About this episode
In this episode, Brett and Ellen discuss:
- The importance of personalised attention in homeschooling, particularly for children who have had negative experiences in traditional schools. It highlights a period of adjustment when transitioning from a school setting to homeschooling, but ultimately, children tend to thrive with the individualised program.
- The flexibility homeschooling offers, allowing families to travel, work from home, and adjust schedules as needed. They also touch on the ability to customise the curriculum to suit a child’s interests, which can lead to a more engaged and motivated learner.
- The potential for homeschooling to strengthen family bonds, as parents and children spend more quality time together. This close-knit environment can lead to a supportive learning atmosphere and foster open communication.
- Understanding the emotional aspect of learning, emphasising the need for parents to be equipped to handle their children’s emotional needs. Homeschooling can provide a nurturing space for children to overcome negative experiences and build resilience.
- The opportunity homeschooling provides for children to explore their passions, whether it be in sports, arts, or other areas. The hosts share personal anecdotes and examples of how homeschooling allows for real-world learning and the development of practical skills.