Over the last few weeks various things have given me reasons to consider our reasons for and our approach to home education. These musings have come down to
The reason we home educate is because we believe it is best for the boys both in terms of their short-term happiness, preparing them for their future adult life and enabling them to reach their potential (both academically and more important personally).
How we home educate – however best suits the family at that particular moment, we vary between autonomous and structured, between child-led and adult steered. A bit of classical, a bit of Charlotte Mason and from time to time even a bit of unschooling all creep in.
Like most home eders our approach doesn’t fit any label and I’m perfectly happy with that.