Stacey Solomon has revealed that she’s made a controversial change to her sons’ lives and it’s certainly got fans talking.
The TV star admits she made the decision to take her boys Zachary, 10, and Leighton, 5, out of mainstream education and start homeschooling them instead back in September after becoming concerned about Zachary’s changing personality.
“Every child is different and therefore responds differently to methods of teaching,” says Stacey, 28. “Also, this wasn’t a decision we made lightly. It’s one we’ve been pondering for a few years.
“They’ve both enjoyed their time at school but, as they got older, there were a number of things I began to question.
“When Zachary was halfway through Year Two he began to lose some of my favourite parts of his personality.
“Before that, he was often cheeky and making jokes, he never worried what people thought of him. He was a happy-go-lucky child, always inquisitive and wanting to know EVERYTHING about everything.
“But he would come home from school embarrassed to make jokes and be silly and he became very quiet and a little sad. We spoke about this a lot and he explained to me that his behaviour was deemed naughty and disruptive by teachers and not cool by his peers.”
Whilst Stacey says she’s full of admiration for ‘amazing’ teachers, she feels that the boys’ ‘enthusiasm to learn’ is at its best when they’re with her and thinks they’re also able to experience a wider range of life topics such as finances and cooking.
“There are so many things I think are imperative to my children’s learning that just aren’t a part of the curriculum and lots of things I PERSONALLY don’t think are necessary on there,” the Loose Women star explains in her Fabulous magazine column. “So we decided to homeschool and our adventure began.”
Stacey admits that it’s not been an easy journey as she’s had to figure out what the children should be learning and how, and she’s made sure that they keep up their core subjects in case they ever want to return to school.
She also insists that homeschooling is still social and that Zachary and Leighton mix with children their own age as well as adults.
“Yes, it’s controversial and not everyone will agree with me but parents have to make their own decisions,” the mum-of-two explains. “No-one should judge them and you shouldn’t feel judged.
“When it comes to raising your kids I firmly believe everyone should do it their own way and not judge what everyone else is doing.
“Ultimately, I have no idea how this relatively new step in our lives will pan out, but right now my children are happy and healthy, enjoying life and learning and that’s all I can hope for.”
Stacey’s controversial move has certainly got people talking and has sparked debate amongst fans. with many praising the former X Factor star.
‘obviously a well thought out decision made & if it works for you then it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks or says,’ one follower commented, whilst another said: ‘Your a true inspiration for taking your children’s feeling into consideration even when it comes to their education as well’
Others showed their support but admitted to concerns about homeschooling, with one writing: ‘I would love to home school but worry about isolation and not mixing with friends and socialising not educating them enough etc’
‘I’m still very unsure but good luck to you,’ another said.
It comes after Stacey revealed last week that she was spending quality time with the boys on holiday, leading fans to question how she was able to take them out of school.
We can’t wait to hear more about how Stacey and the kids get on in their homeschooling journey.
From our sister site CelebsNow.
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Emily in Paris Fans Think Kim Cattrall Will Make an Appearance in Season 3
instyle– Fans are speculating a major pop-culture crossover in season 3 of Emily in Paris. After Kim Cattrall infamously turned down the chance to revive her Sex and the City character, Samantha Jones, for the reboot, fans couldn’t help but wonder if Jones could make an appearance in the next season of the cult-favorite Netflix show.
If you’re watching And Just Like That … (and even if you’re not), you know that Cattrall’s character is supposedly off working her public relationships magic in London, England, just a quick trip from Emily (Lily Collins) and her booming marketing firm, Savoir.
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Fans noticed major parallels between the characters, from their location to their sex positivity to their career in communications. Plus, both series were created by big-time Hollywood producer Darren Star — with SATC costume designer Patricia Field now responsible for Emily’s kitschy, Parisian looks — making a collab that much more believable.
One Twitter user wrote, “Current theory: Samantha has supposedly moved overseas, hence her lack of presence in the new SATC TV series. Then she shows up by total surprise in a crossover episode of EMILY IN PARIS. I would watch Samantha try to tolerate Emily, 100 percent.”
Collins fueled the flames by teasing a possible season 3. The actress posted photographs from her Vogue Hong Kong cover featuring a jet-black shag haircut and dark makeup writing, “Season 3 pivot?? Who’s with me? …” Collins used the same caption when reposting a fan’s Tweet with the magazine images that read, “Emily in Berlin.”
Women Who Work Outside Road-Tested the Season’s Cutest Winter Coats
If you’re in the market for a new winter coat, there’s no shortage of options out there. Fuzzy, puffy, water resistant, bright — whatever you want, a quick Google search will surely lead you to something that promises to be top-notch. But will it actually be warm and stand up to the elements? Ehh…that’s not always a guarantee. Some coats photograph well but turn out to be flimsier, breezier, or less precipitation-proof than they look.
This season, though, InStyle.com decided to take some of that risk out of the equation. We wanted honest coat reviews — ones that told us something that wasn’t in the product description. So, we recruited the help of five ‘cold professionals,’ AKA women who work outside as part of their job. We gave them one of the coats we’d been coveting, had them walk around in it for about an hour (while we snapped photos, of course), and then asked them questions to determine its overall rating, which accounts for warmth but also coolness.
Thankfully, this crew didn’t hold back and shared some solid advice for those wondering what jacket is really worth their money this winter.
Skims Isn’t Always Sold Out: These Thermal Leggings Are Available in Practically All Sizes Right Now
Of the many fashion and beauty lines that members of the Kardashian/Jenner clan have launched over the past few years, Kim Kardashian West’s Skims is undoubtedly one of the family’s biggest hits. Since its debut in 2019, the shapewear and loungewear brand has won rave reviews (and earned a whole lot of money) for its comfortable styles and inclusive sizing, and so it’s no wonder that its products often sell out super quickly. If you’ve been dying to try some items out for yourself but haven’t gotten the chance just yet, we’ve got good news: Skims Cotton Rib Thermal Leggings are available at Nordstrom in so many colors and size options right now.
For anyone not familiar with thermal leggings, they’re the best during winter (or any day when the AC is on too high, if we’re being real). They’re designed to retain your body heat and keep you warm, and the best ones do so while still being light enough to allow your skin to breathe. Skims’ thermal leggings are made with ribbed stretch cotton that hugs close to the body, yet doesn’t feel suffocating.
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