What Is a “Relaxed Homeschool”

And How to Have One

Shae Jackson
Rocky Mountain Homeschool Hub

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WHAT EXACTLY IS A “RELAXED HOMESCHOOL”?

“Relaxed homeschooling” was first coined by Dr. Mary Hood. She says that “relaxed homeschooling” is the schooling that happens between unschooling and regular school at home.”

According to Dr. Mary Hood, “Relaxed homeschooling is a mindset that embraces these four tenets: you are a family, not a school; you are a dad and the head of a household, not a principal; you are a mom, not a teacher; and you have individual relationships with your children, not a classroom. Learning experiences are guided by parental goals and the goals, interests, and personalities of the children.”

YOU ARE A FAMILY, NOT A SCHOOL.

I have had so many conversations with people about this subject. They ask how we do it. How do we keep our school separate from our lives? And the real answer is that we don’t. Everything we do in one way or another helps our children to learn. We look for opportunities in all that we do.

On the other hand we are a family first and foremost. If school somehow were to get in the way of us being a family, we would ditch whatever was in the way. We are “the masters of our own fate, the captains of our own souls.” We do not have to do things like…

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Shae Jackson
Rocky Mountain Homeschool Hub

Wife, mom, artist, writer. Jack of all trades, but master to none. I know I could be someone if given the chance. I am here to learn and grow, will you join me?