Monday, 6 July 2015

Home education when both parents share the roles (blog hop)

This week's post has been written in a home education 'blog-hop' led by Sarah at Delivering Grace - she is creating a series by parents who home educate in a range of family circumstances (for example, whilst caring for an elderly relative, with a special needs child, with a particularly large family and with a pastor's family). My post was on home educating when the roles are shared between parents and is found here.

You'll like Delivering Grace. It is clear, regularly updated and focusses very much on the specifics of home education within that particular family. They hold a strongly biblical worldview which I share, and therefore am often particularly interested in the posts with spiritual content. There are often links to other blogs and resources and I have found it a great source of encouragement.

One of the biggest challenges I find in home education is that it can feel isolating. We don't have a natural 'peer group', and even amongst home education groups you may be involved with, families are often so diverse that it is not always easy to draw direct encouragement in the areas where you need it most. This is where I really find blogs come into their own. I can read short, inspiring posts at random times of day or night when I get a free moment, and although this does not replace real life relationships, it allows a different type and level of relationship which can deal with the specific ins and outs of home education, of different styles and curricula, of different challenges which emerge with children at different ages, of some of the more personal struggles that a home educating family might come across.

I wonder whether you have any favourite blogs or websites to share?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your kind words. I've really enjoyed reading your perspective on home educating where both parents take a major role in the education. The height of "t" made me laugh.