The 10 Myths of Home Education

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    Despite its continued growth home education is still surrounded by speculative myths and fables of its own. Mention the words ‘home education’ or ‘homeschool’ and you’re bound to get several common responses from the all-knowing-but-not-actually-knowing. Here are ten of the most common myths about home educating which you can find spoken with authority… Read More

Why Unschooling Doesn’t Mean Uneducated

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    I respond to the Daily Mail’s recent article on the mother who unschools her children over on Quib.ly. Please do go over and have a read: ‘Why Unschooling Doesn’t Mean Uneducated’   Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on faves Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share… Read More

Why we decided to change our home education curriculum

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    Since beginning home educating we have used the ACE curriculum by TEACH. The reason we began using it was because it was the only curriculum available here in the UK which was suitable for children from pre-school age up to and including secondary age. Knowing how my own time was limited, and how… Read More

Long-Term Travel with Kids? What About the Children’s Educations?

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      A few people have wondered what happens to the children’s educations during our two month trip around Italy and France. ‘I’m not allowed to take my child out of school for two months!  Why can you?’ Home education doesn’t mean that you need to be at home in order to educate, or… Read More

Thinking of home education? Your main questions answered

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    We have had so many queries from people wanting to find out more about home education that I thought it might be easier to put a reply on here. If any other home educators would like to add anything please do. As we know, there is no right or wrong way to home… Read More

Starting a (mini) revolution

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    It’s no secret that I am stubborn and opinionated.  I have a thought on everything.  Sometimes I air it.  Sometimes I don’t.  Most of the time Mike and I put the world to rights ourselves.  Sometimes I’ll offload here. When I watched the final edit of 16 Kids and Counting I was a… Read More