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Home Education

Home Education

Welcome,Are you are considering, or new to home education? I offer some insight from our personal experience with intent to ease the intimidation, uncertainty or self-doubt you may be feeling. Particularly since Covid, there's a lot of confusion in regards to what home education actually looks like, compared to remote learning, and how it can work. I will shine a light on the important differences, and break down the stigmas as you make your way through the post. First the difference between home education and remote learning: Homeschooling is not receiving worksheets and content from a school. It is up to the...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

This year has been extremely difficult for many and it takes a toll on our mental health. It is okay to not be okay and if you feel you may need some assistance please do not hesitate to seek help. In times of uncertainty, anguish and despair, gratitude is medicine for the soul. It helps us shift our focus onto the good in our lives, alleviating hard mental weights that we may be carrying. It doesn't ignore problems or realities but shows us the other side of our reality. A side we sometimes lose sight of in difficult times. The good....

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Interest-led Musings

Interest-led Musings

"There is no greater education than one that is self-driven."- Neil deGrasse Tyson My children absolutely love science and it's no surprise - children are the ultimate scientists. Their natural curiosity for their surroundings is something to admire.A child's thirst for knowledge is not forced, it is simply woven into the fabric of who they are. Following the lead of a child's passion supports their love of learning, their confidence, their development, and mental health. We advocate for child-led learning and there's many reasons why. As adults, getting the chance to explore our passions is often felt like and seen...

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Honouring our Children's Emotions

Parenting

Honouring our Children's Emotions

Our children will meet adversity in their lives; it is inevitable. Conflict is necessary for growth and will serve as one of life’s greatest teachers.  It can be painful to support our children as they navigate life’s conflicts because we see in these reflections of our own discomfort or fear. We can begin telling ourselves the story that we have failed. Witnessing our children losing a game, being left out, being disappointed or having their heart broken can stir within us our own feelings of shame, embarrassment, guilt, sadness or anger. Rather than allowing these situations to naturally unfold, we...

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5 Ways to Make Home Organising Easy with Your Children

5 Ways to Make Home Organising Easy with Your Children

Maria Montessori during her work with children, described what she called a “Prepared Environment” which means a space specifically created keeping in mind the developmental needs of a child along with specific principles she developed. She mentions in her book ‘The Secret of Childhood’ that “The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult”. When children are allowed to grow in an environment (be it at home or at school) where materials are designed to encourage independent movements based on their individual abilities, they grow to...

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