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It seems my cousin and his wife are taking the big step of home schooling his three kids. It’s caused a bit of a kerfuffle (great word, that, ‘kerfuffle’) in the family, with widely varying opinions on whether it is a good decision. His father (my uncle on my mothers side) and his sister (also with three kids) are very definitely not in favour.
My personal opinion is you can get away with it up to about age 10, after that you would very likely be unable to cover all the specialist knowledge kids learn in a modern school. You’d also have to be careful not to deny them any of the opportunities that kids in an ordinary school have, and then there is the whole “learn to interact in a group” argument. He is an IT Specialist and his wife looks after the home and the kids during the day...
Do you have any knowledge or opinions about this? Any good books to recommend?
I did come across this which they were interested in.