It depends entirely on the family. I know families that do well with a more rigid schedule and expectations. I also know families that do well with less structure and rules. My family is a bit of both. I expect my kids to be clothed, but I'm not opposed to pajamas on certain days. We always start at about 8:45, and we always "school" in the mornings. We usually take a break at around 10:15 and we're usually done by 12:15. Some of my kids' curriculum is taught by me, some is online and some is independent. I really don't care where or in what position they work, as long as they do. They work at the kitchen table, outside, in their rooms, on the floor, in the gazebo, on the trampoline, up a tree and a bunch of other places. We take extended vacations in our RV, as well. The same goes during those times. Work where you please, just do it neatly, sweetly and completely. Because we're normally finished by 12:15, our afternoons are free for other stuff. We do sports, arts, play dates, hikes, swimming, climbing, biking and all kinds of other stuff in the afternoons. There's no homework, so evening and weekends are free.
I know several naturist families that home-school their children. The children are all well behaved, very bright, and are wonderful in both nude and textile functions. One family had 3 children 14(F), 12(M), 8(f). The mother is a chemist by profession and the kids do dress for safety --- but the family is nude at dinner.(There are in WI). Another family (in CT) had 4 children who are not 20, 16,15-15 MFFM (last two are twins) again they were raise as naturist and the kids still are active with it.
AANR should have some information on this topic.
was not much of a nudist as a homeschooled student, but as adults, my fiance and I are both in favor of naturist ideas, including nudity. We're kind of new to the lifestyle (our parents weren't in favor of it, so we couldn't really live like nudists/naturists until we were on our own) but when we have and are home educating children some day, we intend to raise them to be as comfortable in their own skin as they are in clothing, and we will not force them to wear clothes except for the purpose of going out in public, protection, or simply if it suits them to do so. http://scienceblogs.com/denialism/2012/03/15/...
A “homeschooled” girl recently escaped her family in Wisconsin. She was illiterate at 14, and not because she chose not to read — because her family didn’t want to teach her. She was severely malnourished, had been sexually abused by her stepbrother, had been forced to drink her own urine, was kept in the basement with only a bucket for waste and a sink to wash herself, and was often forced to do chores in the nude to prevent her hiding food in her clothing.
She finally seized an opportunity to escape after her stepmother pushed her down the stairs in fury at an inadequate cleaning job; the girl had become convinced that now they weren’t merely going to beat her but would kill her, so she left. Barefoot. In the winter.(Fortunately, this was an unusually mild winter.) How had she not escaped earlier? Her parents had registered her as “homeschooled” and there was no follow up.
Maltamon stands convicted of the worst crimes!