Monthly Archives: February 2016

Another One Bites the Dust

Another activity gets ditched Just when I thought that we were beginning to develop a routine, Kai says that he no longer wishes to attend Jodo classes. We’ve only recently started attending but I really enjoyed chatting with the other mums, … Continue reading

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Single Parents: Thinking about Home-Education but Wondering How You’ll Cope?

The inspiration for this post came from a conversation I had with my little sister. She was really keen to know how things were getting on with home-ed, and admired the fact that I had taken on such a huge … Continue reading

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Autonomous Learning Continues

Back to normality In the aftermath of our autonomous living experiment I felt that a more structured approach was necessary to Kai’s learning, but when Monday arrived I realised that it wouldn’t work. And so I resumed the ‘play it … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Autonomous Living(2)

Autonomous living yes or no? Our experiment in autonomous living was extremely difficult, no less because I am a single parent. Kai sat on Youtube for a number of hours during the course of the week, watching his favourite shows. … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Autonomous Living(1)

Day 1 This is the first day of our autonomous living experiment: basically, my son gets to do what he wants for the week. My motivation for doing the experiment is to allow my son the freedom to choose what … Continue reading

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