Homeschooled children lack independenceNewsletter · Sep 21, 2021
A little while ago I shared a snippet from one of the school exemptions I submitted this year (a legal requirement when home educating in New Zealand). I’ve now got all three of those packaged into downloads for anyone who might find them useful, covering ages 6, 11 and 13.
They have a less-structured, unschooling vibe to them, and they give a fairly balanced take on our approach to education for our children.
If you ever need to submit anything formal where you live, these will be a handy starting point. And if you don’t have that requirement, they’re probably still a worthwhile read sometime. I always find it helpful to hear more about other people’s approach to living a life without school.
These documents come with one really important caveat, though. They’re for my children. And one of the most powerful aspects of home education is that you get to choose an approach that suits yours.
The whole premise of my podcast (the second episode of that is live) is ‘helping you and your children live the life you want to, not just the one you’re told you should’.
So, please don’t ever let me tell you how to do any of this. Take the bits that resonate with your family, and throw away anything that doesn’t.
Ok, let’s get into a reaaaally interesting question I was sent this week:
Thanks, always, for reading.