Category Archives: Bahrain

We’ll be living in Dubai by the end of October…

We’re moving to Dubai. We expect to be there by the end of October. Any homeschoolers living in the U.A.E. please do get in touch on this blog, or by email, and let’s get together! I am really going to … Continue reading

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How To Balance Furthering Your Own Education, Which Will Help You Be A Better Homeschooler, During The Time You Are ‘Meant’ To Be Homeschooling? Month 7 of Learning at Home

Taking an unschooling approach to learning is a bit stressful for me because I wake up each day thinking, “What shall we do today that looks more like learning than ‘just’ play?” Remember, you unschoolers who are about to jump … Continue reading

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Even if your kid likes school should they go? If most schools are like junk food and rock music, why would I let my daughter go but not my son? Month 4 of Learning at Home

Today, I looked for books to download on to my Kindle, hoping I’ll have more time to read whilst on holiday than at home. I used the great Amazon feature that allows you to have a ‘sneak peak’ –  for … Continue reading

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He doesn’t have to write to become a great writer! Really! Month 4 of Learning at Home

I attended a homeschoolers in Bahrain get together today. It was really well organized and I very much enjoyed chatting to the other Mums. It was very relaxed. The kids had a great time running riot all over the house … Continue reading

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How much do you steer young unschooled kids towards your own interests if they aren’t yet clear about theirs? Month 4 of Learning at Home

I’m enjoying reading an unschooling blog in New Zealand. Jane recently posted a question in it: How do you know whether unschooling works? I love that she’s very sure of her approach; it gives me a lot of comfort! Jane … Continue reading

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Finding my tribe in the homeschooling community – Does it matter anyway? Month 4 of Learning at Home

I’m really looking forward to getting together with a group of homeschoolers tomorrow. It will be the third time I’ll be getting together with them, the second time with our children. There aren’t many homeschoolers here in Bahrain so it’s … Continue reading

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“I LOVE learning, Mummy! And I especially like learning when we’re homeschooling!” – Month 4 of Learning at Home

This morning Edward said, “I LOVE learning, Mummy! And I especially like learning when we’re homeschooling!” My heart soared! Yeah! Yeah! I think Thursday was just a bump in the road. I guess we were just really in need of … Continue reading

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A much better day today and I didn’t feed my insecurities by trying to do ‘school at home’ – Month 3 of Learning at Home

Was this post written in answer to my last post or was it heaven-sent? This is a definite part of my mission, “…you will find at the end of this magnificent journey…..an adult who is able to THINK, who questions, … Continue reading

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Month 3 of Learning at Home – How Can I Make Unschooling Work in this Environment?

FOREWORD: If you’re new to homeschoolingmiddleeast, welcome! I highly recommend that you start reading from ‘Day 1’. The fastest way to access this is to look for ‘Archives’ on the right hand side of the home page, click on ‘February … Continue reading

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Month 3 of Learning at Home – Who’s the Saviour of Education, great teachers or great homeschoolers? Both!

FOREWORD: If you’re new to homeschoolingmiddleeast, welcome! I highly recommend that you start reading from ‘Day 1’. The fastest way to access this is to look for ‘Archives’ on the right hand side of the home page, click on ‘February … Continue reading

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