Stacey Solomon says a life-changing decision she has made for her boys is controversial… but it’s the right choice for them. Stacey has been on a long holiday with her sons – Zachary, 10, and Leighton, 5 – and she’s made a huge change to their lives. Writing in The Sun, Stacey said: “While I’ve been away lots of people are asking why I’ve taken my children out of school and whether I’ll be expecting a fine when I get home.
“The truth is that they no longer go to school. Last September, the boys and I decided that we were going to try homeschooling.” She went on to say: “This wasn’t a decision we made lightly. It’s one we’ve been pondering for a few years. Both of my children – Zachary, 10, and Leighton, five, – have been in school since the age of four … 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.” Stacey wrote that 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.” Stacey confirmed she have now decided to teach the boys at home.