Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!
We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Are You Inadvertantly Making it Harder for Your Children to Learn?
© Beverley Paine, 1997
A 'switch-off' is something that will confuse and interrupt the connections between brain neurons. They cause confusion about how to continue with tasks, inability to make decisions, hyperactivity, poor concentration, lack of motivation, lack of energy, drowsiness, boredom, panic or fear.
Some common factors that can make it harder for children (or anyone) to learn are:
Don't panic! It's easy to 'switch-on' learning again!
By using some simple, common sense strategies we can switch the brain back on to quickly restore full neuron activity, revitalise the connections between the left and right hemispheres and enable the brain to work effectively again. Try doing some of these things:
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Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active support of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
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