10th April 2008

Reaching the point of inner contentment with regard to our children’s education has been a long road. Forgive me if I don’t make sense here, I do understand what I am trying to say even if no one else does.

It seems to me the last few months has been an extremely steep learning curve for our family. We became home educators in early 2007 – quite by accident need I add and here we are over a year on and just feeling great about it all.

What can be more liberating than just taking control of what your children learn, see & do? Who wants to be sending children into the schools we live so they can have a 1 in 3 chance of being bullied, worse still being the bullies. With 4 children that’s a big risk, a big risk that something bad will happen to one of my 4 most precious things in my life. Would you let your kids go somewhere if they had a 1 in 3 chance of being damaged? Who wants to send them to school where they have a 2 out of 5 chance of leaving school not being able to read or write sufficiently well to get some basic qualifications? I think we will take our chances at home – thank you very much.

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