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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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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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Learning to Trust the Path

Faith Shortly before we began our home-ed journey, I went out and bought some folders, notebooks and art materials. I also purchased a spelling book and a Kumon division book. (I had intended to follow the approach laid out in … Continue reading

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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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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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