There’s a global spotlight on homeschooling right now. Parents across the world are waking up to a life where schools, for a time, effectively do… Read More »Why we’re not homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gosh, what a week. Not just for some of us, but for all of us. Whatever happens from here, however this thing plays out, the… Read More »Homeschooling during the coronavirus pandemic
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This is Florence – she’s almost five, almost school age. If she started alongside other children her age she’d be in a classroom environment most… Read More »If you didn’t have to spend 2,340 days in a classroom as a child, what would you do instead?
I was asked recently whether I feel we’re depriving our children by choosing to opt them out of school. Whether we believe we’ve removed the… Read More »Are we depriving our children by opting them out of school?
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