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Unschooling

Unschooling

I haven’t always been an unschooler.

It is something we have naturally flowed into. It feels much more relaxed and natural, and I truely whole heartedly feel this type of guided child led learning is so perfect for any child.

After all the judgments about Archie’s education, (as seen in ‘Feral Families’), I wanted to give some perspective. De registered  from School aged 7 Watching a 7 year old sink into depression is heart breaking. We persevered with school. You think that’s what you ‘should’ do. I was aware of home education, but I had...
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What are we balancing? Something that dominates my parent head, almost constantly, is finding that balance between not squashing and crushing a child’s confidence, creativity, imagination, curiosity, or damn right fun, but still installing some kind of social decorum. People tell me I’m ‘too relaxed’ or ‘too soft’ with my boys. Is that really such...
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Wow… what a crazy week that was!!!! Going public as a ‘Feral Family’ for Channel 4 When I agreed to do the documentary, I thought it would play on the TV and that would be it. HOW NAIVE!!!! (Well I do live on a isolated hill, no TV, never read papers.  I’m not accustomed to...
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Have you ever had one of those days, when nothing goes right??! It doesn’t matter how positive you are, annoying things just keep happening. Your patience and well being is pushed to the limit! Well… today it was like this for me. I suspect it’s due to what I like to call my ‘full moon...
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I have been getting into writing recently… …. and have been offered a publishing deal for some rhyming children’s picture books. But I feel I need more practice at general writing, because I just love it!! Creativity Like any art form, writing is a bit like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger and more...
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School VS Home Educating   School has been a condition of our society for many generations, most parents wouldn’t consider another option.  If they did, they might not think they were qualified enough to educate at home, it could be a struggle financially. Some families might think they couldn’t cope emotionally. As a Mum who sent...
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Free Time – Survival Tips A question that I keep being asked, and see it appear all over social media… ……”I’d love to Home – Educate, but worried I won’t have enough time to myself” This is such a realistic question, but completely bypassed my thoughts as I took my Son out of school!! Consumed with...
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