Home education – how it has changed my little girl

July 2014 after 3 months in her new school.

“I hate myself. I am a monster. I am useless at everything. I might as well just kill myself”

December 2014 after 3 months of home education.

“I am epic!. I am awesome!”

Same girl, different attitude and I love how she poses at the Imperial War Museum this week. So full of smiles and life.

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I may not be the best home educator in the world but we are getting something right.

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  1. thebeesleybuzz December 6, 2014 / 11:54 pm

    This makes me really smile to read this! Home ed is just brilliant and is just so right for some kids even if it ends up only being for a while like for us – it was just what my boys needed at the time. I went from having a stressed, angry, anxious little boy who transformed into a calm, happy kid when we started home-ed. I just met up for a christmas meal with the home-ed mums today and in so many ways I really miss it, but at the moment I know that school is working out for the boys and that is where they are happy right now. So good to hear this about your daughter xxx
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  2. Sarah Christie December 7, 2014 / 9:40 am

    ah this is amazing Kate, I love what it has done for her self esteem and shows that School is not always right for a child. Sometimes other children can be cruel, teachers can be dismissive. I shouldn’t say that as a teacher but in my time I have seem some uninterested teachers in High Schools. I am lucky both my Sons schools are family environments where the child is the priority. But I am also sadly aware that this isn’t the case for all families. I am so glad she has found happy education, it is a wonderful thing when it is right x

  3. Jeannette @autismmumma December 7, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    Lovely to see such a happy girl and a massive change for the better in her self-esteem.
    Well done on doing what’s right for her and so well too x

  4. Ellen December 7, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    The picture says it all Kate! Well done to you all x
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  5. mama syder December 10, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Oh Kate this made me cry happy tears! This is what happened to my Daughter after we started homeschooling. Wonderfully pleased for you all xxx
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  6. Sarah MumofThree World December 11, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    That’s amazing! What a fantastic achievement for you both, you must feel so proud that she is feeling like this 🙂

  7. Candace April 9, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I do t just think it has done wonders for your Daughters confidence either. You have both found your wings
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  8. Jane - Our Little Escapades January 17, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I’m so glad home education was the right step for you and your daughter. I admire anyone that takes this step. I really wouldn’t know where to start. It’s so lovely to hear when a child loves to learn.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

    • Kate Davis-Holmes January 19, 2017 / 1:05 am

      Thanks for your comment. I felt that way too and still do on my more wobbly days.

  9. Karen January 18, 2017 / 10:41 am

    You have to do what is right for your child and in your case you are definitely doing something right! A brave step but it’s worked for you all, it’s great 🙂

    • Kate Davis-Holmes January 19, 2017 / 1:04 am

      A scary step but one I hope will pay dividends. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

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