Author Archives: Sarah

About Sarah

A mother, writer and free-spirited home-educator with a passion for challenging the norm.

Speak up for what you believe and teach your children to do the same

A few weeks ago I took my son, Kai, to the London Wetland Centre (a wildlife centre in West London) to make up for not going to France. We’ve wanted to go here for a long time and checked out … Continue reading

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I can’t home-educate because…

“You home-educate, really?” When people find out that I’m home-educating they are curious and quick to applaud my efforts, but often end with, “I couldn’t do that.” The two main issues people generally have with home-ed are money and having … Continue reading

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Refusing to tread the well-trodden path

Secondary school: should we or shouldn’t we? It’s that time of year when many children in year 6(aged 10-11) are preparing for SATS and have recently found out which secondary schools they have been offered places at. I applied for … Continue reading

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Coping without the structure of school

A quickie post… We’ve been out of school (this time round) for four weeks and it’s been great when everything’s going great, but not so great on down days. One of the biggest challenges for me has been adjusting to … Continue reading

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Motherhood: My life purpose

So much potential When I was young was often told that I was bright. I didn’t really see much in it at the time; I wasn’t exceptional in any way, as far as I could see, but I did talk … Continue reading

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All children deserve a specialised curriculum

Home-ed  children benefit from their own personalised curriculum One of the great advantages of home-ed is seeing how your children learn: what stimulates them and what doesn’t. Having them around you 24-7 enables you to adapt their learning methods to … Continue reading

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Dealing with different educational preferences within home-ed

How you home-educate your child is down to you Everyone has their own reasons for home-educating. Some people dislike the structure and authoritarian nature of the school system; some children have endured bullying; some people just want the pleasure of … Continue reading

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