Monthly Archives: March 2012

Week 6 – Day 38 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Eclectic beats unschooling, so far!

We’re in week 6 of our home educating adventure and it feels too easy; too easy for Edward and definitely too easy for me! I’m worried I should be ‘working harder’ with him. Of course, what this means is that … Continue reading

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Going off to smell my kids’ hair now…

Welcome to my first readers from India! It’s great to have you visit and I really hope that you enjoy and benefit from what you get to read here! In my last post https://homeschoolingmiddleeast.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/week-6-day-36-of-homeschooling-in-the-middle-east-books-and-building/, I talked about feeling a bit lacking … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Day 36 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Books and Building

So, it’s true. As I thought. It just had to be the right book. Edward borrowed C.S. Lewis’ ‘Prince Caspian’ from a friend and when I woke up the next day (Edward is almost invariably the first to rise in … Continue reading

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Day 34 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – The Best Education in the World is in the ‘Real World’

OK, so I was going to try out reading and thinking more, and then writing less often, but with added thought. I am in the process of doing this but in the meantime, I have to report how important lessons … Continue reading

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A warm welcome to my first readers from Egypt! I’m afraid I don’t know who you are, but I hope you can stay awhile!

Don’t feel shy! Please always feel free to post comments on any of the days you read, however old they are. If you are reading posts on the homepage, you will can see at the bottom of the post, in … Continue reading

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Day 31 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Should we be doing weekends and holidays? Have we earned them?!

Welcome to readers from Saudi Arabia! Please stay awhile and let us know how you’re feelin’! I’ve decided that I feel like I’m doing too much talking without having the time to do enough listening. I don’t feel like I … Continue reading

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Day 30 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Round-up of the first month of homeschooling!

It’s been a really interesting, and nerve-racking, first month of homeschooling! It still feels like it’s absolutely the best decision for our family but the pressure to ‘do a good job’ is enormous. However, when I resist this, as I … Continue reading

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Day 29 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Why are we living in the Middle East? Is it really possible to unschool in the Middle East? Is it fair on the kids to even try?

For those of you who are reading my blog for the first time ever and are starting with today’s post as your first, I apologize, because today’s post isn’t all about homeschooling.  For new readers, could I just advise that … Continue reading

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Day 28 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Will We Let Petra Go to School If She Wants to?

Another question I have to field a lot is, ‘Will you let Petra go to school if she wants to?’ Petra is my second child and she’s currently 3.9 years old. The most important point is, how would she know … Continue reading

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Destroying the Box, Rather Than Just Thinking Outside It

A few minutes ago, I posted about ‘thinking outside the box’ and then I read a favourite blog of mine and what do I read about? Destroying the box altogether! It’s about what University/College degrees are for, so it’s also … Continue reading

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