How do you spot learning difficulties when you are unschooling?

May 6, 2016

Disclaimer-I’m not an educational psychologist, a teacher, a behavioural optometrist, a tutor, or any kind of specialist in learning disabilities. This post is purely what I, as a parent noticed, which prompted me to seek a professional opinion. This post is in no way diagnostic.Β          It can be a tricky one. […]

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Leaving the path

April 27, 2016

    I can’t say I’ve ever really stuck to the path, but I guess I’ve kind of wandered on a track? While I am a massive fan of parenting without absolutes, there has been a certain amount of comfort gained from at least being able to have some sort of recognisable philosophy to attach […]

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Missing out

March 25, 2015

  Every so often I fall for it. That we are not doing enough. That the cult of busy is where we should be. There are a billion possible activities that the kiddos could be doing, and we have the time, so why not make our lives super busy for the sake of looking like […]

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Parenting without absolutes

March 6, 2015

  From comments I get and articles I read there seems to be a misconception that if you take away the firm rules and punishments of traditional type parenting then all descends into chaos. That if you don’t put your foot down about everything then your kids will be disrespectful assholes who are never guided […]

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February 16, 2015

  Last week Harper had her first full ballet class. I say first full class because she tried it a couple of years ago but slipped over on the floor before class started and was so outraged that it happened she declared that dancing was stupid and she no longer wanted anything to do with […]

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My first year of busy

February 4, 2015

  I know I bang on about how much extra time we have as homeschoolers, and it’s true. But this year, for our family, it’s also our first year of lots of commitments.   My kids (particular;y my big 2) love organized activities. LOVE THEM. Tannah would have me take her to 2 things a […]

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February 2, 2015

  This week would have been it. I would have had all three kids at full time school, if that was the path we had chosen. I would have had all of this “freedom” everyone talks about. Like uniforms and homework and early starts and bedtimes and keeping up with the class and falling behind […]

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5 things all new homeschoolers need to know

December 2, 2014

    So you’re done with school, or maybe you have decided to not even go there in the first place. But it’s a bit scary, right? I mean HOW WILL YOU SOCIALIZE THE KIDS and what of tertiary education and will you even get 5 minutes to yourself? Here are a few things you […]

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