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Nadia and Mark removed their two children from mainstream school five years ago as they had struggled with bullying and school phobia in a traditional school setting. Since then they have home-schooled them. At a time when so many of us are having to adapt our roles as parents and teachers, they bring their experiences – the good and the bad – and offer a candid and practical guide to teaching at home.

Statistics show that the number of home-schooled children in the UK has increased by 40% over the last three years, and the rate is steadily increasing. Honey, I Home-Schooled the Kids will share obstacles, insights and resources that all parents can learn from, whether they’re looking for help in supporting their child at school or if they have decided that they would benefit more from being home-schooled.

Nadia and Mark said: ‘We’ve been home educating our daughters for many years now and have certainly had our challenges along the way. We hope that by sharing our personal experiences – the highs and lows – we can help other parents through the difficulties that they may be facing. Now more than ever we feel a “real” guide to educating children at home is so important and we hope that our honest and witty tone can help families with their journey nationwide.”

Nadia Sawalha has been a well-known face on our TV screens for nearly 30 years, appearing on iconic British shows such as EastEnders (playing Annie Palmer) and Celebrity MasterChef, which she won in 2007. Nadia has been a regular panelist on ITV’s Loose Women for over twenty years, entertaining daily with her quick wit and loveable charm. In addition, she has written five cookery books and has her own cooking show, Nadia’s Family Feasts on ITV.

Mark Adderley is a successful producer and director of documentaries and factual programmes for BBC1, BBC2, BBC4 and National Geographic. He is the owner of Dog House Media, a well-known production company which has produced factual shows for multiple major UK channels including Nigel Slater’s A Taste Of My Life (BBC2), Jo Brand’s Big Splash (UKTV) and How Star Wars Changed The World (Channel 5).

Nadia, Mark and their two children Maddie (17) and Kiki-Bee (12), have taken the online world by storm through their ever-growing YouTube and Instagram platforms.

From parenting, home schooling, marriage, film reviews, cooking features, popular culture, news reviews and everything in between – the Sawalha-Adderleys really are a content hub for all ages. Nadia and Mark also host two top Global Player podcasts, ‘How to Stay Married [So Far’] and ‘Confessions of a Modern Parent’.

Coronet will publish in hardback, eBook and audiobook in September 2020.

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