Why Not School

Why do we need school…or rather do we need school?

Why do we need school…or rather do we need school?

How many parents consider the question ‘why do we need school’ before enrolling their child at age 3? How many truly answer their child’s Monday morning grumbles of “do I really have to go to school?” Most parents would say that school is important for […]

Home educated | but not a square peg for a round hole.

Home educated | but not a square peg for a round hole.

I had a comment on a post this morning that I haven’t been able to get out of my head. This comment was in response to a post about school not meeting the needs of all kids and it went something along the lines of… […]

How to teach your kids to socialize…respectfully!

How to teach your kids to socialize…respectfully!

It’s difficult to write about parenting without coming across as overly judgemental. There are so many different opinions and most claim that research is on their side. I write this as a former Early Years Teacher and as a parent. I write it knowing how […]

What Should My Child Know? Targets, activities and why it doesn’t really matter that much!

What Should My Child Know? Targets, activities and why it doesn’t really matter that much!

I want to start by saying that this is difficult for me to write. Assessing children based on a set of criteria is one of the reasons I left my job in Education and why I thought about home schooling even before I had children. […]