The Episode That Led Jane to Choose Homeschooling

This episode Jane interviews Nicki Farrell from The Wildlings Forest School which delves into the intricacies of non-traditional education paths, starting with a Jane's journey from public and private schooling to homeschooling due to bullying and a lack of support in the classrooms.

It highlights the emotional and societal challenges of homeschooling, discussing with Nikki how the current education system doesn't offer flexibility, individualisation, and a broad range of learning opportunities.

The conversation then shifts to cover childhood ambitions within the scope of neurodiversity, emphasising the importance of passion-led learning and catering to autistic children's interests to boost their confidence and emotional well-being.

Nicki and Jane question traditional schooling in the age of technology and AI, and advocates for a more personalised approach to education that values individual needs and interests over conformity.

The overall message is that we need to look into educational choices that prioritise mental health, individual growth, and the breaking down of stigmas surrounding neurodiversity.

Check out Nicki and the Wildling Forest school here

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About the Author Jane McFadden

Jane McFadden, former psychologist turned neurodiversity specialist, found her passion after a late ADHD and autism diagnosis. She's the founder of Australia's largest online psychology company, helping veterans with PTSD. Now, she hosts the popular podcast "ADHD Mums" and speaks on neurodiversity, focusing on women and girls. Jane resides on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

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