Real talk: as the parent of home educated kids I still find myself hoping they’ll outperform their school peers academically, despite believing the measures and benchmarks are irrelevant. Not all… MoreWhen you want your home educated kids to outperform their peers
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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 home. It will grow, organically,… MoreWhat 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 subjects, either sweating on them… MoreHow 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 fact, perhaps that’s the definition… MoreAre 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 didn’t really answer anything, and… MoreHow 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 will ever be able to… MoreHow 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 primary selection criteria. Outside of… MoreHow will you make sure your home educated child is socialised?