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5 things I love about Home Education

April 22, 2017

School education is not for everybody, for a variety of reasons. I belong to one of the biggest groups of HE's on the Island and we a planning all sorts of shenanigans for this summer! Here are 5 reasons why life is good.


1. Planning education that is relevant to your child.

Our younger son loves science, storytelling, drama and doing things in groups. Our older one really didn't like large group work, so we did things differently for him.




2. Whole family involvement.

Partners, grandparents, older kids, younger ones and friends, everyone has valuable input into a child's education. In particular, behaviour seems to be very different in home ed kids, in a positive way. Home ed teens talk to adults in a way that school teens often don't - and the teens often have much to teach the younger ones.




3. Making strong friendships that last, without the fear of bullying.

'Do your children socialise?' is a question that is often asked of home edders. The answer is -usually, their social life is better that ours! Home ed kids are incredibly social and get together to engage in all sorts of activities from formal lessons to baking to sports to nature walks to bike riding to beach picnics to poetry sessions to maths GCSEs...and yes, they do GCSE qualifications.




4. Enjoying the activities that your child does.

I learnt so much about Physics when my older son took the GCSE! And together, we have done so much fun stuff with our kids while they learn. Pi day (maths), home ed film (film making and editing), pottery, cardboard boat making (design), Christmas parties (dancing and cooking)...the list goes on.