I saw an interesting article today that appeared in a New Delhi newspaper, Hindustan Times, about celebrities who are choosing to home school their children. Among them are:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Jolie said, “Instead of tomfoolery in the classroom, I’d rather take them to a museum or teach them guitar.”
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith: “We’re in a technological age. We don’t want our kids to memorize. We want them to learn, ” Jada was quoted as saying.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: “We like the one-on-one education, and you really have to go with what the child is wanting,” Holmes said in an interview.
Celebrity couples John Travolta-Kelly Preston and Mayim Bialik-Michael Stone were also listed as home schooling their children.
While some of the stars choose to teach their kids themselves, others appoint private tutors, or have a family member do the teaching.
It sounds like these celebrities want more for their children than rote learning and a one-size-fits-all education. It sounds like they want to honor their children’s learning styles and focus on their strengths and interests. We are pleased to hear that they are going in this direction.
How about you? Would you like to free your children and your family from the traditional education system. You don’t have to be a celebrity to do it.
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If you are already home schooling you can use this information to customize your child’s program to meet his/her learning needs.
If you would like to home school but are afraid to try, give us a call – 805-648-1739 – or visit www.solimaracademy.com – we will coach you all the way!
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