This is episode 16 and this week I’m talking to Lexy from @caribbeanhomeeducator on Instragram. We talk about home educating older children alongside infant twins, how to event plan when home ed freedom can also mean flakiness, the importance of downtime and rest, and support for home ed parents of black and mixed race children.
Home Education Adventures in the UK.
This is episode number 15 and this week I’m talking to Kelly who is @thewoodsidestories on Instragram. We talk about the journey from school at home to something more unique to your family, and how as the home ed parent you need to give your self grace and time to find out what works, we chat about the importance of finding mentors for your home ed family in the wider community around you, and the value of exploring community spaces when everyone else is in school, and we talk about what life is like home educating in rural, and more isolated areas of the country.
This week I’m talking to Mell from @raisingadaisy on Instragram. We talk about home educating as a single parent, and get into our experiences with negative attitudes against home education and what to do about it. We also talk about how home ed children’s learning and socializing differs when compared to schooled children.
This week I’m talking to Lyndsay from @rainbows_and_wellies on Instagram. We talk about home educating an only child, and how home edding can provide a safe environment for an autistic child both to learn in a way that suits them, and get the degree of socialisation that feels comfortable to them (in comparison to the ‘coke bottle’ effect.) We also chat about finding your groove when you’re unexpectedly home educating, through community and time spent reflected on the things that are working.
This week I’m talking to Jacqui from JacquiWakelam.com.
We talk about home educating in partnership with our older children, the importance of deschooling as a home educating parent, and Jacqui tells me the best quote about being a new home edder – I promise it’s going to stick with you…
This week I’m talking to Ronni from MulticulturalMotherhood. We talk about finding a regular community in a city with a large number of home edding families a lots of activities to go to. We also talk about teaching other languages as part of your home ed routine, and, as a trained speech and language therapist, Ronni tells us about how parents can support their children’s early language development.
This week I am talking with Leah Boden from Modern Miss Mason. We talk about her work, encouraging home educating and homeschooling parents to adapt the ideas of Charlotte Mason for the modern era we live in today. We talk about how living in the UK means that we get to live amongst living history, and we discuss the importance of prioritizing home education, and balancing our other projects alongside it.
This week I am talking to Tanya Tucker from @HappyHandley. We talk about how spending all your time together can be really lovely, and how much more there is to know about your children, plus trying to keep a well used house working smoothly.
This week is a special mini episode all about going Not Back to School. I talk about making the most of the transitions of the seasons, and rec my favourite autumn books. I also talk about how to gently restart your home education rhythm at the start of a new academic year.
This week I’m talking to Kate.
We talk about videogames and how they can be a gateway to literacy. How it all counts, not just the stuff that looks the most like school, and how you can structure your yearly plan to protect your mental health. Unfortunately, when we recorded this interview in the spring I had a bad throat and so sound really gravely, so sorry about that.