Stacey Solomon has recently revealed how she decided to take her 2 sons out of mainstream school and began homeschooling them as of last September.
The mother and TV personality states ‘It Wasn’t A Decision We Made Lightly.’
Mum to 10-year-old Zachary and 5-year-old Leighton was encouraged to discuss her decision after she was interrogated on social media as to why her children were not in school during term time.
In a column she wrote for The Sun newspaper, she said, “The truth is that they no longer go to school, Last September, the boys and I decided that we were going to try homeschooling. Before I get started, I would like to say that every child is different and therefore responds differently to methods of teaching. Also, this wasn’t a decision we made lightly.”
Admitting this was a decision she had pondered for years, Solomon was concerned about how their personalities had changed whilst they were in school.
She also thought there were so many parts of life that are imperative to a child’s learning that isn’t incorporated into school curriculums. So, she decided to take the leap.
Both children are taught the core subjects including Maths, English and Science once a week by a tutor who comes to their home once a week. They’re also learning astrophysics, biology, technology, and Mandarin.
The families homeschool timetable also involves walks outside and visiting family and friends as well as watching online videos and being creative at home.
The 28-year-old mother admits how homeschool is not as easy or as convenient as schools are. “My mum is incredible, she is able to be there whenever I need her and I am extremely lucky. I wouldn’t be able to do it without her.”
Fellow ‘Loose Women’ present, Nadia Sawalha who also homeschools her two daughters Maddie, 15 and Kiki-Bee, 10 says it was the “best decision” she had ever made and how her daughters are loving it.
The government states that any parent can teach their child at home, either full or part-time.