Posted on March 25th, 2011 No comments
Looking back it seems such a long time ago since I home-educated my own children, and yet it is only 6 years, but such a lot has happened in that time. My eldest is now married and nursing at a psychiatric hospital in Australia, my middle child is also married and works in a bike shop as a mechanic, and the youngest is at university studying automotive design. All quite different paths and such varied routes to get there, all the more amazing since the oldest and the youngest were diagnosed with dyslexia or a dyslexic type condition whilst at university.
So do I regret home-educating my children? Would they have got better help at school? I don’t think so, I think the one to one tuition from me and others who helped me on the way have been invaluable. As a mum I knew my children well and I could help them move forward, encouraging them in their strengths and challenging them, or supporting them in their weaknesses. One of the most valuable lessons I think they all learnt through the home-education experience was how to think outside the box. Has it been easy? No! But it has been worthwhile, of that I am confident.