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Hello everyone! Home education is not so popular actually and people are still very sceptical about this idea. If it goes to me, I have never considered to teach my daughter on my own. I don’t know if I could manage. What do you think about that? Maybe you are in such situation? Tell me how it looks and if you regret it or no.

I think your point “I have never considered to teach my daughter on my own” explains why some people are sceptical. That is an immediate misconception when someone who’s not familiar with HE considers it. In actual fact, you are unlikely to “teach” as such. (There will be some who do this but the majority do not). As a home educator you facilitate your child’s learning. I don’t stand up at my kitchen table teaching phonics or historical facts etc. With my younger child we read widely (he’s now reading independently because of this), we find books, TV programmes and places of interest to visit based on whatever he’s interested in at the time. We cook and craft things, we do group sport and have regular playtime with friends, he asks me how things work and why and if we can we test it out and create experiments or if that’s not possible we find you tube videos where “specialists” have done it for us to watch. With my teenagers, they work through exam text books and whenever they are stuck we look up information together and talk it through until they understand. I have learned a huge amount along the way. They still do all the things my youngest does, but with added formal work to gain their grades.
It’s about working together with your child to allow them to be who they are and to enable them to reach their full potential. It’s not really about “teaching” at all. xxx

Skye-Blu - 27 June 2018 07:50 AM

I think your point “I have never considered to teach my daughter on my own” explains why some people are sceptical. That is an immediate misconception when someone who’s not familiar with HE considers it. In actual fact, you are unlikely to “teach” as such. (There will be some who do this but the majority do not). As a home educator you facilitate your child’s learning. I don’t stand up at my kitchen table teaching phonics or historical facts etc. With my younger child we read widely (he’s now reading independently because of this), we find books, TV programmes and places of interest to visit based on whatever he’s interested in at the time. We cook and craft things, we do group sport and have regular playtime with friends, he asks me how things work and why and if we can we test it out and create experiments or if that’s not possible we find you tube videos where “specialists” have done it for us to watch. With my teenagers, they work through exam text books and whenever they are stuck we look up information together and talk it through until they understand. I have learned a huge amount along the way. They still do all the things my youngest does, but with added formal work to gain their grades.
It’s about working together with your child to allow them to be who they are and to enable them to reach their full potential. It’s not really about “teaching” at all. xxx

Spot on xx

Home Eding Mama of 2 gorgeous boys! Trying to live magically on this wild and crazy earth.

It is also interesting to listen about home education, I thought about it, but I’m not sure that I can.

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