You're thinking of breaking up with the school system? That's a huuuuge decision


Making the decision to educate at home can feel enormous and overwhelming. If you’re at this point, before taking the plunge, you’ll naturally have a lot of concerns. It’s hard to think of a bigger, more significant decision, because there’s literally nothing more important than your children’s future, right?

The Parent’s Guide to Choosing a Life Without School will give you clarity around choosing a different path through life with your children. You’ll come away understanding how the experience can work for your family, and how it can help your children to be become the truest version of themselves — not who the school system thinks they should be.

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What’s in the guide? Here’s the table of contents

  1. Introduction: Considering a different path
  2. A different take on childhood
  3. A different pace of life
  4. A different social experience
  5. A different sort of classroom
  6. A different set of standards
  7. A different tribe
  8. Closing thoughts

Why I wrote the guide

Hello! I’m excited you’re here, because it means you’re part of a growing movement of parents who are considering a different path through life with their children.

Maybe you’ve decided your active child won’t be a good fit for the regimented structure of a classroom.

Maybe you feel almost physical pain when you think about dropping your child off every morning.

Maybe you’re worried your child’s creativity will be squashed by a relentless focus on academics.

Maybe you were bullied yourself, and the thought of your sensitive child spending their lunch breaks in a school playground fills you with dread.

Whatever your reason for landing here is, this little guide will help you bring those feelings to the surface. It will help you put a finger squarely on why you feel the way you do. And it will help you put words to it all.

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