What is home education?
Would you advise other parents to home educate?
Would you advise other children to choose home education?
What is the best thing about being home educated?
Which is best, autonomous education or following a curriculum?
Why do you prefer autonomous education?
"You get to choose what you learn about."
Won't children just spend all their time doing things without learning value if they get to choose for themselves?
"It depends on which child, because every child is different."
Do you think there are children who shouldn't be autonomously educated?
So, what is the problem with having a curriculum or plan to follow?
"You don't get to choose."
What is so great about choosing what you want to do?
"You get to do what you want to do."
Why is that important?
"It just is!"
Will you ever want to go to school?
Why is that?
"'Cos you don't get to do what you want to do."
What happens on the inside if you have to do things that you don't want to do?
"I turn ...EVIL!!!"
(Pause whilst mommy laughs)
No, really baby, what happens on the inside if you have to be obedient?
I give up...
Have you anything to add that would help other people decide if autonomous home education is for them and their children?
"People should do it even if their child is lazy because that just means their child is tired or unwell or something not very nice has happened to them."
Have you anything else to add?
|"Mommy, come see the plants we've planted!"|
What education would your child/ren choose given the choice?