Janis F

I’m giving a 5-star review because of the difference I’ve seen in my grandchildren and their parents. The parenting principles learned from books that recommended by the school have made a wonderful difference in their home. My SIL and daughter are responsive rather than reactive, and it has been remarkable to see the way the children are responding. They are responding with responsibility and accepting accountability. During their free time at home the children often spend it reading, or learning about a new interest. Don’t get me wrong. No one is perfect and skirmishes still happen, but the resolutions are often handled by the children, or with minimal responsive adult interaction. My daughter did not learn this in our home, unfortunately. I have seen a wonderful change in their home since becoming associated with AFE. I have been very impressed by the importance of the family that is supported here. I don’t have personal experience with the curriculum, but I can say that from what I’ve observed, this quote from Albert Einstein reflects what is happening there: ‘I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.’ I do see a love of learning in my grandchildren. When even a 10-year-old boy, who wasn’t happy in the beginning about limited/no television, can come to his mom a few days later and list the benefits he’s experienced, I definitely have to attribute some of that to his education system.