Nature vs. Nurture: Part 6.


I have always enjoyed digging deep for answers in everything in my life. Finding the absolute, uncompromised bare truth of everything is what I live for. Finding the heart of the matter, ultimately. And, therefore, I needed to get a second opinion about the methods I was following, after having being judged and criticised so [...]

Nature vs. Nurture: Part 6.2021-08-27T09:23:45+02:00

Why is structure and routine so important? Nature vs. Nurture PART 5


Once we were well settled into our ‘new lives’ as parents, there was something spectacular that stood out. We realized that our daughter had the ability to learn at a rapid pace, when we honored her routine and provided her with sufficient structure and discipline. Basically if and when she felt calm, safe and secure [...]

Why is structure and routine so important? Nature vs. Nurture PART 52021-08-19T21:39:02+02:00

Preparing our Children’s Education.


When a new year arrives, everyone is ready to prepare and welcome the new year with fresh eyes, renewed energy and much excitement, slowly re-awakening into the intentions that we have set for our children and ourselves. In the same breath, there are so many new homeschooling parents who don’t know where to start, who [...]

Preparing our Children’s Education.2021-07-30T22:22:58+02:00

The Hidden Costs of homeschooling.


When I was asked to write this article at first, I felt a little overwhelmed; I also realised, however, that I have a good understanding of both the school system (private and public schools including special needs) and homescholing, as I have been involved in the education of my children since 2003. Therefore, here is my own [...]

The Hidden Costs of homeschooling.2021-07-29T21:19:54+02:00

Why I feel the traditional schooling system failed me: a homeschool mom tell us her story


"The moment you hear teachers and others say your child is different, you feel like someone has sucker-punched you. Everything goes into slow motion and you feel like your world is going to explode. How can this be? " Donna Cobern tell us her story of how - she says - the traditional schooling system [...]

Why I feel the traditional schooling system failed me: a homeschool mom tell us her story2021-07-29T21:15:56+02:00

Homeschooling was the right decision for us, but could I do it?


Homeschooling my kids........sjoe....a decision I knew was the right one, but could I do it?? Our homeschooling journey began about 5 years ago when my daughter was in a small private school doing Grade 2. I loved the idea of homeschooling and had all these wonderful visions of our learning and doing exciting things together. [...]

Homeschooling was the right decision for us, but could I do it?2021-07-29T21:11:47+02:00

Thoughts from an educational psychologist on education.


I used to think ‘I know what education is’. I mean, I studied educational psychology. 'The child in context’ is my apparent field of expertise. But then there was a recent day when I had to define education in my own words. And suddenly, all my years at university came together in muddled, yet disconnected [...]

Thoughts from an educational psychologist on education.2021-06-21T21:49:39+02:00

Homeschooling from a teachers perspective.


"I obtained my Teacher’s Diploma at the Teachers’ College,"says Martin, "and while I was doing my education degree in Education at university, my first job was to homeschool a Grade 5 boy." "I would travel to his home every day and give lessons in all subjects until 12h30," he continues. "But my introduction to homeschooling [...]

Homeschooling from a teachers perspective.2021-06-10T17:18:55+02:00

Nature vs. Nurture part 4.


Welcome to Part 4 in this Nature vs. Nurture series, a parenting journey with lessons learned, toes stubbed, and victories celebrated. And if you need to review, go back and read Part 3 on our website. Truth is, this new parenting journey wasn’t easy. It was extremely hard the first couple of years when we [...]

Nature vs. Nurture part 4.2021-05-27T15:24:52+02:00