Dealing with Opposition

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Dealing with Opposition

This is never easy. As soon as you pull your children out of school, it seems as though your parents, your friends, your neighbours, even the local check-out operator suddenly have an opinion on how children should be educated and most of them won’t match with your concept of home education. Take a deep breath. There will be opposition; it is just a question of how you deal with it. Some people are just interfering busy-bodies and to some extent you need to shrug off their opposition. For people close to you, (eg your parents), keep in mind that their concerns arise from their love for you and the children. Try to talk to them about their particular concerns. Using the information and articles on this website you may be able to reassure their fears. In particular, see the article Grandparents: You too can enjoy home education and the Socialisation section.

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