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Old 02-05-12, 19:27
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Hi,

I have two young boys, one will be three in August and the other is 9 months. My husband and I have recently been thinking about home educating our children due to large class sizes, being forced to follow curriculum pro rata etc and I have no idea where to begin!

I would be so very grateful if there are any mums out there that can give advice on how best to start this? Any books for me to read would be great too please. How do you know what and how to teach? It's all a bit overwhelming but I honestly believe that it is the best thing for our boys.

Would also be great if there are any people local to me?

Thanks for taking the time to read
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Old 07-05-12, 14:08
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to the forums Lisa. I'm sorry your posts got a bit stuck in the moderation queue, but we have to pick our way through the spammers who have been prolific of late!
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Old 07-05-12, 14:46
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Welcome

My children haven't been in state education either. They've been too busy learning for me to get much/any chance to 'teach' lol. We've been following our children's lead, mostly answering their questions, providing resources they can use if they want, introducing bits of information to see if they're interested, showing them things that interest us, asking them regularly if there's anything they want to do, and some planning - family parties around a theme. We've always gone out to places that have interested us adults and have discovered what our children prefer over time.

Hope that helps - Sorry we're not in your area. J xxxx
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Old 08-05-12, 13:10
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Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to get back to me, it's good to just hear from like minded people!

I'm not sure where to begin but I'm sure I'll find my path!

Have a great day

Lisa
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Old 08-05-12, 20:53
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Just follow your child's interests, Lisa, and you'll learn from them. But if you want to find out how good schools are for children (not) then read anything by John Taylor Gatto (Dumbing Us Down is good!)

http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/books...umbdnblum1.htm

http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Gatto.html

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