We are a huge fan of nature watching here.  Whether it’s wildlife programs on the TV (the Spring Watch / Winter Watch /Autumn Watch episodes are a particularly favourite, along with David Attenborough shows, and anything hosted by Chris Packham),  or better still, capturing nature’s magic whilst out and about, I don’t think our enthusiasm will ever wane… Continue reading

But bullying toughens them up.

So often I get told that “children needed to go to school to toughen them up, so they learn that life isn’t all rosy.”

I’ve heard this said what seems like a million times since I’ve been home-educating.  It ranks pretty highly along with the lack of socialisation and the mums can’t teach everything concerns,  as what to expect in a conversation with somebody that doesn’t understand home-ed… Continue reading