Entries by Briannon Lee

It’s OK to say NO to socialising

I’m reaching out to others like myself, who are starting to challenge our community’s absolute belief in the supreme goodness of formal socialisation for all children; the unquestioning belief that all children must attend kindergarten and school, playgroups and playdates. To the parents of children that are introverted, anxious or different in ways that make […]

When support comes at a price

Let me tell you about a family in Australia, two parents and three children, a 4.5yo boy and 2yo twins. After much soul searching, research, thought and discussion, the family decide to homeschool their eldest child. One of the parents stays at home and commits to trying out homeschooling for a period of time. They will […]

Being free. Why we choose to homeschool our Autistic son.

Trigger Warning: Content includes references to abuse of children in schools, restrictive practices, restraint and seclusion The image of a little boy in a cage in an Australian school has been seared in to my mind this week. This UN World Autism Awareness Day (Autism Acceptance Day in our family) an inexcusable abuse of the […]