Home education and socialisation: Why it’s not a matter of one or the other

  We have been home educating for a number of years now and still the most frequently asked question is: ‘What about socialisation?’. I am sure we aren’t the only home educating family to be asked this.  In fact, I am prepared to wager everything I own that it’s the most frequently asked question for… Read More

Redefining education

      Yesterday I explained why the recent results of national tests had confirmed that our decision to home educate our children was the right one.  Today I want to explain why a good education isn’t just about achieving high grades in the top subjects, and how home educating is a feasible, realistic alternative… Read More

Home educating four years on. Were we right to do it?

      Earlier this week I linked to a series of posts I wrote on why we decided to home educate our children.  It has been four years since that series was written, and with that time has come four years of home educating. A few things have changed in the way we work… Read More

Why did we decide to home educate our children?

We have received more and more questions on home educating from people who are considering it for their own families and from those who are just curious to know more. I wrote a series of posts back in 2009 which gave our reasons for choosing to home educate (or homeschool, as some call it) our… Read More

Why we decided to homeschool: Part Three

Why we decided to homeschool: Part Three Over Christmas Mike and I started talking more and more about homeschooling. I was a little nervous about it. After all, I was expecting our eighth child and well, would we be able to do it with so many children? What about GCSE’s and exams? Where would I… Read More

Why we decided to homeschool: Part Two

If you haven’t done so already you can read the first part on our homeschooling decision here. It was originally a three parter, but I felt that each post was too long so have edited it into four parts. Part three of this series will be posted tomorrow. Why we decided to homeschool: Part Two… Read More