Articles by Anupama Thakkar

Before walking on the unconventional path of homeschooling her son and redefining her role as a parent, Anupama was an engineer and early childhood educator. She enjoys being outdoors, reading, cracking silly jokes and doing her bit to make a difference in her surroundings.

It has been eight years now since we started down this path without setting any goals to reach anywhere. It was our son Nihar’s choice to learn at home by making things and working on projects rather than only through books. He proposed that to us, when he entered Class 4, as he felt that he wasn't finding enough time to do the things he wanted to do. As parents, we valued his need to be free from systems and structures and to be motivated by his innate sense of wonder and curiosity. Today, he is 18 and a co-founder…

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