The 10 Myths of Home Education

    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

    I respond to the Daily Mail’s recent article on the mother who unschools her children over on 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

Thinking of home education? Your main questions answered

    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

Home education: The main information in one place

      When we knew 16 Kids and Counting wanted to follow the home educating aspect of our life I felt quite apprehensive.  Well, I felt apprehensive in general, but felt so with regards to home ed as I wanted to do it the justice it deserved and I didn’t feel ’15 Kids…’ did… Read More

Remove educational boundaries, encourage creativity and watch children soar

    Eight-year-old Eddie is super-creative. I mean he is super-creative. He loves crafting, painting, making, sewing, drawing… he’s just a creator of the nth degree. He loves to read, loves science, loves to find out how things work and why, but his natural leaning is towards anything creative. I swear, there is nothing this… Read More

Home educating older children when you have younger children too

      People sometimes ask whether it is possible to home educate older children when you also have younger children to take care of.  Whilst it isn’t necessarily easy some days, it certainly can be done. It isn’t always easy for people who are not familiar with home education to get out of the… Read More