teen homeschooling in Australia
When I had my very first homeschool/ unschool website a long time ago, a very experienced professional web designer created this brilliant web design for me.
It featured a mother, father, and 2 children, all in a school-like environment reading books. I couldn't go with it. I tried to explain to him that well-dressed (ironed clothes, Dad in a suit and Mum in a lovely pressed blouse) didn't speak to me, or our blog readers at the time (over 3000 most weeks, back then)... Yes there are books, and documentaries, and some days I have enough energy to get up and do my morning beach walk, brush my hair and put on a nice top (ok, so maybe not all of those things on the same day, but some days I get self-care in and look half presentable). But our children don't sit around in uniform-like clothing, at desks, reading and writing with a straight back and feet firmly on the floor (most days, unless they want to...). Home educating is so much more than that!
He said "but if you put pictures of beaches and things, nobody will know what that is about! That doesn't look like homeschool to me!".
Ah my friend, but it does...