You can take the boy out of the school, but can you take the school out of the parent? There's a constant balancing act here, to discharge our legal duty under Section 7 of the 1996 Education Act 7. The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient … [Read more...] about Pointless education and missing caches.
Where did you say you were going?
My children are very similar, and very different. I'm often accused of cloning, which I find amusing now that they are growing up - Big's hair has darkened and her blue eyes are now brown. Small is still blond and blue eyed, but they are so very obviously brother and sister. Stick their half … [Read more...] about A tale of two children.
I have been waiting since January for my children to deschool, stop watching endless CBBC or playing on mind numbing websites, for them to show and develop some interests and learn to get along instead of screeching and bickering all day. I've run out of patience :( Maybe I don't respond in … [Read more...] about autonomy vs peace and quiet…
I've driven past the signs to Sutton Hoo lots of times on our way to Framlingham Castle, but somehow I hadn't registered that it's really very close to us, linking it in my mind with Framlingham, which is about a half hour away. Anyway, with this weekend being Heritage Open Days weekend, and … [Read more...] about Sutton Hoo.
and where did the summer go? Blink and you miss it. Although I'm hopeful that we'll stay warm and dry for a little longer, I'm quite disturbed at how the evenings are drawing in already. Monday was a mainly quiet day as is usually required after visitors for rest and recuperation, however restful … [Read more...] about last day of August