We have made a choice to live on one income in order to home educate our son. It could have been that we set things up more equally, with us both spending some time working and some time with our child. And maybe that would have been better in some respects. But my partner has a career he loves and has worked hard at, and after taking maternity leave, I didn't feel ready to … [Read more...] about How to thrive as a one income family
In a previous post, I explained my wanderlust dilemma. I love to travel, but my circumstances mean I cannot do this as much as I would like. I am a home educator and as such I am 'economically unviable'. My partner has a job he loves at our local hospital and his income pays for our way of life. I am thoroughly attracted to the idea of worldschooling and I believe it … [Read more...] about Worldschool from home: Why and how?
Children are not our moral and intellectual inferiors. They deserve respect, just as much as adults do. And yet, so often they are verbally abused, denigrated, cursed at, chivvied, harassed and intimidated, usually by the very people who should be their greatest source of strength, encouragement and enlightenment – their parents, their carers and their teachers. Children are … [Read more...] about Natural parenting and why it is essential for the planet
We have made a conscious choice to be a one child family. There are many reasons for this, but before I had my son, I decided that having one child seemed a responsible thing to do for our planet. I would not judge others for having more. It's a very personal choice. Of course, I realised my views might change once I became a parent. I might feel an unbearable urge for … [Read more...] about Why we are a one child family
What is home education? There are numerous different terms to refer to what happens when children gain an education outside of school: home schooling, unschooling, world schooling, home education (home edding), learning through life, deschooling. Families tend to gravitate to one phrase or another to describe what they are doing. Currently, the UK law states that children … [Read more...] about Home education: Can children learn without school?