Friday, 18 July 2014

Highly illegal

Evening.
I've been looking after my friends children today. They are home educated like 'poor son' was. Being out and about with them reminded me of the two main questions I was asked when people discovered we did home ed.
'Is it legal?'
The times I wanted to reply 'Sssshhhh no but don't tell anyone.'
As if I would tell perfect strangers about it if it was illegal. Still grin at that one.
The other
'How can you bear to have him at home all day? 'or 'I couldn't have them at home all day'
Sad eh?  Never said much to that one. Often as a home ed person I encountered people that seemed to think it was a slur on their choices of school. Not at all it just worked well for us. He's at school now and loving it. Home ed was an absolute blast and then equally it was lovely to stop being the teacher and be mum on the school run - did miss him though ha. I feel we've had the best of both worlds.

Hope everyone is coping in the heat. My morning dog walk was in a thunder storm and we were drenched. My evening one was a paddle in the brook and we were drenched. x

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  1. I also think 'how sad' when parents hate the holidays and comments such as "I'll be glad when they are back at school". I always looked forward to the holidays and spending quality time with my children. I should add I was blessed in that as a Nursery Manager I didn't have childcare issues, which I know is an issue for lots of families these days.

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    1. My mum always struggled with my childcare because she had to work full time. She embraced the home ed thing when she saw it working and really helped with any 'sitting' when I needed a break.

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  2. I love the school holidays and I get to spend precious time with L. I hate it when parents say "glad when school start back" and my absolute hate "Kids! Who'd have them" My reply to that one has always been "You did".
    Carolx

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    1. I agree, I love the school holidays so much

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  3. I don't know anything about home ed but having the best of both worlds must be the best option surely?

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    1. I think so and I think knowing that school was his choice has helped his motivation to be there and get the most from it.

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  4. I would have loved to Home Ed but needed to earn money, I worked from home and my son loved helping me stock take and do the books. Perhaps that helped him, he certainly knew how to keep an eye on his spending and saving.

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    1. I always felt it was a huge luxury being able to home ed. A really precious thing that I never took for granted. Stock taking and bookkeeping sound a wonderful way of teaching about the value of money. I think home ed takes place the whole time with parents, I just took it a step further I guess x

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    2. for luxury....read privilege....much better word that would not come into my brain earlier

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