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‘It’s sort of like going to school’

The first of a three-part series examining alternative forms of education offered in Peterborough.

Today, insight into the world of home schooling where parents are the teachers and their children learn to develop their social skills and prepare for adulthood in the same place they eat and sleep.

Piece by piece, Karen Workman and Gwen Galster begin shattering the image of home schooling families as overprotective parents with children who live in glass houses isolated from society.

These two full-time mothers aren’t strict or overbearing but, in fact, quite the opposite when teaching their kids who seem to be well adjusted both socially and emotionally, contrary to the prevalent stereotype.

‘We don’t shelter our kids; they know what’s going on out there,’ says Mrs. Galster of her two boys, Andrew, 15, and Michael, 12. Read more…

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