Connected Parenting

10 Things you need to homeschool your pre-schooler

August 25, 2014

    I’ll give you a hint-it’s neither curriculum or worksheets. Many of us arrive at the decision to keep our kids out of school before our eldest is old enough to be enrolled. And, from the amount of posts and information around on how to “school” a very young child that are going around, […]

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Irrational dislike

August 11, 2014

  I know I’m pretty zen about mess and lots of people think that being school-free requires a load of patience, but I have a couple of things that I irrationally dislike. And they are things that pretty much make me a card-carrying member of the Fun Police. You know what I hate? BALLOONS.   […]

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So we hired a tutor…

August 8, 2014

  You know what one of my favorite parts of being school-free is? The fact that each of my children’s educations will be different. Just like them. There is no behind or ahead based on age and no right or wrong amount of information to immerse themselves in. BUT This does not mean that sometimes […]

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This week we were..

July 27, 2014

  So I started a Sunday thing, did it once and then went away and forgot all about it. Let’s try again shall we? But we’ve been away for a while so this “week” covers the last couple.   This week we were..   -At ballet a whole lot. Willow’s primary exam is at the […]

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Inbetween

July 22, 2014

  Remember when you have a baby (or before) and you know everything about the stages ahead of you? ME TOO.  I remember once sprouting some garbage out of my inexperienced mouth about how the term “tween” was simply created by corporations to make you buy more. I rabbited on about how the ages of […]

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Own it.

July 18, 2014

  In the last 12 months it happened. There wasn’t a magical day or goal that I met but slowly the feeling crept in. I am confident in my ability to raise these kids. And I like how we’re doing it. Do you know what the main factors in this were? It happened when I […]

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Let them be themselves

July 14, 2014

    I’ve talked before about there being lots of ways to be a kid and it’s still true. I also know that adults tend to give other adults more of a break when it comes to likes and dislikes. Often the same adults that would publicly shame a child for not getting on an amusement […]

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School-free

June 9, 2014

  A friend of mine doesn’t say homeschooling or home educating or unschooling or natural learning or any of the other terms I mostly hear bandied about the place. She says her family are school-free. And I get why. When you live your life without school it’s different. But maybe not like you think.   […]

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