Monthly Archives: February 2012

Day 7 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Ours is more than a home education story; it’s a ‘What Kind Of Human Being Do You Want Your Kids To Be?’ story.

When I ‘admit’ that I home educate (or used to ‘admit’, I’m so happy with our decision that I’m finding it easier not to have to ‘admit’ to home educating, in a tremulous tone, waiting for the venom to spew)  … Continue reading

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Day 6 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Home Educating Daily Challenges and Exhilarations

It’s our first week of home educating and it’s exhilarating and challenging in equal measure. The hardest part is giving individual attention to each child. And I only have two children and no tiny babies! My 7 year old is … Continue reading

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Day 5 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – ‘SOCIALIZATION’ – Something I am very happy to not have ‘done’ to my kids!

When people talk about ‘socialization’ in terms of the many criticisms levelled at home educators, I have to admit I squirm at the term and want to ask them if they want their kids ‘socialized’ too because it’s a term … Continue reading

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Day 4 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – What makes us think we’re qualified to educate our kids at home?

This question doesn’t come up nearly as much as the ‘socialization’ one, which I will address in due course, but it’s another question asked by voices full of opprobrium. Well, what is our educational background? I attended some of the … Continue reading

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Day 3 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Ziglar: Education by Apprenticeship

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I recently read a really motivating and inspiring book called ‘Better Than Good – Creating a Life You Can’t Wait to Live’ by Zig Ziglar. He says, ‘Many people today don’t realize this, but … Continue reading

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ZIGLAR – Following my purpose and passion for the good of my kids

Day 2 of our Home Education Adventure I’ve just finished reading a book called ‘Better than Good’ by Zig Ziglar. It’s a bit preachy and religious for me but otherwise has some great and heartfelt advice. I bought this book … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Homeschooling in the Middle East. More thoughts for today. ZIGLAR – Following my purpose and passion for the good of my kids

I’ve just finished reading a book called ‘Better than Good’ by Zig Ziglar. It’s a bit preachy and religious for me but otherwise has some great and heartfelt advice. I bought this book because I’ve been seeking my life’s purpose … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – How did I choose to home educate?

I felt sick when our now 7 year old son, Edward, started school four years ago. I didn’t want him to go but two things changed that resolve; I caved into pressure from friends that he needed ‘socializing’, because he … Continue reading

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Day 1 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Today is the first day of the rest of our lives…or that’s how it feels anyway!

Day 1 of our Home Education Adventure We did it! Yesterday, Edward, aged 7, finished his last day of school before he started half term…except that last night, I finally decided, with much encouragement and support from my husband, that … Continue reading

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