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We've all learned some life lessons after week one of home-schooling

Sarah Caden


Normal school rules are just heartless rigidity in a world with no normal and few home comforts, writes Sarah Caden

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The night before day one of the home school, I packed the lunch boxes. My younger daughter, who is nine, didn't like the one I'd chosen. She said she wanted a different one. I let her choose a different one. As if it mattered.

At that point, however, on the night before day one of the home school, I was of the opinion that things like lunch boxes mattered.