s girl and Jason just couldn’t take it. Every time they talk about why they chose to homeschool, they ONLY mention Hanni, but she was in grade 3 when they started homeschooling and Kai is only a grade lower than her so he obviously went to public school for 2 years. If they were smart, they would tell people that KAI wasn’t thriving and needed a different approach, because THAT would be believable. But the reasons they give are all about their little GIRL and all about control and have Jason written all over them.
On the preschool thread recently Neysa wrote:
“Her personality was very out going and she did love preschool, but if I had a do over, I wouldn’t have sent her. By the time we started homeschooling in 3rd grade, she didn’t even have the best relationship with us, and I realised all those years we weren’t even raising her fully, she was learning and developing into a person I didn’t even know. Bad habits developed. She was being raised by peers and teachers, which I might add, were not always good.” Like I said: CONTROL.
It reminds me of a documentary I saw on a Jewish family where the husband had several wives and all their children living under the same roof. They’re presented as a very normal, very loving family despite their unusual beliefs and household. It’s partly from the perspective of his young (10 or 11 year old) daughter, and then they drop the bombshell that the wife she calls mommy is not her biological mother. The girl is obviously very confused about this is, and they explain to her on camera that one of the other wives is her real mother. When she was a young baby, she apparently took a dislike to her father. The husband’s explanation of this is truly nuts. You know how all babies go through a clingy phase where they just want mom? That’s clearly all this was, and this guy could not stand it. He plucked the child from its biological mother and gave her to another wife to raise (under the same roof), because she was clearly not the best mother for the child (it didn’t stop him impregnating her again and taking those children off her, too). Then he said weird things about how mothers annihilate their children’s love for their fathers and just generally implying that women are all sinful and evil. And it’s just this very bizarre, very disturbing insight into this man’s control over his family while the rest of the documentary shows an outwardly very normal picture. If you’d edited that part out, you’d think “gee, their beliefs might be different to mine but they’re certainly making it work for them. What happy, well-balanced, intelligent children” Honestly, I think of Jason this way. I think Hanni came home from school talking about friends he didn’t know, jokes he didn’t get, ideas he didn’t approve of, and he lost it. He tore her away from outside influences, and just like he forbade Neysa from working he forbade his children from going to school. Neysa probably tried to homeschool them as well as she could early on. I’ve seen videos of the kids when they were much younger, and it certainly seems like they were following the Classical Conversations curriculum very strictly. The kids were actually learning something back then. Now Neysa is as nutty as Jason. Those kids are never going to learn anything until Jason needs Neysa to work full time on the Young Living stuff and suddenly their opinion on public schooling changes.