Category Archives: First Steps

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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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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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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Enjoying the freedom of home-ed

Re-adjusting to life without school The first few weeks of home-ed can be truly blissful. Free from the constraints of the school system, your time is now your own. Instead of the classroom, you can take a trip to the … Continue reading

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Goodbye School

Why do things never go as planned? Kai and I finally agreed that Monday 27th February would be his last day school. The plan was that he would go in for the day just to say goodbye. After realising he … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Back at School, So What Should We Do?

Today was our first official ‘home-school day’ and Inspite of my plan to allow Kai to follow his own interests, I still found myself trying to ‘do school’ at home. I had maths sheets(printed the day before) prepared on the … Continue reading

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Deregistration and the Process of Deschooling

It’s the holidays and Kai’s focus is on Christmas. I have just deregistered him from school, but home education is out of the picture for the time being. Being mum,  dad, and everything else in between, it’s my job to think … Continue reading

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