Category Archives: Parenting

A great post from Lana…

Originally posted on Lana Meredith:
I am tired. No. Tired is inadequate; exhausted is overused. Perhaps spent is more appropriate. Those who know us know our lives are rather… erhm, full. Some seasons, full is oppressive; others, it’s beautiful –…

Posted in Homeschooling, Parenting | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Leadership: ALL homeschoolers are Leaders and will likely teach their kids to be leaders too. Month 5 of Learning at Home

I’m reading two homeschooling books at the moment. One is certainly a seminal work, the other might be too, if it stands the test of time. The seminal work, presently beside my bed, is John Holt’s ‘Teach Your Own’ which … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Philosophy, Unschooling | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Learning is taking off in this household! Month 4 of Learning at Home

It’s been a good few days. Edward’s interests are rocketing off here and there. Yesterday he even said that he wanted to ‘learn all day, Mummy’ (typically, I had to help my husband with some stuff so I couldn’t actually … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Bahrain, Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Bahrain, Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Show Your Kids Your Own Interests But Accept Whatever Happens As A Result! Month 4 of Learning at Home

I read three posts this evening, following on from my post yesterday about steering my young, somewhat unschooled, children towards my interests. I wanted to share them both with you. One is again from Jane. You HAVE to read the … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Bahrain, Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Does hanging out with ‘other’ homeschooling tribes, and enjoying it, make me a coward, a terrible role model for my children or worse, morally bankrupt? Month 4 of Learning at Home

I’m getting some great comments on this post, please click on the post’s title and scroll to the bottom of the page to read them! And then please do add your own! I’ll try and reply on Saturday (it’s midnight … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Chattin’ with Laura Grace Weldon of “Free Range Learning” fame

I just had a nice little ‘chat’ with Laura Grace Weldon of “Free Range Learning” fame. How cool is that! It made me feel a lot less isolated, to talk to someone on the other side of the world who’s … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

How to deal with potentially explosive mixed age group situations? Month 4 of Learning at Home

Edward, aged 7, has been offered the chance by his (hopefully) new Arts mentor to join a group of 12-14 year olds at a ‘How to Make Movies’ workshop. It’s a great opportunity that I’m really grateful for. He’s extremely … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Homeschooling, Parenting, Unschooling | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments