Children are very good at being in the moment. Adults, usually, are not. Not because we don’t want to be, but because we don’t really… Read More »Our children are running a race that doesn’t exist
We’ve become completely obsessed with pushing children along a path of learning. Subjects, tests, benchmarks, progress, grades, awards, expectations, pressure…these words have become synonymous with… Read More »Are we asking our children to learn too much?
As a home educating family we’re regularly asked to justify the educational choice we’ve made for our children. It comes in the form of pointed… Read More »Turning the oh-you-homeschool questions around
“Did your kids actually have a say in being homeschooled? If they decide they want to go to school at some stage, will you let… Read More »Did our children have a say in being homeschooled?
We’re often asked how long we’ll home educate our children for. It will be fairly straight forward, people seem to feel, while they’re little. But… Read More »Can you still homeschool your children when they’re older?
Real talk: as the parent of home educated kids I still find myself hoping they’ll outperform their school peers academically, despite believing the measures and… Read More »When you want your home educated kids to outperform their peers
This is her classroom. And the local farmers’ market. The library. The museum. Skate parks. Forest trails. The swimming pool. Her friend’s homes. Her own… Read More »What does an unschooler’s classroom look like?
I really struggled with that question in our early days. I spent hours checking the level my kids should be at across the core academic… Read More »How will you make sure your home educated child isn’t falling behind?
I’ll never forget the first time I was asked that question as a home educating dad. I fumbled my way through a rambling response that… Read More »How can you be sure you’re teaching your child to a high enough standard?