Lehla’s Blog

Lehla’s thoughts, ideas, points of view

Step Back and Give Them Freedom

Step Back and Give Them Freedom

    ‘Please put your shoes on’ were the words that came out of my mouth, we were about to walk to the beach. My son in his pyjama trousers, bare footed, free spirited. There are days when I just want him to put his shoes on, it is simple. But the shoe less days […]

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What is Self Directed Learning?

What is Self Directed Learning?

Right now one daughter is the computer, on the Khan Academy, my other daughter is cooking, my son is on a new scooter that was kindly donated to him by another very generous worldschooler. The kids choose their activities, we flit in and out trying to assist where we can but mostly we step out […]

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When sending your kids to school is just not working out anymore

When sending your kids to school is just not working out anymore

  Perhaps it is time to jump? Whilst sending our children to school I had a nagging feeling that I wasn’t telling the truth, to them or to myself. Do I have to go to school? Fake me; Yes Real Me; (No) Do I have to wear this uniform? FM; Yes RM; (No) Why Do […]

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You don’t need to go to school to be a self made millionaire

You don’t need to go to school to be a self made millionaire

    This morning my husband shows me the Instagram account of a self made Italian millionairess who has made her fortune via Instagram. She just takes pictures of herself, in various outfits, looking sometimes like a model and sometimes quite normal. She has done this for years and now gets paid by fashion houses […]

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A Parent’s Guide on how to make your children love reading. (Don’t)

A Parent’s Guide on how to make your children love reading. (Don’t)

    The first thing I would say is don’t make children love reading, you can’t. Support their natural inspiration and drive to learn to read because they are curious and they want to. Some ideas on how to inspire children to read Read them stories, if they want you to. Let them as far […]

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Mums, put your oxygen masks on first before you help your child

Mums, put your oxygen masks on first before you help your child

  The flight attendant says that on the plane, I think ‘that can’t be right? Can it?’ then I think well if I am not breathing then, er…then yes it is completely right.   This has followed me around as an image for parenting. Especially in the early years when I was so exhausted and […]

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Day 6; Do Exercise you love!

Day 6; Do Exercise you love!

    Do exercise that you love… I am not good at running, I often think, why I am running? Nothing is chasing me, is it? The truth is when I go running I don’t massively enjoy it, I know people that do but it has never clicked with me. I think if I was hunter […]

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Picture No 5. EAT WELL

Picture No 5. EAT WELL

I was meant to post yesterday, as I committed to doing this for a week but I didn’t as it was my birthday! So anyway here is this  little post about self care, a day late but hey, here is day five! Eat well and drink lots of water. In my moments of feeling isolated […]

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How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 4

How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 4

Enjoy What You Have. Sometimes, having one or both parents at home means that your finances can run extremely low, I am particularly feeling this today! Resources can totally deplete and this can be stressful. Make use of what you have, this sounds simple but it is true I think that the less I have […]

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How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 3

How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 3

Get Connected. If you are totally overwhelmed with homeschooling or unschooling, connect up with others. I hear this a lot from Mums who are isolated and who are not in connection with other people. I think community is so very important, even if you are physically a long way from any one else. Use the […]

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