The Right Education

After having had another conversation about the many “issues” of homeschooling I decided to let my mind cool off browsing Facebook for a moment. I needed that little distraction because I felt fired up. Fired up for hearing the same uneducated remarks over and over again. Fired up because yet again it came from someone who doesn’t know my children well enough to even think about judging. Fired up because I truly believe in “what works for you works for you but doesn’t have to work for me too”.

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Who Will Go Further?

I grew up in a nice environment. My parents loved each other, we had a nice house, everything we wanted to have, always enough food on the table and a cozy bed to sleep in. We also lived in a safe country with good schools. Education was never something to worry about. It was just normal.

When something is normal you usually don’t appreciate it enough. It’s just there. We headed to school, spent the day there learning with new books and from supportive, motivated and good teachers. Well… most of the time. Some of them seemed to be over it. Looking back now, knowing what can go on in other parts of this world, it was a so called luxury problem. They were still all amazing and we for sure always walked away with more knowledge than we had before.

It’s not a given.

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Once A Homeschooler, Always A Homeschooler: No Bitter Feelings

For me, being a homeschooling parent having finished “normal” school it’s important and interesting to get feedback from people who’ve been “on the other side”. So when Jo made a comment on my blog about being homeschooled I immediately asked her if she would be willing to share her experience, her thoughts on my blog. I truly enjoyed reading Jo’s first guest post. A fantastic take on what teaching and learning is all about, if you’d ask me…

I’m very happy to welcome Jo, blogging at Jo Robin Blog, here as one of my guest bloggers and I can’t wait to read her series of guest posts. Please head over and check out her great blog where she shares her life as a college student and so much more…

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Homeschool Parents: Unqualified Teachers

For me being a homeschooling parent, having finished “normal” school, it’s important and interesting to get feedback from people who’ve been “on the other side”. So when Jo made a comment on my blog about being homeschooled I immediately asked her if she would be willing to share her experience, her thoughts on my blog. I truly enjoyed reading Jo’s first guest post. A fantastic take on what teaching and learning is all about, if you’d ask me…

I’m very happy to welcome Jo, blogging at Jo Robin Blog, here as one of my guest bloggers and I can’t wait to read her series of guest posts. Please head over and check out her great blog where she shares her life as a college student and so much more…

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#AtoZChallenge: H Like Happy…

I have to say I’m pretty happy that we chose to homeschool our kids. And here are the reasons:

  • We get to spend heaps of time with them
  • We see them grow and develop
  • We watch them learn
  • We laugh together
  • Yes, we argue too
  • We grow together
  • We are a happy family

Sounds like you, although you don’t homeschool? Well, yes, exactly!
We’re not that different 😉

Inspired by the A-Z Challenge

Lessons For Our Kids

Funny how sometimes you want to write about something and try to come up with the right words. And then suddenly something pops up and you simply go: Yes! This above is one of those things.

For such a long time now I wanted to write about kids and the lessons we teach them again. I think it’s such a crucial thing.

We often complain about how bad our world is becoming. How crazy people are. How shocking some of them behave. We complain and we also claim that there’s nothing we can do.

It’s not true!

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The World Is Your Class Room

As a homeschooling family we have the privilege to travel whenever it suits us. No issues re school holidays, no issues re getting the approval of the school to take kids out for however long it takes. While this point might not seem like a big obstacle for some of you, let me tell you that in some countries that can be a huge issue.

We’ve been on the road for more or less 5 weeks, including the time sitting on the plane which actually takes up about 3 to 4 days all in all.

While we are on the road the kids school books always travel along. The classroom might look different but the teacher is the same. It takes slightly more discipline to keep to the school routine when not at home. But in the end it’s about the kids and their education. So some things need to be done and we are lucky that our kids are smart enough to understand it too. Not that they wouldn’t try to get out of it… after all they are kids!

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