IS IT OKAY TO TAKE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL TO GO TRAVEL?
I feel violated
There’s a madness happening around the world – tightening rules restricting parents from taking their kids out of school to travel. In England, they even fine parents.
Is school a form of education far too precious to miss for travel?
I don’t know the research, but I reckon if you did it, you’d find more problems in society based upon a breakdown in the family unit and not enough time spent with children because of the frantic rush of family life.
Trust me, as a former teacher with 15 years experience teaching in four different countries, there’s a lot of parenting and policing happening in the classroom compared to teaching!
Schools aren't all frustrating
There are good things about school, and there’s no need to pull your child out. But, school is hardly such an ideal form of education that your children will suffer if you take them out to travel, be it a week, a month, or like us 18-months.
It’s your freedom of choice
We can choose what we do with our family and when. No one has the right to fine us because we make decisions to strengthen family bond and connection.
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