I’ve been thinking about the way our children are measured throughout the years, and how it would look if we did something similar for adults.… Read More »Why don’t we measure job performance as generally as we measure our children?
So many adults (some young, some much older) hit a point in life where they step back and realise they’ve been investing time in something… Read More »We have the purpose of our childhood and teenage years all wrong
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?
Two children, brothers, just a couple of years apart. The boy on the left is a reader. A writer. An artist. Take the mathematical proficiency… Read More »This is why standardised testing is hurting our children
We’re taught very early on in life that ‘fitting in’ is a key strategy for making our way in the world. No one explicitly tells… Read More »Unschooling dissolves the need for children to ‘fit in’
In a few short months our little one will officially be school age. If we were enrolling her in a classroom her day-to-day life would… Read More »This is how a five year old’s life changes when they start school