So this is my first entry of my journey…
Homeschooling has been something that has interested me for a while now but I only seriously considered it in the last few weeks – and so I began my quest in researching if it was possible!
I have read lots online and I have even joined many UK homeschooling groups on social networking sites, which I have found to be extremely helpful. The people I have come across have been so well mannered and non judgmental, I get a real sense of community from them. I have learned that with great commitment, passion and dedication that homeschooling can provide a much better and happier education than state schooling.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of preconceptions about homeschooling. The social issue was one of them, but after joining many groups and doing my homework, I soon realised that home schooled children appear to have the same (if not, a better) quality social life to that of a state schooled child. However, nothing will give me a true understanding of the HE life like actually living it!
My daughter and I are currently giving it a trial run, so to speak. She is still only 3 years old so nothing is set in stone but I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to see how we both get on with it as she isn’t legally obliged to be educated until next September. I think even if I do decide to teach her from home, I will re-evaluate each year to see if HE is still the best form of education for her. As any mother, I just want the best for my children.
My heart really wants our journey to be possible and where there’s a will, there’s a way. I want my children to have a childhood enriched with consistent love, education, discipline and values. I also feel homeschooling would work harmoniously with the methods of attached parenting.
Well, I shall keep this blog updated regularly but for now I’m going to end this entry by thanking all the lovely ladies and gentlemen who have given me so much advice and have made me believe this journey is possible.