Will My Child Thrive In Alternative Education?

Will My Child Thrive In Alternative Education?

In this episode of The Empathic Parent, I'm chatting with Nina Palmo of Raising Wildflower Kids to talk about her decision to pursue alternative education for her two young children.

We cover:

  • Her journey in considering educational options for her two daughters.

  • The opportunity cost of traditional schooling and considering what is important to your family.

  • What education could look like as her daughters get closer to the college years.

  • Nina's observations, as a university professor, of the different approach to learning homeschoolers take over their mainstream schooling peers.

As parents we’re not looking at what is going to make our kids turn out fine, we want more than that. Where is she going to thrive the most?
— Nina Palmo

Nina Palmo of Raising Wildflower Kids is a Nordic-born, Midwestern-raised, Texas denizen. After more than a dozen years in the Austin area, she’s developed a serious love of breakfast tacos, but still can’t say “y’all” without feeling like an impostor. She has a Ph.D. in sociology and feels lucky to work in her dream job teaching at a local university. On the home front, she has her other dream job being a mama to two daughters, ages 7 and 5. She spends a lot of time thinking and talking about attachment parenting, alternative education, and intentional living.

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