My path in Homeschooling has not always has been one of achievements, joy, confidence compliments, congratulations and encouragements. There was a time – in the very beginning of this path- full of doubts, stress, fatigue and deception.
Next, I will present my encounter with the instruction using flash cards, and one of the institutions that promote such kind of teaching. I will list some of the factors that influence mothers to get involved in this style of teaching, the propaganda technique used to promote those products, the physiologic abuse that the mothers suffer, the consequences to the children and finally the way to the reality.
The presentations that I elaborate in that first year of homeschooling are available in the link at the end of this page. Those presentations represent infinite hours of hard intellectual work, investment of resources, and illusion. I have decided to continue with their publication for two reasons: they are a witnesses that my history is true, and because an image or a collection of images are not, in any way, evil, what is harmful is the way of its use and the objectives behind its utilization.
In April 2007, - when I first discovered the deception behind these methods of flash cards and the whole languages in reading – I wrote a synthesis of such methods, at that time I still was filling disappointed and upset of the fraud from wish I was a victim.
After the publication of that short essay which I call “The Flash Card Approach or My Son’s Teddy bear can Read” I received – and continue receiving – emails asking me for more details. That is why; finally I have decided to write the whole history, with all its interiorities.
Momentary I will tell you that If I can summarize my opinion about the use of flash cards as a method of teaching, I will tell that looks to me as a cheaper fraud as the shampoo for baldness. You will understand what I am talking about when you read the whole history.