At this time of the year, when so many children are starting or returning to school a small percentage are not. They are staying at home with their families and being home educated.
I asked readers to write a little something on why they chose home education, and how it works for them.
Sarah‘s children are back in school now, but she sent me a link to the posts she wrote about their home education journey – a fascinating read. It covers several years of their lives, so feel free to get yourself comfortable before you get comfortable.
Helen and Chris educate two beans, and Helen sent in a post explaining how they came to the family decision to home educate. I love peering into ppl’s pasts and minds, and Helen really opens up for us here.
And as for us, I wrote a whys and hows post back in May which is still fairly pertinent There are a couple of good comments on there too which are worth reading.
Merry comes through for carnival with a fab post on how to home educate, still, what would you expect from Mrs Muddlepuddle? and then goes on to write about why would you home educate, another thought provoking essential read. Without Muddlepuddle I wouldn’t have met many of the ppl I now call close friends, we wouldn’t have the blogring that sits at the top of this blog and my children wouldn’t have friends all over the country.
And Nic has done a round up of her previous blog posts which give insight into the why and how of her family’s home educating lifestyle, go and peruse.
Michelle gives us the history of why and how she came to home education and how it has evolved and worked for their family over the years they’ve been doing it. Fascinating to read another version of getting to a similar place but via a different route.
Maire joins in our round up by explaining how her daughter prompted their move to home education in response to her individual needs, and how it is working for them 3 years on.
Still they come, these marvellous posts. From Joyce, why do they home educate? Because they can. And Alison, my HE twin :lol:, HE, why and how. The why of how they got there, the how of here and now. From Grit, a photographic version. If it doesn’t make you aw, there’s something wrong
Another post to add, from Kirsty this time, her answers as to how the internet provided the information and support she needed to home educate from the very start of her children’s lives.
Mieke answers the question Why do you home educate? by turning it around, in the process giving us some handy answers to some of the standards myths that surround the home ed lifestyle choice.
Fabulous post from Kelly, inspired by a lovely day. It takes a village to raise a child, but I would rather it was a really funky HE group.
Caroline shares the home ed journey of a large family, including why they started, how they do it and the way it’s changed.
Sharan explains how they came to EHE child by child for their family of four, and how they go about it now.
Elizabeth explains the inspiration behind her home education, a quote that she found in her own childhood: Everything in life is an aspect of education, even if we don’t immediately grasp the lesson.
I’m hoping that I might get a few more posts trickle in over the next couple of days, so I’m going to sticky this to the front of the blog for the time being anyway. And Debs is planning a home education blog carnival to coincide with International Freedom in Education day, so get your thinking/ writing caps on for that one too