Is there a grown up in the room?! Parenting through the transition to high school

As anyone who has felt the stamped foot of their petulant inner child can attest, being a grown-up is more a fluid state than a definitive destination. The more unresolved issues we keep inside from our childhood (and I’m not necessarily talking ‘big’ issues, things we deem insignificant can still push those buttons, raise those … Continue reading Is there a grown up in the room?! Parenting through the transition to high school

It’s school-life Jim, but not as we know it

I’d never questioned the status quo of the education system before, always seeing learning as synonymous with school.  I knew home-schooling existed, but it wasn’t something I’d ever considered for our family because we were ‘mainstream’ and home-schooling was ‘alternative.’  Plus there was no way I could possibly teach my kids.  Right?  Cue a national … Continue reading It’s school-life Jim, but not as we know it