Despite appearances to the contrary, given that we home educate, I'm not actually anti school per se. I'm just not sure I can see the point of it. And I think that there are an awful lot of ppl with similar sneaky suspicions out there, who are using school and just wondering if... So let's break … [Read more...] about School, huh, yeah, what is it good for?
Recently I came across an article by Erica Jong that is getting a less than positive reaction. The article is entitled Mother Madness and the tagline reads Spend every moment with your child? Make your own baby food and use cloth diapers? Erica Jong wonders how motherhood became such a prison … [Read more...] about There are no bars here.
A couple of weeks ago our home ed group went to the park. It was a glorious day - even though we hadn't reached the advertised dates, the water features had been turned on and as my kids had brought sunsuits and towels 'just in case' they were very happy. soa had a good time too - close encounter … [Read more...] about Good for you.
School v education. Homeschool v home education. Different images aren't they? To me anyway, although mainstream media and politicians in this country for some reason do not seem to see this. Setting aside the implied discourtesy in using a term not in use by the ppl concerned, is this because … [Read more...] about What's in a word?
In the past I've read some really inspiring posts on various ppl's blogs on the why and how of how they came to home education and how it works for them as a family now. I'd love to read some more of those posts, either updates from ppl who've written them before, or a first think about it from … [Read more...] about Home education – why and how? Call for posts