Home education images

The phrase “home education images” makes me smile wryly. It appears with the growth of the number of home-educated children, there are many opinions about the potential damage home-educating families may be doing to their children. If you accept as I do that most parents do their best you will realise that if anything it is the home-educating mums and dads themselves who will worry most about the welfare of their children. I know I question myself, our decision to home educate and so much else on an almost daily basis.

Home education images

Home Education Images

Home education images that I see on home education blogs and networks shows a lot of magical memory making. I am in awe of what many home-educating parents do with their children and the creativity they show. I worry that I spend too much time coming from a very schooled background missing out a little on even knowing on how to inject that magical touch. However some days we make it!

The Reality Of Homeschooling

Home education day

Our home education day yesterday included practising French in France with French  people. It also involved trying out local food and drink. It also involved us collecting apples in readiness to make crab apple jelly. This was a lot of fun as you can see from my son’s face. We were outdoors away from our various screens. There was lots of laughter, lots of risk-taking as my son climbed trees higher and higher and plenty of healthy fresh air.

A different home education image

If you visited us today, you will have seen that we managed a long walk with the dogs. We got a little more structured today and studied some abstract art. Again there was lots of giggles as my son is not a fan at all preferring  to see more concrete representations of things when it comes to paintings. We moved on as part of our World War One studies to listen to a former Doctor Who reading Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”. We discussed the extent to which war should or should not be glorified. It was interesting to find out the origin of the term “Dulce et Decorum Est”. One thing I love about home education is that we can follow up questions for as long as it takes without the bell going for another class. French lessons will follow later along with preparation of a chlli con carne dinner and looking at different forms of crab apple jelly.

Home Education Images

What am I really saying?

I think what I am trying to say is that home education images vary and that’s OK. People have a right to question the merit of home education and to find out more. Others have a right to question the education system and the pressures it is putting on children. If we are all positive learners, we can all learn from each other. For me, if my children are mentally well keen to learn and getting outdoors regularly, we are probably  just about on the right track. Today that right track showed us lovely things and made us smile.

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  • Rebecca Beesley (The Beesley Buzz)

    As you know I’m a massive fan of home education…it astounded me when people said “I feel sorry for home educated children” as my boys (and me) had THE best 3 years of our lives when we were home educating. With all the wonderful things we did I used to feel sorry for the kids stuck at school whilst we had the most amazing opportunities and experiences. I will never ever regret those years – best thing we ever did! X

  • The Frozen Mind

    I homeschooled my youngest daughter because she was struggling in Public school and even with a list of requirements that she qualified for, the school was honestly failing her. They were passing her at each level, not because she was achieving the goals but to get rid of her because of the extra assistance she needed.

    It was the best move for her! She blossomed because education could happen anywhere and it could be structured around her best times.

    Yes, it may “look” different but as long as they are learning that is all that matters!

    Great Post #TriumphantTales

  • mackenzieglanville

    I always have a little envy of parents who homeschool, I think it is so wonderful and yet I chose not too quite simply because of my lack of trust in my own ability to educate them, I have always had a low self esteem and felt like I am not smart enough, which I know if a life script I need to change as I do have university degree so I know intellectually I am not unintelligent, yet emotionally I still believe I am. I think what you are doing is wonderful!!!! #ABlogginggoodtime

  • Jayne SMABL

    You know how I feel about home-ed Kate. It was the best decision we have ever made! I also love how you can continue with a session without having to be interrupted by a class bell. There are so many reasons why we love home schooling, the one to one teaching, the diversity, confidence building, support networks and not a stuffy classroom in sight!

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. x

  • Mrs Mummy Harris

    I have no issue with children being educated at home – sometimes there are reasons which means that is the best way for them to be educated, plus their lessons become so much more interesting than being stuck in a classroom! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

  • Catherine @ Story Snug

    I know several families that homeschool their children for various reasons. Formal schooling doesn’t suit every child and it looks like your children are having really great learning experiences with you. Learning should be fun and I think that there is so much pressure on schools and teachers now that sometimes fun gets lost within all the stress.


  • madelinelittlejohns

    I think a big part of the beauty of home educating is that it’s adaptable and different for each family. I don’t do it myself but can definitely see the appeal of it. x #LivingArrows

  • Donna

    My hat is off to anyone who home educates. I know I couldn’t do it but in some ways I envy the flexibility it gives, the education style and the time with the children. I think everyone’s home educating experience will be different – just like every school education experience will be different and it’s always bound to have it’s ups and downs – good days and bad x

  • Jeanna

    I don’t know what I’d do if I had a child in public school at a time when they have school shooting drills. Although I remember Duck and Cover, the climate today is unnerving. What if you can’t afford a private school, it wouldn’t be very wise to discount home schooling and I’d guess many home schooled kids are in fact getting a better education than at many public schools.

  • Rachel - Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles

    I can totally see the benefits of home educating your children! I’m a primary school teacher and I am always concerned about how much we HAVE to fit into the day and the effect it can have on the children that can’t cope with such a fast pace! That Wilfred Owen poem was one of my favourites when we studied war poetry at school. #TwinklyTuesday

  • Kate (@Newmummykate)

    Hats off to anyone that home schools, it looks like a lot of fun and I love the idea of structuring it exactly as you want. That said, I know without a shadow of a doubt that its not something I could do, I just wouldn’t have the patience! Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday x

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