NOT the Perfect Homeschooling Family

Recently, I have been going through my ‘Inbox’ and looking at all the home education blogs I am signed up to. I have been bringing my awareness to the feelings inside my body when I read them. If I catch myself sighing heavily and the energy leaving my body then I hit the “Unfollow” button. […]

How to Make Governments Afraid of Your Children

In many countries, Home Education is illegal. That’s how frightened governments are of Free Thinkers, because if you do not go to school: They can not control what materials you have access to. They can not control what you learn or how you think.   They can not mould you into the perfect, conformist citizen […]

Hey! Teachers! Leave Them Kids Alone

  “The function of the child is to live his own life, not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educator who thinks he knows what is best. All this interference and guidance on the part of adults only produces a generation of […]

Exam Pressure; Free Thinkers Not Allowed

  ” We are not all the same, we are NOT robots!” These are the words of a fithteen year old woman, who shared with me her experience of school. She continued by saying, “We are forced at the age of thirteen to start thinking about which exams we will take. We are forced to […]

A Free Range Education

  When people find out we are a home educating family their reaction is often one of surprise. When, I then tell them we do not use a curriculum, we do not have a learning schedule or a yearly plan, their look often turns from one of surprise into something between confusion, disbelief and fear. […]

Pushing Children to Succeed

Why do we push children so hard in the name of “Success”? What is being “Successful” anyway? It was not until recently, that I realised I am a rather pushy parent. I home educate our two children and therefore, I believe it is my responsibly to make sure they both “Succeed” in life. I see […]