If your parents find it hard to come to terms with homeschooling or home education, this guide can help…
A beautiful, 60-page guide that helps grandparents understand home education, and relate better to their families.
This guide breaks down the most common concerns grandparents have about an alternative education path. It offers the reassurance and comfort your parents, or your parents-in-law, need to join your homeschooling journey.
What’s in the guide? Here’s the table of contents
- Foreword by Dr Russell Butson: the world has changed since we went to school
- Introduction: Why choose homeschooling?
- Will my grandchildren be poorly socialised?
- Will my grandchildren still be learning, or will they fall behind?
- How will my grandchildren learn without a classroom?
- How long will my grandchildren be home schooled for?
- How will my grandchildren learn technical topics, like chemistry or physics?
- What if my grandchildren want to go to university?
- Will my grandchildren be prepared for The Real World?
- What can I do to support my family through all of this?
- Meet the author, Issy Butson
The story behind the guide
It’s easy to feel discouraged as a home educating parent, especially when you’re just getting started. You quickly find yourself swimming against a strong current of social norms. The responsibility can feel immense, the breaks few. For many, having their parents involved is an important part of finding the balance they need to make this lifestyle work. Often, though, our current generation of grandparents find it hard to come to terms with the idea of their precious grandchildren being homeschooled or unschooled.
If this sounds like your parents, or your parents-in-law, this short but powerful book might help. I’ve bundled it up just for them – the generation of people who lived their formative years in a very, very different time.
With a forward written by a grandparent to unschooled kids (who is also an ex-teacher and now senior lecturer and researcher in education), followed by six balanced, eloquent posts that break down the most common concerns grandparents have about an alternative education path, this little guide may just be the reassurance and comfort your parents need to join you on your home education journey.
Or, at the very least, give them a better understanding of the thought that’s gone into your decision.
Here’s what people say about the guide.
“I know many grandparents are entirely unfamiliar with this concept and therefore pretty concerned. So cool to think of them and put out this resource.”
You literally covered every single concern, every single comment I’ve had from other people about my child not being socialised, being weird or being deprived.”
Meet the Author
Stark Raving Dad, aka Issy, is an unschooling dad to four children. By day, he runs Sales for a global software company. By night, he writes. Since publishing his first post three years ago, his words on home education have been shared and read by millions of people across the globe.