From the very first, we have always regarded NorthStarWorldwide as a complementary education process. We are not a school and we are not in the business of replacing parents; what we attempt to do is to come alongside parents (and more latterly schools) and provide assistance in those areas where folks feel a little vulnerable or in need of support. This is critical to the way that we see our task and is the reason why we are so committed to home education (and not, please note, home schooling!) It was Pestalozzi, the great Swiss educator, writing at the beginning of the 19th century who said “The mother is qualified and qualified by the Creator Himself, to become the principal agent in the development of her child; … and what is demanded of her is – a thinking love.” We would also like to add the dad to that quote, but I am sure that you understand the point that Pestalozzi is making. Indeed, I would suggest that Pastalozzi’s comment is worth repeating especially in our age where governments across the world appear so zealous in their desire to strip parents of their authority to make their own decisions regarding the educate and rearing of their own children. More than anything else, we at NorthStarWorldwide, want to empower parents to be able to confidently educate their children and to bring a ‘thinking love’ to bear upon all that takes place within the family.