Home-based learning, also called homeschooling, is a well-established and still growing alternative to traditional classroom schools, but what does it look like from an attachment-based developmental approach?  What is the ultimate goal for those who choose to teach their children at home? How do we deal with the ins and outs and ups and downs of not only raising our children, but of also teaching them? Often our focus becomes looking at outcomes rather than understanding the conditions that lead to optimal functioning. However, it is through creating the conditions that we make room for true learning to unfold. This course will look at the roles of attachment and emotion in learning and maturation, as well as the importance of rest and play in helping a child thrive and grow.

Suitability & Applicability

This course is suitable for all parents and caregivers who are currently involved in or considering home-based learning. It is also suitable for those involved in education who wish insight into how home-based learning works.

Time & Place

This course is being offered in a live, online environment by Tamara Strijack and Jennifer Gehman.

The course is five sessions long (with an optional sixth session), running from 10:00-11:30am PST:

May 2 - Orientation

May 9 - The Goals of Home Education: True growth and maturity

May 16 - Creating conditions: Rest and Relationship

May 23 - Creating conditions: Room for Play and Emotion

May 30 - The Challenges and Obstacles to Home Education

June 6 - Q & A on Home Education (optional)  


If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.