"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First Day Jitters

How funny it is to be feeling so 'new' at homeschooling, when in actual fact, I've just taken a 'break' from it for about a year and a half.

Up until Tyler was 5, I was naturally homeschooling, but something made me lose my nerve, possibly having a newborn and a 3 year old, and feeling completely overwhelmed by life!!

So, off to school Tyler dutifully went, no problems at all during the prep year, but wowzers, this year... totally different kettle of fish. He was not happy at all.

So long story short, Tyler now no longer partakes in state controlled education, and he's learning naturally, at home with his family.

And we love it.

I cannot believe the feeling of freedom I am feeling as a result of this decision, and how much happier Tyler is to be at home.

So, after 5 years of homeschool, then an 18 month break, I'm back on the horse so to speak, and it feels like the best thing we've ever done.


  1. Isn't it wonderful how liberating it feels to follow ones heart. Congratulations!!!

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