An Australian family has long transferred their little ones to self-education.
The couple, who have four little ones, say the school is putting “undue pressure” on them. They argue that little ones learn a lot more in nature than at a desk. Their sons themselves choose what they want to learn and draw the necessary knowledge from the environment.
Amy, 42, and Steve Sale, 44, from Australia, took their daughter Ebony from a comprehensive school when she was 13. Now the girl is already 18 years old, and her parents do not regret their decision at all. The father and mother allow their four little ones to study whatever they want. Two sons, Bodhi, 9, and Kai, 7, are also out of school.
The eldest son, Jesse, 23, went to mainstream school until graduation. Amy says she doesn’t like the school system. She is convinced that homeschooling is better for their little ones.
Parents do not set certain standards for them, so they develop much better. The mother says that the little ones learn a lot more in the natural environment than in the classroom.
The couple didn’t have the best memories of their own school years. They are happy to be able to save their children from the negativity associated with the pressure in a comprehensive school.
When the parents transferred their Ebony daughter to homeschooling, they tried to give her all the necessary knowledge at home, but it was very difficult. The couple began looking for alternatives.
Amy found forums online where parents were discussing nature education. She drew on the examples of other families who spoke about the benefits of self-education for their little ones. The couple decided to transfer the guys to natural learning.
At first, it was difficult for Amy and Steve to adapt to an atypical education system, but the little ones really liked the idea. Over time, things got better and education in nature was the best decision the family made.
The mother says Ebony, who has always been a shy and creative girl, blossomed after switching to self-education. She started immersing herself in what she loves – fine art and story writing. She did not have this opportunity at school.
Seeing that nature training had such a positive effect on Ebony, the parents decided not to send Bodhi and Kai to school. learning, they control their eating and sleeping.
Sons do not go to bed at a certain time, but always tell their parents before going to bed what they learned the night before and what they are grateful for today. When the little ones are hungry, they can choose what they want to eat and pick fruits, vegetables and berries.