Sometimes a decision about home education can be straightforward - it may be that you and your partner have had conversations about it since your child was very young, and that you both knew that this was the path you'd end up taking. It might be that your child had a really difficult time at . . .
What is deschooling? If you are considering home education or have recently started home educating, you may have found that there is a fair amount of jargon surrounding home education. 'LA', 'EHCP', 'SAO' and 'Unschooling' are all terms that you may hear a lot, to name just a few. 'Deschooling' . . .
As someone who has spent over a decade enthusing about home education and unschooling, it is rare that I talk about the more difficult bits of these practises. Mostly this is because I love doing it so much that it doesn't feel hard most of the time, and partly it's because raising children has hard . . .
Nearly Impossible Trivia Question List If you think you're a a trivia whizz, this quiz of 100 nearly impossible trivia questions may stump you! You can use this list in several ways: either read the questions out loud as a quiz, or gather teams to answer and gain points for the funniest or most . . .
I frequently receive emails and messages from families with children still registered in school, but considering home education because their child is reacting in a strongly negative way to school. Other messages are from parents who have recently deregistered and are very concerned about their . . .
Hi friends! I've been thinking more than ever recently about society's expectations of children and I wanted to share with you a very average home educating (specifically unschooling) day in our lives, and then my thoughts on the huge and often missed value of "faffing around" or "mooching". So, . . .
STEM toys for children are excellent resources for having fun, supplementing a school curriculum and designing your own home education set-up. Playing with STEM toys encourages your child to learn skills that are essential to their future such as design, critical analysis, logical reasoning and . . .
How To Find 'Homeschool Groups Near Me' Whether you have recently started home educating, or you have been homeschooling your child for a long time, it is essential that you are able to find groups of other home educators (without endlessly Googling 'homeschool groups near me'!) Home education . . .
How Does Unschooling Work? A Day In The Life Of Unschoolers Welcome! People often ask us questions about our home education philosophy; about what unschooling is and how unschooling works. I thought I'd illustrate how unschooling works for our family by writing about a typical day as an unschooling . . .
Full time travel with kids: Day to day life Hey friends! I thought I'd write a little post about what our day-to-day nomadic lifestyle looks like as unschoolers. At the moment we are in Sri Lanka, after having spent a couple of months in Bali and a month in Thailand, working with people in a refugee . . .