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?
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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 was extremely difficult – we… MoreAre 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 actually been asked (more than… MoreAre 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 that is probably no, to… MoreAre homeschooling parents qualified to teach their children?
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. Picture Sophie, a social media… MoreWhy 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 that doesn’t give them meaning.… MoreWe 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 days from next year through… MoreIf 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 best possible way of learning… MoreAre we depriving our children by opting them out of school?