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?
Being in the moment – we do it so naturally as children, but the more we grow up the more we struggle with it. In… Read More »Are we providing the framework our children need to live intentionally?
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?
“The real world” As a home educating family you hear this term a lot, usually as part of a phrase that’s questioning whether your children… Read More »How will you make sure your home educated child is prepared for the real world?
To answer that, let me present two models of social development. Model One: Children are gathered into small groups, their age and home address the… Read More »How will you make sure your home educated child is socialised?
Back when we started talking openly about wrapping up our young children’s time in the school system – a time, for one of them, that… Read More »Are home educating parents just too sensitive to their children’s discomfort?
“Aren’t homeschooled and unschooled children a bit…weird? Don’t you worry yours will grow up like that?” Firstly – yes, that is a question I have… Read More »Are you worried your home educated kids will turn out weird?
I’m often asked if I believe that parents are qualified to teach their children, particularly when they start getting a bit older. The answer to… Read More »Are homeschooling parents qualified to teach their children?