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As more experienced homeschoolers/ unschoolers moving in to our fourth year of educating at home, many times I hear the same rhetoric about homeschooling and sheltering. The basic premise is that teaching your child at home is something that we undertake because it shelters children from the real world - and that this is a bad thing. That withholding very young and impressionable children from the institutionalised school environment is unnatural, and will disadvantage them in that they will not experience the harsh realities of life, and therefore will not be able to cope with a harsh adult life once confronted with it. see more...
6 Reasons to homeschool with less television
Recent studies indicate that most people spend between 2 - 6 hours per day sitting in front of a television or computer. That is 14 - 46 hours per week, or between one to 3.5 full days just watching stuff! How many times have you been half -way through a Saturday morning, still sitting in your pyjama's on the couch and wondering where the last 4 hours went? and what the heck you had been watching all morning?! read more
How school is designed to produce winners and losers
Most parents live with the misconception that school is a place where children go to learn and become the best they can be. Somewhere where you can be assured that the educational system is set up so that your child is best placed to become an intelligent and high-functioning citizen in a new and fast-paced world. However, the reality is that our current schooling system is set up to produce two types of graduates - the winners and the losers...more
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