This Spring, many of us enjoyed working from home in our pajama bottoms and having leisurely lunch with our kids, then turning them out on the streets with their bikes and skateboards while we got some work done. But many of us are facing indecision for Fall education. For various reasons, many of us do not want to send our children back to the classroom but need more options at home, especially if we don’t want to teach. Don’t worry, parents and caregivers, you have options!
First (and most importantly) don’t worry, there’s an opportunity here for some of the best learning your child will experience. Second, remember it’s more important to pay attention to the kinds of experiences your children are having - and to create opportunities for different kinds of thinking - than to try to replicate school curriculum.
When considering home schooling a child who has reached school-age or when the decision is made for children to leave a school they attended last year, parents who are home schooling their children for the first time have a lot of questions, worries and fears. These concerns are very common and as a home educator for many years, I would like to address them.
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