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  1. I think it takes a very special person to homeschool their children (I did for a while and found it tough) and I totally agree that Grandies should look to the positives when their child or children decide to take on this onerous responsibility. Grandies have so much to offer over and above showing off the latest school photo or attending Grandparent’s days at school. Overall how wonderful it is for a child to have the love, support and attention of parents and grandparents in a schooling situtation. Right with you on this one 🙂 and I have no doubt that you are doing a fine and wonderful job.

  2. I am a Grandma of three, a 2 yr old, a 21month old and a 20 month old. I would love for my Grand children to be homeschooled and I would love it even more if Imwere able to help! I am currently full time Grandma to Master 20 months while his Mum works full time, Miss 21 month old and her Mum live with us, so I am very much a hands on Grandma. I himeschooled Miss 2’s Dad for 12 months while he was in praimary school and only put him back inscholl because the “Dr” thought it would be best for socialising, I still think it was the worst thing I ever did!
    To anyone who homeschools their children I say BRAVO!! I homeschooled my ADHD/ODD son and in that 12 months he learnt so much, we planned his day to suit him and his three year old brother who by the time he went to kindergarden, could spell his own name, cut with scissors and count! I loved every minute of homeschooling, my youngest son is now 13 and for 2 months we will be travelling across Australia on a camping trip and I will be homeschooling him, I know he will thrive because he will be interested, engaged and enjoying what we do, I am excited for that time with my son!
    Grandparents, embrace this time with your Grand babies, sing with them, dance with them, draw with them, enjoy them, let them know you, it will be wonderful!!

  3. I am a grandparent who homeschoold my children and who’s grandchild will be going to preschool most likely. It is difficult to support an adult child’s decision when they choose the opposite of what you chose for them but supportive is what you want to be who knows what the end result will be? However the end result will be so much better if you support rather than oppose their decision. I will be there to either drop him off or pick him up and I know how to support his education and spark a love of learning outside of school. When you are a teacher for so long you can’t help but support lifelong learning. Always support your kids they are learning too.

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my post. I appreciate it so much.

      I often wonder what I will do when my children do not make the same decisions I did regarding their upbringing, for their children. I hope that I will have the wisdom to understand that they are doing what they honestly believe is best for themselves and their children. And I pray that I will also have the wisdom to stay quiet and just ask, “How can I help you achieve your goals?”

      Thank you once again for your comment. Have a great day:)

  4. Smashing post! I think for my own mum, she felt that me choosing to home educate somehow reflected on her own parenting. I reminded her that she had often told me that she would have sent to me to private school, had she had the means, so she herself would have opted out of ‘the system’.

    • Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to this:) Much appreciated. Enjoy your journey. The longer I am on this motherhood journey, the more I love my mum, because this is not an easy job, is it?

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